I'm still trembling a bit as I type this. I grabbed Laura this morning, actually I kidnapped her because I went downstairs (she works for Howard) and told her to finish her smoothie because I was taking her somewhere. And bless Laura's heart, she put on her coat and got in the car, not once asking where I was taking her! We chatted while I drove us to Scrapbook Fever, a local scrapbooking store. Once every three months they hold what is called their Scrap Yard. Basically it is a garage sale of art supplies. Customers mark their unused art and scrapbooking items and sell them at the store. Did I mention things are cheap? It is a frenzied affair! We arrived just before 10:00 and were behind about 20 people waiting to get in the store. As the doors were unlocked, a mass of humanity rushed into the store and headed for the sale area. It was an elbow-jabbing experience as everyone squeezed their way to the table. I hardly looked at what I was throwing into my basket, but it was cheap enough that it didn't really matter. And lots of my purchases were goodie bags filled with an assortment of things, so I didn't have a clue what I had purchased until I got home and dumped my bags on the floor. And thus the trembling. Here is what I got for $765 . . . oops, that is what the clerk rang up (a mistake!). The actual total for all of this goodness was $165 - and I have at least $500 of stuff. I have several classes coming up, so you can bet my students will be benefitting from my jackpot of goodies!