It's like Christmas in June. It's a time when all the best beaders in the country converge on the unlikely location of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and we reunite as the chosen family we are. People I only get to see once or twice a year, but yet are vitally important in my world. I arrived around 2pm today, and it's almost midnight now, but I've probably hugged a good 50 people in those hours. It makes me happy...happy...HAPPY!!
The trip driving up was mostly uneventful. I had to drive through some rain last night, but it wasn't anything like the deluges we were enveloped in last year, so by comparison - no big deal. I'm tired, but that's normal too. I'm likely to remain so the entire weekend as we work long days and nights, and fit in socializing as we can.
I'd love to write more tonight, but Mom is already asleep, and the bed looks so inviting...and I have to wake at 6:30 to get ready to take a Marcia DeCoster class at 8am. (in the morning????) After class I'll have one hour to get over to the Expo Hall and help Mom with any last minute booth prep before we open for business. It's the late night...we're there until 9pm.
I love my life.