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!
Posted by Deanna at 6:07:00 PM