I arrived back safely from the funnest 4 days in Omaha, Nebraska. I have a major
sLumBer PaRtY HaNgOvEr...you know the feeling...little to no sleep, overeating, non-stop talking and laughing and just generally pushing yourself past the limit. Exhausted doesn't quite explain how I feel. But, oh so worth it. I am going to post lots of pictures later, but for now here's one of me and my favorite artist...Mary Engelbreit.
Right before the picture was taken, I asked her if she hated having her picture taken. She said, "Well, I don't hate it but I take an awful picture." I had 15 seconds with her and then stood up to walk away. I told her to have a "blessed life" then proceeded to trip on the strap of my purse that was laying on the floor and stumbled in the small area behind the table...she let out a little giggle.
And another favorite of mine......Frank Bielic.
He was on our flight out to Omaha on Thursday.....going to do a makeover of some kind in the area. We saw him again today but he left out on an earlier flight. I have "known" Frank for about 15 years....I discovered him at the Country Peddler craft shows...but Karen is a good friend of his. She and I took a doll making class that he taught years ago. He is now a featured designer on TLC's Trading Spaces. Besides being one of the most creative artists, he is a very quick witted, kind-hearted soul. Very delightful.
(and just in case he's the real Santa...I made sure I was nice)
Much more to say.......no energy to say it. So come back later for the rest of the story.