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When the vacation calendar comes around at the beginning of the year…Labor Day weekend is the first thing I schedule. This is the weekend of the Tecumseh Lodge Pow Wow. My family has been attending this Pow Wow since I was 12 years old and this only the third year we have had to miss it.
If you have never attended a Pow Wow, you should. There is a real sense of family there. You can arrive the first time with as little as a toothbrush and the people around you would help take care of you for the weekend. Now after that, you would have to pay it forward.
There are so may things I love about going. There are some very dear friends, that the only time we see them are at the Pow Wow and it seems as if no time has passed. There are the tables and booths filled beautiful artwork, jewelry, clothing, anything and everything you would need to make an outfit to dance in. There is fabtanbulous food at vendors or in your own camps. There is the inter-tribal dancing (even gourd dancing), with all the different styles, from beginners to experts. Finally getting to spend a wonderful fun weekend with my family.
We are all a little heartbroken to miss the Pow Wow again this year. We have all vowed to we will go next year and nothing with stop us. This is such a great fun tradition to carry on with our expanding family.
YIPPY! <sigh of relief>
The fates have decided that I deserve a break. Somehow, I managed to get my 2 documents of labels all into one. Not at all positive on how I did it, but it is done.
So glad I go on vacation tomorrow at noon-ish. I need it after all that.
Okay…now I am not in way shape or form a computer geek, however I am pretty handy with one. Decently proficient in Microsoft Office and whatever other program I am using I can usually figure out.
This last week has tried my patience in so many ways….patience is a virtue my tookus!
I have been trying for a week now to get my mail merge to work. First using the mail merge to pull a list from excel….no luck. I finally gave up and printed out all the labels I needed plus the extra labels I didn’t.
Then, much to my consternation my boss decides he wants to make a completely new list for a mail out he is getting ready to do in September. So, I go into my mail merge, I type in all 50+ names and addresses…then proceed for 2 hours to get the names & addresses onto the word document. Before you ask…<sighs wearily> I tried using Help, but the help was not so helpful. I know there was just one step that I was somehow missing and just couldn’t see it (I think I got tunnel vision).
Finally to my utmost joy…I did it! Unfortunately, I don’t know how I did it and am not quite sure is is correct. I ended up having 2 docs with the 2 pages of names and addresses instead of it all being on one, but I will not let my joy fade! Why? Because….it is done. WOO HOO!
If anyone knows some quick easy steps to mail merge, from existing or new lists, I would love to get them. You would have my eternal thanks!
Have a Fantabulous Day!