There are lots of ways of dealing with the aftermath of Halloween -- the candy. Isaac and I let our kids have at it for a couple of days and then get rid of what's left. I have some friends who stage it out, dishing one candy per day for who-knows-how-long. Then there's the pick-out- your-favorite-insert # here- pieces method. Makes for a good alternate discussion topic amongst mommies when you've already memorized everyone's birth stories!
Ok, being a bit sarcastic, yes. We have plenty of other things to
talk about than birth and candy! In fact, we didn't discuss birth or
candy at all last weekend in Houston. Oh wait, I did hear how Anna's fourth baby was her most difficult delivery. But beyond that brief interlude, it was all art and schoolmarms.
I probably had too much fun at Market. My next fabric line didn't
quite make it in time to be released this Market, so I was free to hang
out as I pleased.
I met some new friends and some old ones too. If you haven't seen Liesl's new company, go take a peek! My gush over her paper dolls was a bit embarrassing in hindsight. I even ran to get my sketchbook to show her all the paper dolls I've been sketching. Just to prove, "You see, I'm not just saying that I'm excited about your paper dolls! I really am." Ridiculous. Liesl, forgive me. And what a sweetheart and smart. She's really got things together.
Hmmm. I don't know that I'm up for listing everyone this time. The list keeps getting longer. I'd rather just report my embarrassing moments : ) I was a bit sleep deprived and shouldn't have been in a professional setting that last day. Nothing horrible... I just get a little too excited about things like thread and Japanese fabric, you see. I've got to chill.
Had the best time showing Laura around too! So fun.
And yes, there were plenty of perfectly polite, well-mannered, calm conversations as well. I've just got to get more sleep next time!
Want some candy??