Apologies to all 6 of my loyal readers (well probably 2 have wandered off by now, so all 4 of my loyal readers) but I did not quite fall off the face of the earth, or any other planet.
I had a kind of contagious illness not of the respiratory kind last weekend that I vowed to never again make the topic of a blogpost, so there went 3 days right there. Nuff said. Trust me.
And then, in order to have a guilt-free weekend here in Santa Fe at Bead Expo (or Bead Fest, or whichever they're calling it these days...) I had to finish up 3 school assignments last week.
On Thursday I breezed out of work early, sped home, threw things into a suitcase (and not the right things, as it turned out -- you should see my hair!), and drove straight up to the new Santa Fe convention center -- BEAUTIFUL building by the way. I got there about 5 mintues after the show opened, power shopped, hugged Betcey and Mark and Nikia, then picked up chicken and went back to the hotel to finish the last of the 3 assignments -- a brief literature review.
Finally finished at 2:00 a.m. and I was SO tired, but wired at the same time. I love hotel rooms because you can get them really, really dark at night (unlike my house, which it all lit up by the eerie glow of electronic devices). I was wearing some lime green PJ's with metallic threads woven through them, and as I was getting under the covers in my dark room, I noticed the PJs were creating a lot of static electricity under the covers.
Now why I am saying this on a blog I have no idea, but after I saw the first few sparks I got a little nutty and there in the room all by myself, under the covers, I started thrashing around and giggling, creating lots of bright electrical sparks like a darn 3-year old. I'm thinking it was the stress of the week and the need for a little physical exercise, lol. But a few minutes later I stopped because I was suddenly afraid I'd catch myself on fire and not be able to go to my jewelry class the next day.
LOL! "This is your brain on graduate school." I slept really, really well. 8-) That was Thursday/Friday. I am still in Santa Fe and have a lot to say about that. But right now I have to go meet Sarah for a little more shopping . . .