I know it's been a while. Since the Joplin Tornado things have been a little messed up schedule wise around here. It is going on two weeks since that whirlwind blew through. It has been a very emotional, trying time for many people. I'm sure it will be for a long time to come. The news has slowed down enough that I don't feel like I have to be glued to my computer or radio to hear the latest. Now it is time to rebuild. I can't wait to see a better Joplin reappear!
As I mentioned before, we escaped any damage from the tornado. However, this last weekend we were on a little trip and, while staying at a hotel, thieves broke into our truck. They broke out the driver's side glass and stole my daughter's purse and camera, a pocket knife of my husbands and I think my sunglasses because I can't find them anywhere! We got to the hotel late and there was no parking in the lot. We ended up at the back of the hotel in a parking lot of a mall that is no more. It felt a little deserted back there and we wondered about it but there were a few other cars so we figured it would be ok. We parked right next to a nice Suburban. That might have been a mistake as it blocked the view of our truck from the hotel windows. Anyway, because it was so late and we were all very tired, we didn't check to make sure we had all our valuables with us. I'm sure the thieves were disappointed when they opened my daughter's purse and found silly bands, various lipgloss, candy and other 9 year old purse items. She did have $5 in there that she just got from her piano teacher so she was bummed about that. I was bummed about the camera as it technically was mine. It was the one I had been using before I got my DSLR. It was a pretty nice point and shoot digital and it still had some of my pics on it. The broken window wasn't very fun either as we were 3 1/2 hours from home and had to drive with the wind in our face the whole time. But on the bright side, at least it didn't rain. :) We have a friend who is in the auto body business and he was able to get us a new window for around $80. We still don't have it installed but are hoping to get it in soon. I really hope the thief or thieves were disappointed in the "loot" that they got from us. I really hope they felt remorse when they realized that it was a child's possessions that they took. I'm guessing people like that really don't care but I'm still hoping.
So, onto a cheerier note... My Etsy is up and running. Notice the sidebar link to my Etsy shop, maggiejanedesigns. Just like my blog, you never know what you will find there. There is always a little of this and a little of that. I am just getting started and will learn more as I go along. I also have more items to list and more to make so check it out often and tell all your friends and neighbors about firstname.lastname@example.org. I will probably try to keep you all updated as I add new items but probably won't be able to do all of them so you will have to check out the shop itself to find a complete listing of all of my items. So have a great weekend and happy shopping! Until next time...
Have a blessed day,