Since the bulk of my weekend was spent with Kat, the rest of this week's posts will have all the stuff we did in them. But, since everyone else is talking about Blissdom and meeting all the fabuloso people they met, I'd better get on the bandwagon and post my pictures before they are so last week.
Now, I'm sure I've said that I didn't actually attend Blissdom. I just stalked it. Like, major. I mean, knocking on people's doors and calling rooms and even cell phones. Heh, heh, heh. They couldn't get away from me! Kat and I were staying in the same hotel!
Friday when we got to the hotel I called Kimba (A Soft Place to Land) and followed the sound of her voice (well, sort of) to the hotel restaurant, where we caught each other on our phones. It was great. Then we hugged and giggled like we were long lost friends. Then Jen (Balancing Beauty and Bedlam) came over and introduced herself and gave me a big hug, and right behind her was Susie Harris (Bienvenue...). I was beyond thrilled to meet all of them.
Later that night, after the great day Kat and I had, she decided she wanted to relax in the room. I started stalking big-time, and ended up next door in Nester's (Nesting Place) and Emily's (chatting at the sky) room. They were sharing with two other girls I didn't get to meet since right when Kimba and I came in they wanted to turn in for the night. So, Kimba, Jen, and Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) invited Nester, Susie, Julia (Hooked on Houses), and me up to their room. I learned so much just from listening to all the blog chatter around me. Then I finally got the nerve up to ask a few questions, and I'm so glad I did! Rhoda told us about a Windows program that makes it easier to post, and I found out how to make linking so much easier than what I had been doing since April of 08! There were a couple other things I learned that I had to write down because I knew I'd forget if I didn't.
Then, Saturday night Kimba and I kept missing each other. I went around looking for them (I'm telling you, I was a TOTAL stalker!) and ended up at Susie's and Missy's (Southern Queen Bee) room. Missy is Susie's sister. I am telling you, these girls are the real thing. I felt like we had been friends forever. Susie is so dadgum cute it's not even funny, and Missy is as sassy as she is cute. I had so much fun with those two that I kept them up WAY past their bedtimes! I got some business advice from Susie that I'm so grateful for (although I still have a million questions!), and we decided that we needed to get together again soon.
Susie and Missy are connected to one of my regrets of the weekend, though. I never got a picture with them. The two that I spent the most time with and got to know the best, and I never took their picture. I am still kicking myself for that.
Is it me, or is my head three times the size of Kimba's? I was NOT having a good hair day, either. Dang it, I wish we had all taken pictures immediately after we met the first day! I was looking all cute and stuff. That's when my new profile pic was taken.
I am so grateful to each of these ladies for allowing me to ride the coattails of the conference. It meant so much to me to be able to meet them. I look forward to getting to know them better next year.