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My Head is going to Explode…

February 5, 2008 Sarah Coggins

…and not from my ego. 😉 This cold has thoroughly whipped me. I spent the weekend mostly curled up under a blanket on the couch. Was feeling a bit better yesterday. Even took a short walk outside with Trent (it was mid-60s and gorgeous!). I had to go really slow as I just don’t have much energy, but it was so nice to get out and move as well as enjoy the warm sunshine.

Overnight it slammed me again though and I called in sick to work which is something I hate to do. Just puts me more behind. But, being congested, achy and having chills (I’ve been wearing 2 layers in this mid-60s temps!), I felt it best to give my body another day of rest. And, I’m still feeling blah. *fingers crossed* I’ll be well enough to go into work tomorrow.

I had hoped to get my creative juices flowing over the weekend and work on my various scrapping projects. Between the cold and meds zapping my energy, I just didn’t feel up to it. Today I confess I did spend a few hours watching various design shows on HGTV and TLC. I don’t recall the last time I did that. Trading Spaces was an obsession of mine years ago. I was hooked on the first season. Somewhere around the time Paige Davis left as host, I quit watching. Well, when I saw a preview on Saturday for the season premiere with Paige back, I set the DVR. Watched it today and was thrilled to see the show is back. Sooo much better that the last few seasons [well, what I’ve seen of them 😉 ].

Here’s a layout I created in 2002. I was such a huge fan of the show, I made sure to be at the Southern Ideal Home Show that September for an opportunity to meet one of the designers, Vern Yip.

Meeting Vern Yip from Trading Spaces

  • Aimeslee February 5, 2008 at 2:06 am
    Oh man, this is hitting you bad. I love your new avatar photo, by the way. Hope you are able to shake this!
  • Ter February 5, 2008 at 3:08 am
    Trading Spaces used to be so much better. I rarely watch it now.

    Sorry to hear you're feeling lousy, hope you get well soon!
  • Lida February 5, 2008 at 3:39 am
    Oh sorry you are feeling so bad lately, hope you feel better soon. And I was a huge Trading Spaces fan, and really loved Verne!!
  • Jen Sue Wild February 5, 2008 at 3:52 am
    Sounds like we have the same thing.
    I hope you fell beter soon.
    I have not watched Trading spaces in years it use to be one of my favorite shows.
  • Colleen February 5, 2008 at 7:10 am
    Oh Sarah! I'm so sorry to hear you're still sick! Hope you can kick this thing in the next day or so.

    I used to love Trading Spaces and Vern was my absolute fav! Great layout and love the idea of blogging some older ones!
  • jill February 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Hope you feel better soon!
  • Linda February 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    I hope you feel better soon. I love Vern too, he has such a great style.
  • Theresa February 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Poor baby, hope you feel better soon!

    I used to be a Trading Spaces groupie too, quit watching when they fired Paige. I did catch the show Saturday night and was quite happy. Took a lot for her to swallow her pride and come back. Hope they are paying her well. How cool that you got to meet Vern! Never met any of those folks but did get to meet Matt and Sherrie from another design show on HGTV.
  • Sherry February 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    Wow, that is cool about the pages on Vern, I love him!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hope you feel better soon! And love the new pic!!
  • Ryzmomplus2 February 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    Sarah, hope your starting to feel better - I know what you mean though, I think I'm just rounding the corner of feeling better~
  • toners February 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm
    Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry you're still not feeling good. Rest up and enjoy the daytime TV :)
  • Katy February 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    First of all, I wanted to tell you that I tagged you on my blog.

    Second of all...the word verification for my post is something that made me blush! I realize it's random letters, but I think that I hit the jackpot.

    Third, I want you to feel better!!!
    Fourth, I loves me some Vern Yip.
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