Friday, May 25, 2012

Busy, busy, busy....

Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I had to close the doors of My Creative Clubhouse's physical location in downtown West Bend. It was a very difficult decision, but so many things played a part in that decision; family, health, finances. I thank the man above every day for the wonderful friends I have that worked so hard to try to keep the clubhouse open while I had to go get a "real job" to help support my family.  Candy and Vickie, I owe so much to the both of ladies are my heart and soul. I could not ask for more caring, loving, giving women to have in my life. Thank you both for all you have done and all you continue to do! You are amazing friends! I love you both dearly, and miss you even more!

For those of you that don't know what has been going on with me, I have gone back to work full time. I decided to follow my childhood dream of working in the nursing field. I have attained my CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and am on the state listing (yahoo!).  I have been working full time as a CNA at Kettle Moraine Gardens in their Memory Unit. I work with dementia and Alzheimer's residents, and can I just say "I LOVE IT!" This line of work in so incredibly rewarding.

While I have been working full time with these amazing dementia/Alzheimer's residents, I have also been attending Moraine Park Technical College with full time credits! I am working towards my RN (Registered Nurse) license....I am proud to say that I have managed, while working full time and attending school full time, to finish my semester with a "pass", 3 A's and a B putting me at a 3.71 cumulative GPA (grade point average).

So, you see, I have not been avoiding all of you, I have been extremely busy. I am also in the process of sending my oldest son off to college this fall. I am so proud of him. He has received two academic scholarships, and will be attending UW-Whitewater seeking a degree in Accounting!

I intend to start to be creative again.....I am SO missing being creative! So, please stop back to see what I have been up to. Also, Candy and Vickie are still holding occasional classes, mostly at Sendik's Community Room in West Bend.  If you are interested in class information, please send me an email at and I will be sure you are kept informed of any upcoming classes.

I miss you all dearly, I wish I could still be at the clubhouse being creative, holding classes, meeting new people. Unfortunately, that is not a possibility....I do still have a online business address for any of you interested in ordering Close To My Heart products.  My online business address is Please stop by often, especially to check out the "While Supplies Last" section. There are GREAT clearance items there, and they change quite often.

If you need to reach me via phone, you can reach me on my cell phone (414) 640-0412. I will get back to you as quickly as I possibly can.

All of you have a very safe Memorial Day weekend, and please do not forget to honor our heroes, the United States military! We have an amazing country because of all they, and their families, have done for us all!

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