Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I. C. E. In Case of Emergency

Okay, this should have posted this the other day. Typed it all out and didn't check to see that it went through.

On Feb 20, 2010 at the Houston SWARM we had a young lady who had a seizure. No one knew her, she was someone who we had met through the message board. We were playing a game. "Chinese gift exchange" and she was the first to go. We jokingly had told her to sit cause it was gonna be a long wait we had 30+ people at the SWARM. She sits and we draw a couple more names, all of the sudden she shakes and then her legs go straight out and she has a violent seizure. falls from the chair and hits her head on the floor. We immediately called 911. By the grace of God we had a last minute fill in at the SWARM who ended up being a registered nurse. God bless our SWARM NURSE Kim. Anyway, I get her wallet and then we got her cell phone. Kathy called the last number dialed and left a message. Since I had this phone at one time I knew how to find contacts so I scroll through. I couldn't find an ICE number. I did find dad though and called and spoke to her father. He said she had no history of seizures and gave me her husbands number. I called him, let him know what was going on. The ambulance arrived and took her to the hospital which is like 2 to 3 blocks from the Clubhouse. Very sobering experience for the whole group. Everyone was talking and unfortunately not many had ICE in their phones. I am pretty sure they all do know. I know I do know. 1st contacts that pull up. This really is an important reminder. Real eye opener for the whole group.

Update on Lynda: She had all sorts of test done. She was released from the hospital with 5 stitches in her hairline, a black eye and a bitten tongue. She is not allowed to drive for 6 months per Texas law. She has had no history of seizures and hopefully this will never happen again, but they have to be sure.

So, please put ICE in your phone for me.
Have a wonderful today and a fantastic tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

So apparently I can't do pictures and post today

Here is the info on the pitures for the post below.

1st picture is Teresa (partyoffive) and Tammy (CreativeCritter-Tammy ) My camera wouldn't take the picture but when it finally di it got this and everytime I see it I think. "One more demo and I'm gonna shoot myself." Of course that was not the senerio, but that was all I could think when I saw the picture.

2nd picture My blogger Demo's left to right Pam (thebugbytes), Tammy (CreativeCritter-Tammy ), and Tracy (craftjunkietoo)

3rd picture Unfortunately I tend to forget to get a picture of the group till half have left.
I will try to tell you who all these ladies are. On the floor front row left to right we have Jennifer, Nisa, Tall Katie, Brenda, Sara, Wendy and Michelle. Sitting in middl;e row we have. Pam, Tammy, Marilyn, Fran and Nancy. Back row: Kirsten, Susan, Liz, Callie, Teresa, Mary Ellen, Tracy, Lori (ME), Tina, Laury, Katie and Kathy.

4th Picture: My Demo Ladies. You guys are the best!!!! Tammy (CreativeCritter-Tammy) , Pam (thebugbytes), Tracy (Craftjunkietoo), Kathy (Katyfitz), Laurie (Just_scrappin), Teresa (partyoffive) and Lori (The Cricut Lady) Should have cropped me out. Wasn't thinking or I would have.

5th picture: Me on the floor. I had put my back out at the end of January and am still healing. But they were taking a group picture and I was being silly and ended up on the floor. I'm not showing the other picture. Thanks there Susan for making sure you got my big ole backside in that picture. See if you get my camera again.

We had a wonderful SWARM. With the exception of the Seizure. Lynda, big hugs from all of us.

Wanta join us next time?

have a fantastic day and a wonderful tomorrow.

SWARM Pictures Feb. 20, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Well, we had our SWARM today. I am totally wiped out, but will post pictures and more detail tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Well it is almost Saturday.

I guess I'm starting to get a little nervous. Things will always work out but it just seems like one thing after another is going crazy.
I am waiting on things and I hate waiting.
But we have so much planned it ought to be a blast. Can't wait for the Gypsy demo, Make the Cut Demo, Design Studio, finally gonna learn how to make faces on paper dolls. We are gonna be having a shrinky dink demo again. I'll be posting pictures after. Be sure to check back.
Have a great Thursday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

SWARM Countdown continued

Well we are down to a WEEK. I am going crazy, well, I've been there so no biggie. Several ladies are scheduled to attend. We are looking right at 40 attendees. What was I thinking? Seriously though, we have some great demos scheduled and some great door prizes. We are starting at 10 and ending at 10. We have so much stuff this should be a weekend event. Maybe next time.

Can't wait.

Have a great day and a fantastic Valentine's Day.