Hey Lisa! If you don't mind a suggestion, go to one of the basic tutorials on what your tools do so that you know which button to push.
Then pick something you want to accomplish or a project that takes your fancy or even one of the challenges here on PSG and give it a go. With specific questions, you have scores of tutors here on PSG.
Other than that, don't be discouraged. Photoshop has a steep learning curve for all of us.
Thanks for the welcomes and suggestions!! Unfortunately I can't even get a photo to show up on the document window, just the white/grey checker board. I see the photo on the vertical dock on the right hand side. So I really am stuck at the get go. Ive printed the manual and I have watched some tutorials, just havent found one that helps me with this problem. I'll keep trying and scour these forums for answers. Thanks again for the warm welcome!!