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.