Wednesday, October 24, 2012

About That Time

Oh look!! The countdown is almost over!!

This time tomorrow, I will be stacking all the stuff I'm taking with me by the 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 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 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!!


  1. Oh boy, we are going to have an AWESOME (insert foot kick here) time!!! I've been looking forward to this for a year and I know that the time will fly by. I will try to enjoy every moment, because we are truly blessed to have such an amazing group of women gathered together! SO FLIPPIN' EXCITED!!!

    1. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do to make this weekend possible! You have no clue how much we appreciate you and your OCD! LOVE YOU!!!

  2. have fun with your friends and spent lots of money :) Well enough money to make you feel happy!

  3. Oh yeah! Down time... food... fun... sounds perfect! Can I come? LOL

    Wishing you a lovely weekend. Enjoy this precious time with your loved ones!

  4. I am so excite and happy for you Melissa. I know you are going to have such a great time. About those bears, how about bringing some pie pans and trying them up around the house for the noise. Also, make sure your door is locked and leave no food all. If you must 'take care' of the bear, aim for the head!

  5. you will have soooooo much fun! live it up and relax and enjoy - can't wait to hear all about it when you return :)

  6. Sounds like the best few days are about to happen! Have a great time in such wonderful company. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return. Jacinta

  7. Awesome! Have a wonderful long weekend, Melissa! We want to hear all about it when you get back! Tell those bears to simmer down.

  8. Sounds like the bears definitely don't stand a chance! Have a wonderful time!

  9. Have a fabulous time. Don't worry about bears. Their hungary, but black bears scare pretty easily. Don 't leave food out where they can smell it.