Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and sent good vibes (and chocolate--whoo hoo) before my presentation at the Stampin' Up conference Friday afternoon. It went pretty good! I only made one (big) slip up... good thing I have LOTS of practice laughing at myself, huh... I won't type what I accidentally said when I combined two words together here because I don't want to attract the wrong types of visitors to my blog. Oh dear!! We all died laughing. Then I *carefully* said it correctly, and we continued on.
Too distracted to get a photo on the platform that day, but here's one I took later with Brandi, a demonstrator who now works for the Home Office at Stampin' Up and helped coordinate the event. She's a sweetie! All the staff were so encouraging. I had made up little Packer Perc and Highlander Grogg coffee packets from Berres Brothers here in Watertown to give some of them as a thank you. Wish I could thank each one personally for everything they do!
But anyway, I made it through all three sessions and everyone was very kind in their comments. There was standing room only in all three sessions. One of the helpers told me there were 62 people standing during one session, not including the people in the chairs!! I hope if nothing else I passed along a little of my passion for blogging about what you love. If they catch that spark they will be ok even if the technical side takes a while to learn.
Good times with uplines, downlines, sidelines, friends from Founder's Circle, friends I know through the internet, and brand new friends I just met here and there. I was especially bustin' my buttons to see my SOMH Demonstrator team member Lynn walk the stage for promoting to Manager this year--quite an accomplishment! Go Lynn Go!
Such lovely weather we had. I left for the airport this morning in a t-shirt and flip-flops, which I changed promptly after de-planing in Milwaukee, let me tell you. I came home to 20 degrees, biting wind and a minivan enclosed in a half inch of solid ice. Not fair!! I even got a tiny bit of sunburn on the day we went to Downtown Disney to do some shopping. The walk to and from the convention center was a joy (well, except for my EIGHT blisters.) I am trying to think if I wore my sweater once the whole time.... nope! Jealous yet?? Hee hee!