After 12 hours of traveling yesterday, I'm home and today I'm back in the office, hard at work. It's funny because my loan officer called this morning and she was like "You're in the office???" I got in at about 8:30 last night to close on my refinance and this morning I'm back at work. She couldn't believe it. I told her that I was dedicated. LOL! Truth is - I didn't want to use a comp day today and I have a lot to do.
I didn't get much sleep last night because Addie was sick. She threw up on me in the middle of Grey's Anatomy. (Thank GOD for DVR) Poor little peanut kept me up until 1:00 am. I felt so bad for her. Her little belly was a mess. Hopefully she's better today. this morning she seemed ok. Maggie was sick as well and today is her first day back to school in a few days. She had a cough but was a total trooper and took her cough medicine and antibiotic, so hopefully all will be restored soon at the Rohlfs household.
I tried to sum up my CHA experience...I really don't know any other way than this...
I feel so tired and just obliterated like Bill the Cat. The only thing that would make this more me would be if he were lying down with his eyes shut. Oh - and the scope. I feel like a target sometimes. This industry is SO big and there are SO many companies out there and everyone is giving their opinion and you pretty much feel like you have a target on your back. I read things on message boards and even though a lot of them are really wonderful and awesome, some of them sting. Hence, the target.
What's great about trade shows is that you get to see a lot of people that you know online or that you're friends with but only get to see rarely. It was great having Stacey and Teresa next to me (Junkitz) because whenever any of us would get a free second (which was RARE), we'd chat briefly with each other. Seeing most of the design team is awesome, too, because we had a fun dinner out (see the IP blog for details) and got a moment to bond together. Then - there are others that you see - people who are just all around amazing and fun! Wes Thomsen comes to mind for me there. If you don't know Wes, then you NEED to look him up. He's amazing! He is the man behind the movie "Scrapped" and he's my type of scrapper. He likes the art of the industry and what it stands for. He's totally hilarious! Seeing Wes is always a pleasure! Plus, he brought me some really cool t-shirts - one which I wore on Tuesday. Wes' style is definitely one that I can relate to.
That's all for the update for now. I need to check up on Addie, call Maggie's teacher and get some orders processed in the office. Hope everyone has a great weekend.