Last year, I was supposed to go to The Blathering, and at the last minute it didn’t work out. I spent the entire weekend feeling extremely jealous. 2012 was my YEAR. I was going to make it work.And I did! Jennie said it perfectly. Not every single moment was glorious. I spent many moments feeling completely overwhelmed. But I had so many more moments where my little internet circle came alive, and that was so wonderful.
(Any not-glorious moments were totally overshadowed by piles of powdered sugar covered donuts.)
What does this little homebody do in a moment of pre-dinner downtime? Exactly what I would do at home. Ah, Friends. You never fail me.
New Orleans was EXACTLY as I had pictured, beautiful and busy and such a huge contrast to suburban Orange County, like WOAH.
If I have any complaints about this weekend, it’s that it just wasn’t enough. I didn’t get enough time to talk to everyone that I wanted to. It wasn’t long enough to fully relax. I didn’t take enough pictures. And yet it was enough When my flight landed last night I was so restless in baggage claim, and then unable to sit still on the shuttle to the parking lot. I then made two wrong turns on the way home, a route I’ve driven a million times. I just needed to get home to my babies, who were still awake, but only just so. Everyone got bedtime snuggles, and it was all I could do to stay awake long enough to chat with my husband and try to tell stories from the weekend. (He was nice enough to laugh in the right places, but the idea of traveling 2000 miles to spend time with my internet ladies is so beyond him.)
I would love to be able to tell you about everyone I met, but I’m so afraid I’ll miss someone. It’s funny, because some people are quieter than you imagine, and some are more outgoing. Some had the audacity to change their hair since choosing a Twitter avatar, and some are exactly as I would have expected them. Special thanks to my roommate Carla, for being super awesome and for promising not to abandon me on the streets of New Orleans.
It was so great to meet everyone you this weekend. Charleston 2013, anyone?