DO IT? *okie thinks she better clear that up because she knows some of her readers have dirty little minds*
Okay, get your minds out of the gutter *then okie remembers she really needs to get to working on that tin foil hat of hers to keep people from reading her mind*. I mean how does a little machine that cuts paper have a person develop such wonderful friendships and make a person feel so missed and loved? It sure beats the heck out of me but it definitely does!
First off let me say there will be pictures posted soon but I am trying to do some organization about it as well. I will let you know the details in the next day or two, if not later today *okie is excited about it and wants to share with others so figures she will be working on it later today*.
Now about making new friends - I had several friends meet us in Ft. Lauderdale for the afternoon and evening while we were there. Carmen aka Scrappinbee, Robin aka rcz28, Tisha aka TPthatsme and Caroline aka Doxieluv01 met Karen, Shiane and myself for a great evening of fun.
We went to the beach, ate at Bubba Gump and visited for hours at the hotel. Heck I didn't even have time to meet the others who would be on the cruise with me but I figured I would have a whole week with those folks and I wanted to enjoy my precious time with my friends.
We all were laughing until we cried that night and I can tell you that I wish these ladies had went on the cruise with us!
Okay fast forward to the next morning. My doctor changed my sugar medication right before my trip which means my sugar levels drop faster than the had before. I took my medication and we didn't make it to breakfast within the 30 minutes I am suppose to eat and I was getting a little cranky and lightheaded *okie wonders if she described that right and knows bitchy is a better way to describe but figures she will leave it* and was afraid to talk to strangers because I might cuss them out.
Karen, Shiane and I ate our breakfast finally and I was feeling much better. We walked out of the dining room and my daughter leans over and says "Mom I think those women are talking about you because they kept staring and whispering" and Karen said "yeah I noticed that too!". I looked around to see who the heck would be staring at me and suddenly a woman pops around *okie won't admit that it almost scared the chit out of her* and holler "OKIE!". I look at her and say "yeah" and she says "IT'S SCRAPDEE!" Of course then I immediately give her a hug and then another lady pops aroud and says "SJOX44!" And I have to give her a hug. Well that was it for us! While we had several others we did spend time with we for the most part spent most of our activity time together and have declared the 5 of us are now BFF's for life!
I wanted to update you guys a little on the goings on of the cruise and I promise promise promise there will be plenty to read and see from the experience and will post soon about how you can see and hear all the wonderful stories.
But before I close this post let me explain about being loved and missed. I am not sure how many of you know about my fear of gnomes *okie swears those little creatures will stab you in your sleep*, but I have posted several times about this fear on the Cricut messageboard. I know now that it was a H U G E mistake to do so! I log in on the Cricut Circle forum on the general chat area and I swear this is no lie...half the avatars on the list were gnomes!! I kept seeing titles like "Gnome Place Like Home" "Welcome Gnome Okie" "It's a Gnome World After All" "Welcome Gnome Cricut Cruisers" and several others. Evidently quite a few of the Circle members got together and thought it would be funny to change their avatars to welcome me gnome *okie winces at even saying that*. While I was trying to read all the posts I was laughing about how crazy those Circlets are and then I started to tear up as I was filled with the warmth of friendship and love as I read the posts about how they missed me while I was gone.
Now that my dear readers truly amazes me how this little machine that cuts paper can create such wonderful bonds between people who have never met, may some day meet and finally get to meet!