Frantic Fridays~ The Road to Recovering from RT13 part 1
The Road To Recovery from RT13
From the mixed up desk of the
Queen of Tarts
Tartlandia, Far Far Away
Oh My Goodness! I can’t believe it’s been nearly two weeks since the Romantic Times Booklover Convention! I am completely unpacked and recovered. (lies!) ok ok. fine! I have unpacked my clothing suitcases but the carry-on that has all my new books and the box I shipped home to myself with the swag I collected… still in my living room.
AND *drumroll* I got sick after the convention… then I got even sicker! A few days ago I crawled to the doctors and expected to be told I had the plague of wretched death or something equally dire. Ummm Nope! but I do have a virus with a dirty sounding name and the misery and horror and pain is only now abating… Partially numbed due to the pain meds I cried to the doctor to prescribe! I’ve spent the last few days sick sick SICK in bed. Too sick to even read! (yep. really sick!)
But it makes me happy to reflect on the wonderful time I had in Kansas City. It went by too fast and I didn’t get to meet all the people I meant to. Meep! I was my usual discombobulated, easily distracted self.
My girls, Dawn and Lisa, were the bestest roomies.
Lisa teased that she was our caretaker cause Dawn loses things and I just get lost! I would get lost going to workshops, lose where I meant to be going or just my train of thought! Lisa did her best to wrangle us and I adore my Maid of Tarts for that reason and many more.
I love the hustle and bustle of the convention, going to workshops, getting dressed up for the night time parties… and most of all connecting with friends old and new.
We would get our laptops out every night after the parties and set up on the mezzanine with snacks and try to work. Me with my blog and Dawn with her job… it took longer because we were happily distracted and having so much fun. Needless to say… ummm we went to bed LATE every night!
I was able to hug so many people I’ve become wonderful friends with over twitter. Like my darlings Kristy and Nicole and Phuong and Vicki!
This is a pic from the formal night aka The Romantic Times Booklover Convention 30th Anniversary ball. We met Linda a few conventions ago and love her to pieces!
I also was beyond spazzy to be able to hug and squeeze my Amy Lane! I love her to the muchness and she is just as delightful in person as I knew she would be!
And I had dinner one night with the lovely Jennifer Bernard and visited with Coreene Callahan! *Kermit Flail* aaghhh!
And we got books signed by Julie Garwood and a picture with her! *hyperventilating* aaahhhhh! love love love her!
I was so happy to be see my friend Megan from Australia experience snow for the first time in her life! She actually teared up and said she “had tears like a happy bride” lol she was blissed out to catch snowflakes and I was overjoyed for her.
I have so many more pictures and good times… I know I have only mentioned a fraction of the people I met and squeed about… but my brain is muzzy. I’m wrapping up this but consider it part 1… or to be continued. k?
And the workshops and parties? So much fun! I am going to try and load all my pics to a photo gallery this weekend to share the memories with ya’ll. I will also put together a giveaway with some of the awesomesauce swag I collected. 😀
But now I’m dragging my sickie self back to bed. Grrr-argghhh. I hate being sick. Pity me k? lots of petting and pity. 😛