The nasty virus had its way with me. I had no idea how bad it was going to get even though I had lost my voice on Thursday. I suppose being at work made me feel as if things were really not that bad. Having the doctor tell me that it wasn't strep was another boost. Then Friday came, the water park day, and I no longer could swallow without the entire body convulsing with it. All of a sudden the codeine the doctor prescribed seemed ineffective. My throat was throbbing and each swallow felt like an extremely dull knife determined to cut through it all. I didn't end up going to the water park, and it was only because Second Child came down with a fever! I haven't stepped foot outside the entire weekend, and I haven't had much energy to scrapbook.
My little set back aside, this Thursday, the Color Room celebrates its 50th palette, and we are going to have a design team blog hop! Instead of the typical release at the Color Room, the design team members will be showing the layouts on their own blogs. I hear rumors of prizes as well :) I look forward to sharing my project, it's a good one :)
I knew I was saving this layout for a special occasion, and what can be more special than a virus laden weekend, eh? LOL. This is actually one of the first layouts I did in 2011. I just never got around posting it here on my blog. You may have seen my strawberry layouts in the past and know my affinity for strawberry picking and eating. If you ever wondered what we do with all the summer berries we collect, here is the answer! DH is a master smoothie maker and we enjoy this tasty treat throughout the year using the berries we freeze during the summer.