The whirlwind of show travel, meeting lots of new people, exhaustion, boredom, friendships, stress, excitement, missing family and home.
Thank you for missing me. I've received many emails and comments wondering where I am, how very kind of you! We all want someone to notice when we're not around, don't we. Well, I have missed you too! I've missed keeping up on my friends blogs/lives, wondering what you're all doing! I'll be scheduling some blog catching up time when I return home, with my hot, yummy, homemade by my honey coffee (he makes my coffee every morning, makes my heart warm thinking about it : )).
This guy above Katy and I met on the Marta in Atlanta. He is an amazing artist! We had so much fun looking through his pile of art and chatting with him. I can't find the paper I wrote his website on... erg! What a great guy! Katy and I walked away with huge smiles on our faces, amazed at how God brings people together at just the right times.
Off to Los Angeles for the CA Gift Show. This was a sculpture outside the YMCA near our hotel. Symbolic of my new work out regimen! Thank you to young, disciplined Katy I have been getting up in the mornings and working out. It was very hard at the beginning and was really wondering why people do this for the health of it. I grew up very athletic, remember my husband and I met racing bicycles, but I always worked out for the competition not because it was good for me! Not having the time to be competitive in a sport I have gotten lazy, fat and out of shape over the years. So, once again I'm trying to get in the groove of it. I can say I am actually starting to enjoy the feeling of working out and even kind of yearning for it when I miss a day.
I remembered that our friend Aaron was living in Los Angeles and called him up to see if he had time to get together. It happened to be the night that would work for him and us was on his birthday! It was a treat to see him and celebrate his birthday with him and some of his other friends that were from the Vancouver/Portland area. Mind you, they are all about 24-26 years old, I was by far the elder of the group. Kinda weird being the "old one"!
I had to post this of Katy since it seems to be a reoccuring theme!
Lastly, here I am trying to get through the 180 neglected emails and an extra long blog!!! The show here in SF is going well. Sat. and Sun. are generally a busier than Mon. and Tues. so I am taking the day to catch up while Katy went down to the show. What a blessing it has been to have her traveling with me. It takes the stress and some of the loneliness away.