i love this town.
LOVE LOVE LOVE it here...
it's time to go home. we have had a wonderful stay. it's been short, but i am SO exhausted that i can hardly wait to lay my head back for my four hour nap home! coming here straight from CKU-a was a little bit crazy... to expect that i would have the normal energy level to work my way to all my favorite stops. no dice. i am physically, emotionally and creatively drained! but in such a good way.
cku was amazing. truly one of the best so far! (i think i always feel like that as i am leaving one!) i love the heavenly beds at the westin, and i am sad that i didn't dedicate more time to sleeping in one! this cku was the first that i brought my mom. that was so much fun to have her there. she loved it! i felt like things went smooth and the women in my track really 'got' what i was hoping they would! our class room was one of those big white 'party' tents that they put up outside in the "garden pavillion". i was nervous about it at first. the lighting was bad, and the temp control was an issue! but in the end, it couldn't have worked out better to have TONS of room! space is always in high demand.
thanks to all those who were there... i just had a magnificent time!
we left Conn. on sunday and rode the train into NYC. did i mention how much i love it here? my cutest pregnant sister katie and my aunt marsha met up with us here. we have just had a blast...we have been pushing so hard to get the most out of our time and i think that we did really good. got a ton of new ideas, am LOVING all the new trends i am seeing ... so fun to watch! got some new TSUBO shoes and they are so cute. (brown and pink) -- that was a major goal for the trip... (i think that as a group we purchased five pair! they are so hard to find! we had the chance to meet up with a cousin of mine that i haven't seen in 25 years. that was amazing! and the cherry on top was last night... we saw "WICKED". i LOVED IT! so much. it was absolutely fabulolus! it was everything and more that i expected and hoped it would be! truly a magnificent performance and story and songs and overall i just couldn't be happier to finally see it! scott, you were right, it was totally mind blowing!
ok... 7am... need to catch a taxi to the airport! i can't wait to get back home! missing the kids and eric much!