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Sunday, November 13, 2011

A little shopping, a little mail and a birthday boy!

Hi all!  I can't believe it is already Sunday night.  My goodness how time just seems to fly right by these days.  This past week was so hectic at work since I replaced my co-worker, Veronique in the classroom a couple of afternoons.  This coming week will be back to normal except I start a new student tomorrow evening.  I'm really happy my teaching English business is growing.  
This past weekend I went to my painting teacher's Christmas art sale.  Wow!  What amazing art work done by three different artists.  A fourth artist was also present and her medium is papercrafts so she decorated jars of various chutneys (second photo) and relishes that she had made.  I couldn't help buying a pretty jar of her delicious chutney.  Hopefully I can bring myself to opening it since it is so pretty.  Take a look (below) at this beautiful skate one of the artists painted and then decorated.  Isn't it GORGEOUS?

The Christmas balls I will most probably give as presents and the bag above I will keep for myself.
Of course I also bought a few craft supplies this past week too.  I also received my "Stampin 'Up" order of supplies.

I also received some nice mail this week.  A letter and belated birthday surprises from my friend Kimie from Canada.  She also sent decos and FBs, and included some recipes for me to try.

Some ATCs Kimie made.

And, a letter and FBs from my friend Vanessa from USA.

I had wanted to post this photo of Noah with his parrot birthday cake this past week but...time just got away from me.  Last weekend for his birthday we also met with Miss Barbara for breakfast.  She had worked with him at school for the past four years but has now moved to Australia.  She actually left this past Tuesday.  She is like part of the family so it was sad to see her go.  Fortunately we'll still keep in touch!

And, that's it for tonight.  I need to get more letters written and prepare my English classes for the week.  See you soon!


  1. Hi Jacqueline! I'm glad to hear from you!
    The skate is amazing, I have never seen something like that before!! So pretty. Did you make the cake? Looks yummy. Nice to see Noah' smile..

    I can't stop watching your supplies o.O
    They are adorable..!
    I'll send you a private message soon :)
    No news about your mail yet, it's unbelievable..I hate when the USPS lose my mail.

    Have an excelent Monday, friend!

  2. I love seeing all the lovely supplies you bought. And getting mail is always awesome.

    Happy birthday to your boy!:)

  3. Guess what............... I received your amazing envelope!! OMG That's incredible..I'm very grateful, I've never received something like that before :D I have no words, all is beautiful. I got inspiration from your letter and all you sent me!Thank you Jacqueline :D I'll be replying to you soon. Hugs.