|Photo by Barbara Lewis|
Cindy and I came up with the great idea of getting together for a weekend night for some beads, dinner out, conversation, and general letting off steam. It was absolutely, positively, without a doubt, fantastic.
First, I nearly blew Cindy's surprise. If you visit her blog post (click here) you'll see the friendship necklace she made for me. As she got in the car from the post office, I said, "Hey, I'm on your blog right now!" as I held up my Blackberry. And if you look at her blog, you can see the necklace was totally supposed to be a surprise and she said there was no way I'd ever see the photo because I'd be on the road. Woops.
|photo by Cindy Wimmer|
We had lunch at a Greek restaurant, descended upon Barnes and Noble's jewelry book section (with Starbucks, of course!), and then to our hotel where we discovered that while the hotel was quite nice, they for some reason didn't have WiFi in the rooms. So back to the lobby and the really cool business section where we went to work on some upcoming projects and ideas, putting pen to paper and fingers to keyboard.
For dinner, we headed to the Town Center and chose a restaurant NOT based upon the kid's menu. I mean, I had a side of mac and cheese, but it wasn't kid's mac and cheese by a long shot -- made with cream and asiago cheese, it was all grown up.
We ended up staying up until almost 3am talking and laughing and even though I had a horrible migraine and spent a lot of the talking and laughing squeezing my eyes shut, I wouldn't have traded it for the world. In the morning, Cindy taught me a wire technique that I've been wanting to learn (and incorporated today in a Cup of Soup bracelet that you'll see soon!) and we parted with promises to do this all again very soon.
And I can't wait.