“Oh my gosh, my cheeks are killing me. I can’t keep smiling like this anymore. I am exhausted. I need a break. A little break? Okay. Whew!” (Barbie from Toy Story 2 =)
I spent the weekend with my sister at a women’s expo in Utah in a 10×10 booth surrounded by her Sashay wares. I did my very best with smiling and selling and modeling and handing out catalogs and … I think I earned my keep for the weekend, and I liked seeing my sister in action. She was in her element.
I, however, was in … a … different element. My body never knew what time it was, and then we were inside a windowless convention center from sun-up to sun-down for two days. But I had a great time hanging out and catching up and at the end seeing my nephews for a few hours. It’s been 3 years, and it took them a while to remember which aunt I was (I am the oldest of three sisters). But after all of about 5 minutes, I was a member of the family.
I’m going on another trip in a couple of days, but with the whole kit ‘n’ kaboodle … and more. Our Swedish friends arrive tomorrow, and I am cleaning, decorating, shopping, packing, etc. for their arrival. I am so excited; I just hope I don’t pass out from exhaustion when they arrive. I usually just have to clean with company coming. This time our friends are staying with us a couple of nights, so I am planning menus while decorating for Halloween at the same time. But not too much because we leave the morning after trick-or-treating. The 10 of us are getting on the road bright and early for a 13-hour road trip to the Sunshine State.