This time tomorrow, I will be stacking all the stuff I'm taking with me by the door....my suitcase, the food (Oh Lord, the food!), the wine and the projects (way too many)...both a must...and my fat pants. It's all about the priorities, ladies. Today is the planning...do we need to bring linens...who has a large cooler....Is it 5:00 yet? You know this is going to be the LONGEST day ever!
We'll be meeting Fru there. Suz is winging her way from down further south and should get here some time tonight. And "Mom & Aunt Karen" are on their way from Yankee land. Jen already warned us that Mom and Aunt Karen have appetizers and cocktails planed (YEA!) and, as she put it "are probably going to go overboard because they are moms and they need to feed everyone." Works for me!
Annie spoke to the person who owns the house we are renting and he warned us that the bears are "active." Yikes!! He said to just keep the trash inside for as long as we can....Hey! That's no way to talk about us?!?! JUST KIDDING! I've decided if they come, we'll just let Nicole have a go at them. She's Sicilian, originally from Lawng Iland (Long Island for those who need an interpreter) AND she's pregnant. The bears don't stand a chance...just saying.
|From last year at SAFF. Left to right - Suz, Annie, Me, Dawn and Mel|
Can you feel the excitement? And do you know what the most wonderful part about all this is? It's not the yarn/fiber, although that is wonderful. It's not just the long weekend away, even though I need it desperately. It's these women - these funny, brash, strong, incredibly intelligent, amazingly gorgeous, outspoken, unbelievable women...and that's the short list of their attributes. I'm sorry if you get tired of hearing about how wonderful they are, but friend like this, well they are worth more than any amount of gold in the world. They are a part of my treasure.
So for the next four days, I might appear to be quiet....trust me, I'm not. I will be having the best time. If there is down time, I will try to check in and see how you are doing but please know that I am thinking of you and wishing you could all join us on this adventure we love so much. Take Care!!