So. I totally meant to post while I was on my business trip. I brought my laptop with me and also a selection of photos.
Alas, it was not meant to be. Within twenty-four hours of arriving in Wisconsin, I was sick. Sick, sick, sick. I could barely drag myself out of bed to do the things that had to be done. It was not an auspicious beginning to the trip.
It took two weeks before I was well enough to even consider doing something besides the main task. I had to concentrate on breathing, honestly. It took a lot of time and energy. I did manage to tweet, but then it turned out that my phone ate all of the tweets. I was wondering why no one was replying.
Anyway, once I finally felt better, then the trip went into overdrive and I didn't have a lot of time. And now that I've returned, I'm just swimming in beads. OODLES of beads. Delicious, amazing, straight-from-the-Tucson-gem-shows beads. Red creek jasper, lodalite quartz, opalized ammonites, bloodstone, silver leaf jasper...it's all so delicious and amazing that I can't wait to design new things.
I also bought a closeout of vintage cabochons. Most of the cabs I've had before, but there are a few new ones that are making me giddy with delight because they're so beautiful. I'm so excited to start listing!
And then it was time to leave for Michigan. Always sad, because I will miss my WI friends so much. Still, it was wonderful to see the Chicago Skyway...
It's the gateway back to Michigan. I love the old-school lettering and the toll booth attendants and the press of cars, all scrunched up and waiting to get back on the open road again.
And now I'm home. Time to set up the photography studio. Wait until you see the new yums I've found!