Thursday, June 30, 2011


...can cause all sorts of issues. With the biggest Stampin' Up! event of the year less than two weeks away, I'm swimming in it (stress. Swimming in water sounds fun!). I love Convention. I love preparing for Convention. I don't love unexpected dental issues, unplanned for work meetings, unrelenting dental issues, expensive sprinkler repairs involving digging a hole in my driveway and nursing a stress fracture in my left foot while preparing for Convention.

Stress invites me to eat. It demands that I eat. It dangles food in front of me like a tennis ball being tossed to a Golden Retriever. Must I fight nature all the time?

So, deep breath. I have a facial scheduled on Saturday. Heaven!

Monday is the 4th of July and I think I'm ready enough for Convention that I don't have to fuss over my classes that day--I can enjoy the neighborhood parade and city fireworks with my friends. Nice.

Stress helps me appreciate being busy, having loving friends, and taking some precious time to relax--even for ten minutes.


  1. Hugs to you my long distance friend!! I pray that this stress your under and the crappy dental issues will go away soon.....I'm so looking forward to learning from you at convention, and would love to actually meet you?
    Feel like a stalker at times, but I'm harmless, I'm just lovin what you do and that you get to work at a really nifty place everyday......I'm sure it has it's down side too, but there are days I'd like to walk in your shoes for a week.... :-) Deb

  2. Bonnie, I've been wondering how you and your department have been doing as Convention inches closer. If it's any consolation, I know everything will go seamlessly and beautifully, (as they always do), despite how stressful everything is now. And I hope all your other issues fade away quickly, (why do teeth act up at the most inconvenient of times??) :)

    I miss and love you and wish I could give you a giant hug every day. And with Convention stress rolling in, every hour. ;)

    I'll be praying and pulling for you and your (brilliant) team. And for your teeth.


    Loooove Youuuuuuu.

  3. I love the tennis ball/golden retriever simile, by the way. You have such a gift with telling stories and details, (whether they're completely accurate or not ;) ). I just love reading your blog. :)

  4. Bonnie-let me know if you need anything.