So Ottawa was the last scrapbook consumer show. My girlfriend came out to help with it and we took full advantage of the spa at the great hotel where we stayed. If you ever get a chance stay at the BrookStreet Hotel in Kanata just outside of Ottawa. The BEST restaurant and a fab spa!
The scrapbook show itself wasn’t as busy as last year and was horribly hot…about 35 C all day. I felt like I was melting after 5 minutes. It was a loooooong day.
As we were packing up I’m not sure if it was the heat or the fact I was just trying to get out of there as fast as I could to get to a cold martini but as I was lifting a 60 lb box to load into the van I didn’t see another very heavy box on the floor and managed not to clear it with my foot before falling sideways and smacking straight into the cement floor with my elbow, arm, hip and head. I vaguely remember this woman running and yelling, "dial 911! dial 911! emergency!". In pain and stunned, that was all I needed to get my senses back. I HATE hospitals, and I didn’t want to go to one. I was forced to lay on the floor for a bit before I was able to get back up. Thankfully nothing is broken. I am one big bruise all the way up and down that side though. Put a damper on that evening out as well since my nurse Hazel had to make sure I had ice on my arm the rest of the night. I’m thankful though since I think that’s why it didn’t swell up.
The next day we had planned on going to a gallery but Hazel has been making lots of changes in her life this year and decided instead that she needed a personal shopper to help her get a brand new wardrobe to start off her brand new life. When someone says the word "shopping" everything else afterwards is kind of a blur for me….I pretty much never say no to shopping. So we got in a couple of hours before having to head back on the road to Toronto.
The following day we spent the entire day getting her a new image. It was wild because when I took her back to the airport she looked like a "mini me". I’ve done up a couple of pages of her on one of the new lines called Take-Out.
Next week I will be heading out to California for a few days. It’s some true "down time" that I am looking forward to. Hmmmm….I’ve heard California has good shopping…… : )