Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Calm Before the Storm

This is the scene at BlogHer13 when you arrive an hour and fifteen minutes before the day begins. Isn't it great I can be an eyewitness for you? I am -- actually quite contentedly -- blogging from Starbucks well in advance of the day's activities. I thought it was odd the shuttle bus coming over to the conference site had a handful of people. I opened the BlogHer schedule and saw that the day started at 9:00 this morning and not 7:30, as it did yesterday. Alas, that extra hour of sleep would have been nice, but this hour of quiet to blog is nice, too. I'm enjoying iced coffee, blogging and especially feeling so relaxed and ready for the day.

Yesterday was terrific. I met some great bloggers, Pioneer Woman -- what a sweetheart -- and heard terrific presentations. I also won a gift card thanks to Walgreens and will be coming home with a few fun things for a gardening giveaway. I spent the evening with my dear friend K. who joined me here to visit and see Chicago, and we are having fun. K. Is seeing museums by day and we had dinner and saw a movie in the evening, and of course talked and laughed. One of my retirement goals is to spend time with family and friends and this gift of time is the best. 

I know this will be a super Saturday for me and I hope it is for all of you, too.


Deanna said...

Oh if you see Amanda from "Kevin and Amanda" today say hi from me. She is such a cutie and I know she is there today. Sounds like a great time you are having and I will see you this evening!!

Ms Sparrow said...

It sounds like a fun time!

Nellie said...

The calm before the storm! Enjoy this quiet time. Though - by the time I have read this and am leaving my comment, everything is now in full force!:-)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is nothing like a few minutes of quiet time! Enjoy your super Saturday!


I almost went to BlogHer this year. But we had a scheduling change when we were going to book everything earlier in the year. So alas I am not there. Thank you for the updates.

Mevely317 said...

I've so enjoyed looking over your shoulder this weekend, Carol ... wishing I was there!

Hope your journey home is/was uneventful ... isn't it sweet being back in one's own bed?