We were in Chicago a little over three weeks, and drove all the way home yesterday. So very grateful for dry roads; the only challenge was fog through all of Indiana, again near Cleveland, and very dense fog in Erie. Nothing that really slowed us down, and if the weather forecast is right, we made it home just in time. A winter storm watch starts tonight at 10:00 and up to six inches of snow is forecast by noon tomorrow.
Although I'm already missing everyone in Chicago, I'm glad to be home. It's taken most of the day to get things semi-organized, get groceries, run errands, and pay bills. By the end of the week, I hope to be back into regular routines, and to have started another purge of my studio.
Right before I left Sarah's, I had another chance to visit with Alexandra from Art, Scrap, and More, who invited me to lunch. If you know anything about Alexandra you know that in addition to beautiful card making and scrapbooking, she is a fabulous baker. We sat down to a lovely (and very elegant) lunch of quiche, salad, a glass of wine, and fruit for dessert.
It was delicious, and once again, we had no trouble with conversation, sitting at the table for nearly two hours! Another distinct pleasure was meeting her daughter, Gabrielle, who kindly took our photo (much better than the selfie we attempted in September.)
You can imagine that the pile of mail was a bit overwhelming after being away three weeks.
I sorted it last night before I went to bed, and opened any bills, but the pile of catalogs will have to wait a few days before I'll get to them. Today I opened personal mail, and the packages. Among the happy mail was a New Year's card from Rinda, and a stamp set I purchased from My Favorite Things. (Another set for grandchildren. I have one card in mind already!)
Hoping to be back creating very soon as well. Waving to Sian and other Monday Memo Makers!