Welcome to my blog! I write, and take photos, and use Photoshop every day. I love learning and surprises and my sweet family and being a transplanted southerner.


So, did my absence make your heart grow fonder?

Or are you just pretty annoyed? :P Never fear! I’m still here, although the weekend was tougher on me than I had thought it would be.

I woke up on Friday morning very sick. It was bad. I think it was a migraine (I’m tipped off by the massive, pounding headache I had), but I was on the verge of not being able to teach my two classes at CKU-Anaheim on Friday because I couldn’t quit throwing up. It was awful. :(

I did manage to make it through the classes, and was able to grab a nap on Friday (and I went to bed early - so helpful). I haven’t really been feeling myself since then, although I’m MUCH better than I was on Friday, and improving. :) There is nothing worse than being sick when traveling, especially when I had 150 students depending on me to show them how to use Photoshop. :)

I need to give a huge shout-out to my TA’s for the classes: Tricia, Nami, Caroline, Trude, Aimee, Jenny, and the folks from Epson: Gabriel, Katye and Stephanie. I COULD NOT have done this class without you. *SQUEEZE* People came up to me after class knowing the name of “their” TA who helped them through a rough patch. Awesome. That is what this is all about.

I can’t say that I remember much of Friday. In fact, I can say that I DON’T remember much of Friday (apparently we made it through, though, because a bunch of layouts got printed). But Saturday was good, although incredibly busy. I ended up not getting to bed until 2 a.m., and needed to get up at 4:30 to get to the plane. And today was spent ALL DAY flying home from Anaheim to NC. 6 hours of flying, plus a 3-hour time change. Bleh.

But the trip, I must say, was worth it. I LOVE meeting scrapbookers. I love being part of the process of discovering something new. And CKU ROCKS. I heard Ali tell people in Detroit that it would change their lives if they let it, and I believe that. I really do.

I will post more tomorrow (it’s 1:30 a.m., so that’s more like today), and include Katie’s generous coupon for you to use at DesignerDigitals. :) 

I’ll probably be in trip-recovery mode for the next few days (not to mention that our first online digital scrapbooking class starts today at JessicaSprague.com), but I’ll try to get things back together as soon as possible. :)


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