It was about a year ago that I made the difficult announcement that I was closing up my shop. I can't believe how this year has flown by because it feels like it's been much longer than that. This blog post is a bit hard to make because it is about me, not scrapbooking, and is not announcing a return to designing... yet. But I wanted to write a short update because soon you will be seeing me around at Scraps N Pieces a bit more.
I miss designing so much! I opened Photoshop the other day to see if I 'still had it' as far as designing goes. It's much like riding a bike - I discovered that I still remember many of the little tricks I used to make CU products my own. I still remember the keyboard shortcuts. And I felt the passion I had for creating my designs. It was a fun day!
Then I got the bright idea that I should see if I could do something for the blog train at Scraps N Pieces. I will have to push it today if I'm going to be finished in time for the deadline though. Deadlines and the effect they were taking on my health were the reason I had to hang up my designing hat last year. So... we'll see. Maybe I'll make it and maybe I won't. If not this month's blog train, maybe next month!
Health issues still plague me and unfortunately it's come to the point of specialists testing me for some very serious diseases. I am certainly hoping that they are wrong.
Oh, did I mention my motorcycle accident? On July 1st, my husband and I were celebrating Canada Day by riding our motorcycle to one of the parks in the city to join in the festivities. Unfortunately, a careless driver ruined our day and we found ourselves down on the ground with paramedics taking us by ambulance to the hospital.
We were fortunate however! Our injuries, although debilitating, were not serious enough to be life threatening. My husband suffered a head injury, both collarbones were dislocated, his shoulder was dislocated and he suffered a massive deep bruise on his thigh that is now developing some nasty scar tissue. I fell on my hip, hit my head on the ground, and the car's tire stopped on top of my fingers. I was very fortunate that out of all that, my biggest problem is soft tissue damage in my pelvis. I am officially considered handicapped as I have a lot of trouble walking on my own, standing for longer than about 5 minutes, and I can only lift my right foot about 6" off the ground so I can't even put socks and shoes on by myself. I use a 4 wheeled walker to get around when I'm out. My fingers are still sore, but there were no broken bones and I can't believe it, but I didn't even lose a fingernail like I expected to. My husband is recovering quickly and despite all the dislocated bones, his bruises and constant headaches are his biggest problem right now.
If you've read this far... wow! You must be pretty bored. LOL! I'm sad that I'm not announcing a return to designing yet, but at least I'm thinking about blog trains... See you around at SNP. ;)