Sunday, January 13, 2008
Well, I am back. Seems I didn't need that portrait after all. ha ha! Cincinnati was lovely. Much bigger than I remember. Didn't get to sight see. Too busy going to classes and talking with other Pampered Cheffers. There is something magical that happens when you get 3000 women that do the same job into a huge hotel and conference center. It is very much a sisterly sisterhood kind of vibe. Too cool for words. My flight there was funny. The last leg of my flight from Dallas to Cinci, was comical. I called the plane the flying motorhome. It wasn't much bigger than a motorhome. You could hear everyone's conversations, we kept hitting our heads on the roof when we got up, the bathroom may as well have been a spitoon, and the pilot and the only flight attendant were about 17 1/2 years old. (that may not be, maybe I am just so old now that everyone looks like a baby to me.) I spread my arms and almost touched both sides of the plane. I felt like singing the song from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". I met some extraordinary women. Ruth Grieco, my new heroin, will always inspire me when I think of her. I hope to get in touch with her very soon. She hails from Massachusetts. Waiting in line for my room, I met wonderful ladies from Maryland and gleened many ideas for my business. Conference hadn't even started yet. Come to think of it. All the awesome ideas I got for my business came from chance meetings with fellow consultants. I try very much to be a social butterfly on these trips. Every year I go, every year I see more and more familiar faces. It's a wonderful way to do a business. Sharing ideas with no threat of having your "business" taken from you. Everyone is ready, willing and able to share any and all of their ideas with anyone who will listen. So... I am back. Ready to get back to work. I have been off for a month. Time to put on the ole' apron and get to cookin. I have a new arsenal of products to share, and they are itchin to get out of their boxes. All is well. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.
lovingly posted by Sandra