(Ahhh, AnnMarie - this one's for you, babe ;))
Ok for the Ugly (Always start with the bad first I always say...) - Wow, what a weekend it's been for us around here. Oh, yes, you can tell it's fall and the weather is changing because that means the sickies are back. I hate sickies. I especially hate sickies when they wake my baby up at 10 o'clock at night with a 103.7 fever that I can't break. So off to the ER we went. Poor little man had to have two doses of temp-reducing meds, blood work, chest x-ray, a rectal temp, an exam by some man he didn't know (who, thanfully, was wonderful with him), and then a HUGE shot in his hip...all thanks to a bout of pneumonia and a massive ear infection. My heart was just crushed. Thankfully the shot perked him up a bit and by the time we got home in the early hours of the morning, he was able to get some sleep. I tell you it's hard being a mama sometimes....and well, even harder being the sick little boy.
The Bad was that because of the sickies, we missed out on all kinds of fun stuff here in town. They had a Light UP Shelbyville! celebration and Boy Scout activity that we had to miss out on among other things. The kids were bummed and so was I. I absolutely adore walking up and down the streets of our little town and window shopping at all the quaint stores and antique shoppes. It's even more fun to do it by the twinkle of the holiday lights. (But I have to admit it was a little UGLY that they're already lighting up the town - it's not even THANKSGIVING for pete's sake....but I digress here...)
The Good is that I am working with Rachel, the creative force behind and owner of BasicGrey, to design a class to teach in SOUTH AFRICA!!!! SOUTH AFRICA of all places!!! How amazingly cool! I know they have a huge scrapbooking contingency down there and a bunch of excited and talented scrapbookers. That rocks! Even more amazing??? It's for a CRUISE and she wants me to go along as her TA! WHeeeee! What a year next year is going to be with all that traveling!! I'm still trying to work out the details, but I sure hope to see you gals in South Africa in March! To celebrate, here's a layout that was sent out as a retailer class kit for November. I hope you like and Happy Scrapping!