I have been so busy lately with work, family stuff, class planning... but most recently, my dear niece Courtney (who refers to me as MomAunt) graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Fashion. This is the niece who years ago had spinal surgery to fuse 14 vertebrae in her back due to severe Scoliosis. I've always considered her my hero for overcoming the odds and taking charge of her life...always facing it head on with a smile and positive attitude...but now I am even more proud as she ventures into the wonderful world of FASHION!
Last night we were invited to LaundryMagazine's first fashion show featuring Growing Works which was a collaboration of newly graduated designers set inside the Garfield Park Conservatory. Courtney was Director of Operations for the event, making sure each model was styled and ready to walk.
You can see my little pip-squeek at the end of this video, she's the adorable (not so tall) brunette with the strapless white dress...just after the models. Kudo's to these girls for putting on a fabulous show, we will be seeing more of them as they head out into their field of design.
On another note...so many of you have asked how I'm doing with my CPAP machine. Although I still feel it's quite barbaric... it does seem to be working. I am no longer bogged down and am used to the gear that I must wear to get a good nights rest. Yay!
Then... a few weeks ago, I noticed a couple spots on my leg and neck that alarmed me. I went to the dermatologist to have them removed and biopsied... sure enough, they are both Squamous cell. All of the cells were removed from my leg, but I have to go in next Tuesday to have the rest of the cells removed from my neck. Pretty crappy news... but not a shock as I am aware of my risk and sun history. I waist no time in seeing the doctor. Once removed, I'll be fine... it's just not fun going through it.
So...Please wear your sunscreen this summer!!! OK?
Oh and before I go...I have a few more openings for my Saturday Technique Bootcamp class (I added an additional class) at Stamp N Scrap Ink in Dyer Indiana. If you're in the area, pop in and see me.
Phew... that was a long post. I hope everyone is well!