I'm back after beating my head against the computer. Turns out Firefox for Mac ran an update about 10 days ago that didn't play nice with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Took me forever to figure out that was why my iMac was running so slow. Anytime both apps were open (which is pretty much all the time), they hogged the virtual memory.
So I'm back to using Safari. Which is fine. The only real thing I miss is that Firefox let you save what sites you had open and it would auto-open them when you re-launched the app.
Once I figured out what the problem was, I spent a few extra days Spring Cleaning my hard drive, getting rid of old Apps, re-organizing, and backing up my Photos and Layouts to CD, not just the external drive. I'm ashamed to say I was a few months behind - hadn't done hard copy photo backups since I got pregnant!
I'm disappointed that I couldn't stay caught up with LOAD, but hey, I've got 9 layouts I didn't have before, and I plan on getting back on the wagon. Here is the layout I had finished but couldn't scan/crop until today (another one for the first pregnancy album):
Paper: Kelly Panacci Expecting line
Journal Bracket: Making Memories Noteworthy
Metal Tag: Pebbles Inc
Ribbon: American Crafts
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Photo Template: Simply Yin