Monday, January 19, 2009

Good To Have Gone, and M & M's

OK, I admit it. I was very hesitant about going to Road. I thought that I would be bad company. I know that I'm not myself. I can rarely find my smile. HOW could I go and be Ms Bus Mom?
I was so wrong! ( again) sheesh I hate that. I cant even put into words how good I felt being in a familiar place with familiar peoples.
On the way there it seemed that I was about to win an Oscar for the academy award winning performance I was giving on the bus. Cheery, happy and helpful was I. Part way thru the 6 hour ride it occured to me that it wasnt an act. THIS was who I was. I Am. Geez that felt good. I so smiled inside! SO, I let it happen, and I smiled for the next 48 hours. My face is sore::::snicker:::: I must tell you that it almost felt like a guilty pleasure. Yep yep yep. I felt guilt for feeling good. I pondered that while walking through the rows and rows of drop dead gorgeous quilts. While I chatted with strangers and friends alike. Lynn, so good to see your smiling mug! I'll expect you for dinner soon! Sharon, fun time GF! Thanks for the side trip to M & L !! Renee, Elaine, you sure got it going on! To all of my colleagues, thanks so much for the warm hugs. Man I gotta get out more!
While I purchased supplies for my favorite UNJOB in the world, I also planned a hundred new quilts.. We even sang great songs on the way home about ti! Wow, sitting here typing this I cannot find good enough words to convey the normalness happy place I was at. Can I go do it again?????? I am so glad that I went, and so grateful to have been able to go monetarily speaking, since times are indeed unstable.
Can I go again?????????????????? OK, I'll calm down now.
I must tell you that I think its wierder than wierd that my lil pocket camera failed to work and that I have no photos for you. It was ready to go, and didnt work!!! WHY NOT???? Was it meant to be a quiet memory? ::shaking head::
I bought some yummy threads, a few very cool patterns, and some (Im sure) Ronda approved stencils. No fabrics to speak of, but mucho business cards collected. One delicious new book to learn a new applique technique, and the hopes of getting the author to come hold a class with me and a couple dozen colleagues:) These shows are truly inspiring and I believe them to be invaluable to any quilter to hit at least 2 per year! I am busy trying to plan another for the spring! ( MQX)
My diet went to hell in a hand basket, but hey, I walked at least 10 miles? GRUNT
I am a grateful girl :)

*For Walt helping me to get to road
* For the girls pushing me to actually go
* for that yummy new book!! OMGGGGG
*One more time..............CROC Flops!
* A good battle buddy
* Good Bus Driver, didnt scare me too much:)
*living here


Yvette said...

I am so glad you had a great time! I live pretty close to M&L's. That place just makes me too dizzy!

Can you tell us the name of the great book you got?????

Vicki W said...

I'm so glad you had fun!

Desert Threads said...

Glad to have been able to spend more time with you. Next time I promise not to get turned around.

Deb said...

Glad you had a fun time! Good for you.

Carol said...

It is so good to hear the joy in your words! I am glad you had a wonderful trip. You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

You have such a pretty smile, I'm glad you found it!

Nancy H

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I was smiling reading about you smiling.

Donna (in MI)

Lynn Douglass said...

I can't tell you how good it was to look up and see you! It was great to be able to give you a great, big hug, and be on the receiving end, too! I only wish we'd had a bit of time to enjoy some of the show together. I've already told Scott that we are going to have dinner with you when we come to help Joy. Thank you for the invitation! See you soon.

Anonymous said...

It is so good to see that you are on the road back! You smiled and had a great time..I could see it in your writing..this is a great thing!!! Keep it up! You are a wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a wonderful way to see have given me inspiration so many times that you don't even know...and now once again you have inspired me to look to the future and always smile..thanks...we'll do it together....keep smiling and I will too!! This was such a good post for me to see...thanks a million!!!!!!! BeckyP

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