Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Hi All,
This is my first post.  I've been kind of stumped as to how to start
this first post, and it was recommended that I just type as though I
were talking to an old friend....so here goes.

I am an independent consultant with Close to My Heart.  I just
signed up in February so this is still pretty new to me - all the posting
and websites and newsletters, etc.  Besides doing CTMH, I'm also
trying to start a small business on the side making albums for other
people, selling cards and other things at craft shows, etc.  I'm currently
working on my nephews graduation album which will be a gift.  It's
turning into quite the project and I think I have way too many layouts -
going on 60 and I'm just now getting to his prom.  Not sure they'll all
fit in the album, so I may need to weed some of them out which is a

At the same time that I signed on with Close to My Heart I was hired
to work part-time at a little shop here in our small town.  It's just a
small consignment shop, but we do lots of extra things too.  We are a
drop off point for UPS. Plus we answer phones for some businesses,
etc.  We sell a little bit of everything in the shop and it's got quite a
learning curve.

It's all been kind of a heavy load to start all at once as I haven't worked
in over 20 years.  You see I am disabled and in a wheelchair.  I have
had a very wonderful husband who took great care of me, and I'm
afraid I may have taken that a little bit for granted.  My dear, sweet
husband died this past August.  I was always afraid that if something
happened to him I would end up in a nursing home.  I am only in my
50s, and that was a totally unappealing thought. So it has become up
to me to take care of myself after all this time.  I must say that I'm
surprised at how well I'm doing.  I miss my Honeyman fiercely, but
am kinda proud of myself at the same time.  I know he would be proud
of me.

Guess that's it for now.  When I get out of the planning stages and
have some actual pages done in this graduation album, I'll post some
pictures.  Please feel free to leave comments.  I'd love to get to know
some of you.

TaTa for now.


  1. Can't wait to see your layouts. Good luck on your blog. From a CTMH sister, Jo

  2. This is great Megan! Welcome to CTMH. I know you will enjoy yourself here!

    I am a consultant in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada and have had my blog for just over a year. I am still learnign about it too! Please visit if you have time - http://worksofheart2011.blogspot.com. I would love to get your comments!

  3. Your blog looks great Megan!

  4. Yay Megan! Congratulations on your first post! I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to seeing your layouts. A big hug to you for overcoming the challenges you have faced. If you have any questions, just email me at angiehighland@gmail.com and I will try and help you the best I can.

  5. Sorry for you loss! I know your hubby would be proud of you!!!!! :)