Monday, April 6, 2009

Man, what a weekend, and change for the drawing.

This weekend has been such a rollercoaster, and the ride isn't stopping.

First of all, my hubby and I left friday to go on a weekend trip for our 11th anniversary. It had been years since we've gone on a trip for our anniversary. We had the arrangements made for my hubby's aunt to watch the kids for the weekend made weeks ago, and even took the carseats over on thursday. My husband's grandmother was watching the kids until she could pick them up. Well about 1/2 way up we get a call from his aunt, she said that my hubby's cousin died (not her daughter, but neice she was close to), and we could tell she was very upset. So we go into a frenzy trying to think of someone who could watch the kids at the last minute (it was either find someone or come back home) I called a friend of mine who has 2 children the same age as mine, and thankfully she was willing to drop everything and watch the kids (you find out who your friends are)

Ok, so we get there and this B&B was supposed to have WIFI, well, when we get the laptops out, nothing. We go to the desk and the owner says that it wasn't working, and told me I could go look at it. Well I reset the boxes, and the whole internet system goes down. (Now I'm thinking he's going to kick us out, and wondering how much worse our weekend could get). Another couple comes in, and he's going to take them to their room, there is a drink machine outside with $.50 20oz cokes (you know how cheap that is?) so hubby puts in 2 quarters...nothing. So he tries to put a dollar bill in, and it keeps giving it back, well finally it takes it. He hits the coke button, and it gives him a very hot diet coke. Ok, so now I'm really feeling bad. Thankfully the owner wasn't upset over the internet deal when he gets back, and goes and gets us 3 very cold 12 oz cokes.

Ok, so later we go to eat dinner and we find a place that boasts that it's the largest buffet anywhere. It's high ($15/person) but we think, Why not?. Well the food is extremely bland, not salt or seasoning (It only said largest, not best), great the icing on the cake.

A candle light dessert is served as part of the stay at the B&B, and we were given the choice between a hot fudge brownie or cheesecake. We got the brownie. I bet our eyes were as big as saucers when it came out. A huge brownie with 3 scoops of vanilla icecream, whipped cream, cherry and fudge. OMG it was delicious.

We get back to the room, and all we hear till we go to sleep is someone walking back and forth (I guess they were missing their treadmill). Neither of us sleep very well.

So the next morning we wake up at 7:30, and guess what? More walking. We go to breakfast, and the owner's wife asked how we slept, we told her not well and what the deal was. Breakfast was wonderful, the first great thing to happen yet.

We leave the room and go to Gatlinburg, and walk and window shop, we had a great time, the weather was wonderful.

That evening we went on the sunset cruise offered by the B&B, it was really nice, we were going to have a great day, right? Wrong. (BTW this was our actual anniversary).

There was a seafood restaurant a mile from the B&B that was supposed to be great. Well, we go, and we ask if they can salt and pepper the flounder and popcorn shrimp. "All we can do is bake or fry" was our response, we should have left right then. We sit there for 20 minutes and people who were seated before us already had their food when ours was brought out. I barely recognised the flounder, it looked like processed fish, and the food was luke warm. We didn't eat it.

We go back to the B&B and got the dessert, 2 huge slices of cheesecake for each of us, WOW, and it was great.

That night we get in the hot tub, we slept great that night. (BTW, we found out the people above us were the owners relatives, they moved them to another part of the B&B.)

Sunday we woke up at 7:30 to a beautiful day, and get breakfast, again a great breakfast.
The trip home was uneventful. We come home and get the dogs settled (the new lab stayed with someone else for the weekend). Then we go get the kids (We bought my friend a $25 gift certificate for stepping in, I know not much, but it was a little something).

We leave there and go visit the aunt who's daughter died. Hubby was a pall bearer today. I've told everyone that I would not be able to be there, since my 2 babies funerals, I just can't do them anymore.

So that was my weekend, and the roller coaster is still going.

Oh, and I had 2 wholesale inquiries over the weekend, but not holding my breath.

So, that being said, there was no time to do the drawing for the giveaway, nor would I have time to get it made and shipped in time for easter. So this is what I'm doing. I'm going to continue the giveaway to Friday April 10th, and I'm gonna give away $20 in products. The previous entries will still count toward this drawing.

Also, if you make any purchase in my shop you will get 2 additional entries, just post your transaction number.

I will also give you 20% off on any purchase in either my Etsy shop or Artfire shop. Just put "Blog20" in message to seller.


  1. Oh Patti, that sucks! At least the desserts were good. ;)

  2. Awww...what a crazy weekend! Glad you had at least somewhat of a good time window shopping!

  3. Sorry about your weekend!

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