Saturday, February 23, 2008


Oh yes! We went to the Zoo today and we had a blast. Those of you who know me, know I absolutely adore animals. I love watching them, bonding with them, and just plain lovin on them. Yes, I'm a dork, and still such a kid :-) Anywhoo, here's some pics and video from our little adventure.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What a Day

Oh my!!!!!! Today was just plain weird. Every wacho came out of the woodworks to "play" at The Carpet Place. We had claims, very odd customers, and weird phone calls!
It was quite the day. Not that it was bad, it was just really, really weird. We couldn't figure out what the deal was. Then we realized DUH! Tomorrow is a FULL MOON and we had a METEOR SHOWER this morning. So it makes perfect sense, all the wachos are coming out to play hehe :-)

Hope you all in internet land had interesting days as well! God Bless

Here's the gang at our last company meeting! Our faces pretty much sums up today :-)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Rhododendron Garden

Today was absolutely be-a-utiful!!! It was 60ish, sunny, and clear. As stated in my last post, Spring is slowly coming and I can't wait :-) It's amazing to me how many gorgeous parks there are in the metro area; I have never seen so many in one city before. Here are some pictures from our walk through the garden and some of my new friends we met along the way.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I'm ready for spring. Soooo ready!!!! It has been a long dreary winter. I think I've seen more rain in the past few months than I have in my entire life. However, we have had an inkling of sunshine the past few days. Monday was absolutely beautiful. It warmed up to the 50's and the sun peeped out for the afternoon. Of course, it was back to rain yesterday, but I'm starting to feel spring coming. I have been so anxious to be outside without layering sweats, rain gear, and winter coats! According to the groundhog, we only have 5 weeks of winter left. I hope I can hold out until the sun comes out and the days become longer. Here's to thinking of spring :-)

PDX Rose Garden August 06

Scrapbooking Bug

Okay, I finally started scrapbooking. I have been wanting to for quite a while, but everytime I tried, I would loose interest. This time, it seems to have stuck :-) Here are a few layouts I did while I was sick this past weekend.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Vegas Baby!

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas. It was a work related trip to the Surfaces Convention, and oh my, it was crazy. I have never seen so many products packed into a huge space in my life. Almost every flooring company in the nation was there, as well as a few international companies. We spent the bulk of our day meeting with our reps and buying product for our showrooms. At night we schmoozed with our reps at varios swanky parties and night clubs. Now, I am not a partier, I have never been drunk, and that sort of lifestyle is not my thing. However, I did have a good time, still staying completely sober. Yes, it's possible!

The highlight of the whole trip was going to the famed Tao nightclub at the Venetian. It was amazing. It's one of those places that you only get into if you know someone or are someone, mainly a celebrity. For the rest of us, it costs about $200-$500 just to get in the door. CRAZY!!! Well, one of our flooring suppliers bought out the club for three hours, open bar and all, and treated all of their customers to a free party at the Tao. While almost everyone around us was drinking, I stuck to good ol' water and gingerale with cranberry juice. We danced and sang and just had a blast. Here are some of the pics from our trip :-)

Ahhh, my 1st view of sunshine in over a month :-)

Brandy's room at the Venetian. (Our room, Michele and I, looks exactly the same except there were 2 beds)

It's neat to see 50's modern design with a 21st century spin.

At the show in the Sands convention center!

Lot's of metallics this year!

Yes! That's a pewter plated, working toilet. And you can have one in your home.

A view of the canal shops from the 2nd story window of the Canalleto restaurant. Our supplier, Cronin, rented out the second story as well as the bar.

The pinnacle of the trip, the Tao nightclub. (I didn't take these pictures cause I forgot my camera. But they provide a much better view of the interior)

Michele and I with one of the performers :-)

Bye Bye sunshine!