This show is such a good news/bad news kinda thing. The good news is you'll be surrounded by happy beady people, the best of the best in beads and inspiration, and you'll acquire amazingly cool things. The bad news is that you'll be physically exhausted most of the time, you'll lack sleep, your voice will go out by the end of each day, and when it's all over, you'll be SO SAD!
I can't believe it's already the last day. Mom had an appointment with David, one of the vendors in the booth behind us, to teach him square stitch this morning. He's so tempted to make a Regal Square Stitch bracelet, but he's afraid he won't be able to do it. Mom's gonna show him the way! Since she's already over at the venue, she encouraged me to sleep in a little bit. Didn't have to ask me twice!!
We switched hotels this year to the Hilton (there are two hotels attached to the convention center with walkways) and while this grand old lady is terrifically gorgeous, it's got one fatal flaw. NO SOUND PROOFING! When people are in the hall or the rooms next to us, it sounds like they are in our room. No joke. I can tell you what reality show programs they watch, who's in trouble, what they want for breakfast, the whole nine yards. So it's back to the Hyatt for us next year.
I have oodles and oodles of photos to share when I get home. People, places, things... So stay tuned!
I'd better get moving so I can help Mom in the booth. The absolute hardest part of this show is packing up and loading the car at the end. But we treat ourselves to a delicious filet mignon dinner at the Capital Grille on Sunday night as a ritual for making it through. Now THAT I'm looking forward to!