Monthly Archives: September 2007

Arrived safe

I shut off my alarm.

Sooooo that meant that I woke up exactly six minutes before my cab was to arrive. I said something like ‘Oh shoot’. Likely much less PG.

He charges me for being late (over ten minutes – I wasn’t) and for stopping at the cash machine. I didn’t expect that. It made me decidedly grumpy. It also ate up his tip. I feel strongly about tipping, so now you know how grumpy I was. I was a little uneasy about my tipping karma. I should have tipped him.

I got my boarding pass and proceeded to security. What do I find in my purse? Sharp, sharp scissors. “You can’t take those on the plane.” the security lady says sternly. I think to myself, “Oh, really? I hadn’t figured that out yet.” I smiled sheepishly and asked if I could mail them home to myself. Off I went to the mail kiosk. What can I say? I like those scissors.

Back to Security, I set off the alarms, sigh and assume ‘the position’. The security guy asks if I have a metal belt on. I raise my shirt slightly and there is my Blackberry still affixed to my hip. Oops. Let’s try that again.

Next stop. Coffee. The Tim Horton’s line is very, very, very long. I arrive at the line at the same time as another women. She elbows me out of the way. It’s a good thing this act rendered me speechless. I can’t imagine that I would have said anything remotely nice. I just shook my head because I would have let her go ahead of me.

Coffee in hand, I head to the bookstore. I am anticipating my leisurely, child free flight, however, I’m disappointed by the book selection. I finally choose two books. “Kill the Messenger” by Tammy Hoag and “The Thirteenth Tale” by ‘Diane Setterfield. I head to the till and discover that I’ve lost 20 dollars somewhere in the airport. See what I mean about tip karma?

The flight was great and I savor the free time.

As I get closer to Alberta, I am eagerly looking forward to seeing my guys. (Mom and Dad too!)

My son is happy to see me (what a squeaky voice he has -lol) and is looking around excitedly . Up, down, behind me. Finally he asks where his ‘surprise’ is. Thanks kid. It was me silly.

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First meeting

I survived.

I was both excited and terrified to attend my very first meeting.

My project didn’t turn out quite as I hoped. I did learn a lot though.

I wanted my project to be simple and quiet. What I didn’t expect, was that it was going to end up looking so ‘flat’ (it definitely needed a three dimensional object) and frankly ugly. Even more embarrassingly (IMO) it looked as if I had thrown it together the night before. Not quite what I was going for. In reality, I spent many, many hours on it. Should I be admitting that out loud? I looked at my project and only one word came to mind. Expulsion. Immediate.

I think I went pale when the first cabinet was revealed. I know I forgot to breathe. Each cabinet was unique and more delightful than the one that preceeded it.

Then came mine. I truly wished the floor would open and swallow me whole. I believe I said “I don’t wanna.” Lovely use of the English language. I can only imagine how I looked.

I will eventually post a photo. I might smile or even laugh about it in the future. Today I can’t.

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New Up&Running w/Photoshop class w/Jessica

Just in case you were interested.

Jessica is offering a new beginner’s class. Mark October 8th on your calendar and register on opening day.

This class fills up quick, quick, quick!!!

Details here.

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Bright Shining Star!

My son is anyway!

My son is in the new issue of Canadian Family! The photo is on page 84.

OK – its a little picture.

How cool is that?

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Coming up for Air

I fully understand how digital scrapbooking can become an obsession.

I work just as slow though and I have run into a few minor problems with it. I swear the folks at Adobe made “ease of use” a really low priority.

Here is another layout for this week.


p.s. Yes, I deliberately blurred his face.

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