Sunday, April 20, 2008

A taxi ride, an earthquake, and a ton of fun!!!



I had such an amazing time at the Scrap Etc. Event in Nashville! I can't begin to tell you what fun I had! First, it's good to just get away for a bit, but second it's always fun to get to hang out with friends you don't get to see that often. oh, and the scrapping? It was fabulous! As soon as I get my pics in the albums I'll post pictures. We did 3 mini albums, one from Heidi Swapp, Gretchen McElveen, and Vanessa Hudson. I also did Bingo cards with Jenni Bowlin that I plan to make into a wall hanging. I didn't get to do my minis with Wilna Furstenburg or Angelia Wigginton (see followin story) but I brought home the kits and plan to get to those soon!

So the scrapping was great, but I had a few little misadventures myself. Thursday when I got to the hotel I met up with Virginia and Morgan, who were working the Event, and jumped right in to do whatever they needed up doing. After a long day, and a fun dinner (at 11pm) I went to bed at 12:30 totally exhausted. At 2:30am I woke up with a MAJOR UTI, and in so much pain I was on the verge of tears. So I called Scott (my OB) woke him up to call me in a Rx. So at like 3am I took a taxi by myself with this Indian dude, who I just prayed would take me to the right pharmacy. It was like riding with Abu from The Simpsons. He was like 'did you call a taxi? would you like a pharmacy?' (said in my best Abu/Indian-sounding voice). I was scared but in more pain, and the pain won out, so I just trusted him. Then back at the hotel while waiting for all my meds to kick in I decided to sit in the hallway, and read. I didn't want to keep my roommates awake, so I just sat out in the hall. All of a sudden, the floor started shaking and the doorframes creaking!!! I'm a Southern girl, never ventured further west than Arizona. I'm not familiar with earthquakes, so I was totally freaking out. Actually, at first, I thought that I'd mistakenly taken too much medicine and I was hilucinating. But then I checked my waterbottle beside me, and it was sloshing around, so I knew it wasn't just me. anyway, I ended up going to sleep at 5am. I slept through Wilna's class that morning but felt much better the rest of the weekend! Thank goodness for Scott! I would've been sick all weekend, if he hadn't called in those meds for me right away!

To top off such an incredibly fun weekend, when I got home I walked in to my very own scrap room!!!! While I was gone Dad and Kathy watched the girls (and I'm VERY grateful). But Dad also took it upon himself to tear down a wall in my laundry room to give me a little nook of sorts to scrap. I knew that he was going to do it beforehand, but I was amazed when I came home. He went way above my expectations or anything I had imagined, and the room just blew me away when I first saw it!! I'm so excited and can't WAIT to get all my stuff squared away and organized in there. (because I came home with like 100 lbs. of more stuff!) SO, not only was it a great weekend, but then my sweet Daddy gave me one of the best welcome home presents any scrapper could ask for! I owe he and Kathy BIG TIME!!!

Hopefully soon I'll get some pictures of my projects and my room and post them soon! Hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did! Off to play with my girls!

13 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, looks like you had an amazing time!! I can't wait to hear more details!! ;)

Brandi said...

Wow! You had quite the adventure! Glad you're feeling better! Drew woke up at the same time the earthquake is said to have happened and refused to go back to sleep. I'm pretty sure we felt none of it here and that it's just a weird coincidence!

Can't wait to see what you created! And I can't wait to see pics of your new space!

Diana said...

I'm so sorry you got sick but I'm glad you were able to get the meds to take care of it and ended up having a fun weekend. I can't wait to see pics of your new scrap space and all your goodies. Enjoy!

Jenn said...

Deanna, awesome photos ! I looked like alot of fun, sorry about the UTI , thats no fun .... we missed you guys alot over at CA though, so glad you are back !!

Nicole said...

Looks like you had an eventful weekend! Can't wait to see your new space!

Croppycatter said...

wow D! I am so super jealous!!! Sounds like you have a pretty special dad too!

Jen said...

Glad you had a great time! Loved looking at all your pictures and can't wait to see what you created.

Tricia said...

Sounds like quite and adventure you had! Glad you had a lot of fun! I can't wait to see your projects that you created. Don't forget to post pictures of your new scrappy space!

Morgan said...

I'm glad you made it home!! I had SO much fun, we have GOT to get toghether again soon... can't wait to see the scrap room pics!

Jenni said...

Glad you had such a great trip (minus the UTI---ick!) I would love to go to something like this one day...so fun!

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Melanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend except for the UTI and the earthquake. What a scare.

Wonderful photos.