OK I'm back. Steve and I were in Virginia for the long weekend with my side of the family. We ate at Denny's on Thanksgiving, no joke. Steve and I both woke up around 5am and couldn't fall back asleep for the rumblies in our tummies, so we went to Denny's for breakfast to hold us over until the mid-afternoon feast.
Later in the morning I clipped Riley to the tether and she immediately saw an evil woodland creature, ran to the end of the line at full force, and broke her collar. She ran around the neighborhood like a wild dog while I tried to catch her with tasty treats. Then Steve came by in the car and called for Riley to go for a ride. Riley hopped right in the driver's seat; I guess she wanted to drive. Now we know that Freedom trumps Treats, but Car Ride trumps Freedom.
Otherwise Thanksgiving was pretty relaxing. Steve and Dad did the third annual turkey fry, which Mom and I like because it keeps the boys busy, frees up the oven, and is a lot faster than baking the bird. (I forgot my camera, so the illustrative photo is of Turkey Fry '05 with Dad, our pilot pal Sam, and Steve). My brother Tom had to work (sniff sniff - miss ya bro!), but Jen and Travis came for the weekend.
I have a 2-day event this week and my studio open house the weekend after next and then I'm finished with my packing, loading, unloading, setting up, and breaking down until next year. I enjoy events because I get to meet people and talk to them about jewelry, but I really don't enjoy the lugging part.
If you're waiting for my January class schedule, I am planning to post it soon. I'm working on a new wirework class, so stay tuned!