Tuesday, July 22, 2008

miss me?

I've missed being here! Some days I just don't have anything to say, and other days the time simply slips past me! Last week I was in Chicago for Pampered Chef's annual conference, and it was great! It is such a fabulous company, and I really love being a part of it. I came home committed to working harder to build my business AND my own team of consultants. I'll try to keep sales pitches out of these pages, since most of you come here because you love me, not PC, LOL!! But hey, if you feel moved...

Aside from the conference itself, it was great to be in Chicago for several reasons. Chicago has lots to offer for visitors, it's easy to get around, it's on the lake (!!!!), and it's beautiful. I just loved the gardens, the planters, the window boxes and all things natural. I opted to leave my camera home this trip because it is heavy to carry around, but I carry the images of summer blooms and billowing sails in my mind, and those memories offer great delight.

Another treat was connected with scrapping buddies! I finally got to meet Maria from the scrapbook message board, and she and I connected for dinner with two other scrapping friends who were in town for another event. What a wonderful dose of sisterhood that provided me! It was too brief an evening, but a joy nonetheless.

Finally, I always find it good to get out of my small town life to observe other communities and people, and I got to do that on several train rides on this trip. A place like Chicago is definitely a change of scenery!
Now it's good to be home and getting back in the groove. I'll TRY to get here more often so that you aren't faced with the same page when you check in. Some days are just a challenge.


Maria said...

Welcome Home Anne! It was so good to finally meet you IRL and I so enjoyed talking with you! Looking forward to more blog posts as I do so enjoy reading your thoughts. Have you ever thought of doing free lance writing? I think it is something you would be really good at.

Jayne said...

Glad it was such a nice respite away from day to day life. It's so nice to have a change of scenery when it's needed most, and to meet new friends in the bargain. Priceless! :c)

Jules said...

I loved seeing you again. We've got to figure out a good time for us to play here in Tarpon Springs. love you!

Pam in Moncton said...

Glad you had such a good time in Chicago and got to meet up with the girls. I get to see Maria in November!


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