One of the things I think I regret about my earlier years is that I never really had a "hobby". As a kid and teen I LIVED for roller skating despite my weight problem but nothing much more. I think I have a creative side though what that is, I am not sure. I'm tone deaf, can't sing or paint and don't finish a whole lot of what I start. I like to cook but am not good at following recipes. Overall I don't think I take direction well so perhaps that's where exploring this alleged creative side comes in. When Emme came home I just loved taking photos of her. We live in a small NYC apartment and I don't have much space for extras so the digital camera became my friend. I started having some problems with the quality of my point and shoot so in October I splurged and bought a Canon XSI, AKA a DSLR camera. It's fancy and I LOVE it even though I can't shoot in anything other than automatic mode thus far. I do notice and improvement in the quality of my pictures though I want and need to learn a lot more. When I heard that there was a fellow AP who is also a gifted photographer that teaches workshops I became excited. Though I worried I'd get sold out of the NY workshop, I am IN and can't wait. I am leaving my baby with her grandparents in NJ and heading upstate for a weekend of fun, frolic and photography. What I like is that Deb gives back from all her workshops. She works toward helping families adopt children from China. At present, one of my FAVORITE gals will be the recipient of her generosity. So if you're into photography or you want to be, definitely check Deb out.