I spent the later part of the morning and early afternoon packaging up 85 Tookies finger puppets for Art-o-mat.
The assembly line
get a weight-block, info insert, piece of tissue paper and a finger puppet
fold them all up and wrap with tissue, leaving the soft bottom edge hanging off
carefully work the whole shebang down into the box (tight fit!)
fold down the soft edge and close the box
add it to the box o' Tookies and start again
Then it was time to get ready for Juana to arrive -- I needed to meet her in my driveway with the salt bucket because the driveway had reeeeeally slippy spots -- melting snow meant water on top of ice. We headed over to Barnes & Noble to meet up with Frann Ramales -- we haven't seen her for about a year and a half. Among other things, Frann makes incredible chainmaille jewlery and wearable art -- take a look at her Etsy shop -- Armored Hearts. The three of us had a very good time talking about all kinds of stuff! Then I couldn't sit anymore, plus it was just about time for Frann to meet up with another friend.
Then Juana and I came back to my house and talked and talked and ordered incredible pizza from Benito's in Novi (yummmmmm -- eggplant!) and we played Magic: the Gathering until nearly 1:30 in the morning! We absolutely did not plan on playing that long -- it just happened that way. Another great day!