Portland-bound

In a few hours I’ll be headed toward the airport again, this time for Portland and Bead Fest. I’m teaching two classes there, and I’ll have a booth in the expo hall too, so as usual it will be a jam-packed week. I’ve learned the importance of getting into town a day or so earlier than I think I should have to – it saves a lot of wear and tear on my mental and physical status. The downside is that I’m away from home another day.

So those instructions last week that weren’t gonna write themselves? Well, they really were NOT in the mood to take it easy on me! I spent more time on those instructions than on any other set in the past. While the technique isn’t difficult, to illustrate it took roughly a bazillion diagrams with eleventy billion beads per graphic. I’m proud to say that the class only found one boo-boo in all 12 pages, so I’m thinking I did good. 🙂

Sunday became one of my infamous Sleep Coma days. My body sure does tell me in a very noticeable way when it’s done with all my shenanigans. Complete and total shut down. I slept for roughly 24 hours out of 36 between Saturday night and Monday morning. Every time I’d wake up and get out of bed, I’d feel like there were lead weights on all my limbs, and soon after I’d go crawl in for more shut eye. It’s the weirdest feeling. Even weirder is when I finally wake up and just like that, it’s gone. I’m wide awake with plenty of energy and I’m ready to go.

I spent the day getting packed for my trip and working on emails and teaching logistics and buying airline tickets and supplies. I’m pretty sure I will finally beat the “over 50lb limit” curse this time around. Wish me luck!

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