Today was another day packed to the gills with activity. First we hung out some more at Aunt Sue’s. Then we went to Frische’s so Rod could inhale his first Super Big Boy plus onion of the week. Then, Aunt Reba sprung for Paige to get her nails done, so I got to spend another hour and a half in a salon (at least they fixed my mani from last night!). THEN, we made our major NQC-try-not-to-forget-ANYthing Wal-mart trip, after we went the wrong way, causing Rod to have to maneuver the bus through narrow curves and over a scary bridge, twice.
NEWS FLASH: I am typing this on Rod’s laptop and I hate it. Anyway…
We had fun at the expo center as soon as we got here. We met a new friend who is here for the first time and particpating in “our” showcase. The best part of this craziness is meeting new people. We unpacked a little and then I went to work on the tables in our booth while Rod looked pretty (inside joke) and Paige chased Miranda around. Oh, and Kaity just hung out and took it all in and smiled and giggled. She gets a kick out of the rest of the Burtons as we run around like crazy about everything. I love my little angel.
All the angels stayed on the bus after we dined on amazing Kentucky Aunt Leftovers… meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, orange sherbet salad, and so on. Miranda is starting to make “mmmm-hmmmm” noises when she eats, and the food we had over the weekend has been very worthy.
Rod and I spent quite awhile on the booth trying to make it look “perfect.” For the record, it doesn’t. There is so much more I would like to do with it, so many details I didn’t have the time or resources to cover, but it looks pretty good, especially considering it’s only our second year here. What a difference a year makes! Last year we walked into this huge and hugely populated event having no idea what to expect. And this year, we sort of feel like we have the run of the place.
Rod said he feels like this week could be life changing. I suppose it could be. I almost always feel like I am on the edge of something, so I say, “Amen”… in the traditional sense of “so be it.” Let the life changing week begin…
… after I finish my Oreos and chocolate milk with a cough medicine chaser while watching I Love Lucy. Does life get better than this?!
PS: It could… Bobby and Sharona, WE MISS YOU!