Tuesday, September 20, 2011

leaving on a jet plane

On Thursday I leave for Calgary.  It's picture day for my kids, it's the Book Fair at both their schools, it's harvest time on the farm.  But I'm flying to Calgary. (sigh).  I hate flying, but I love teaching, so I have to take the great with the bad.
It's actually not that I hate flying altogether...............I just hate flying anywhere without the ones I love.  Got it???

I can't wait to see everyone that I've met over the many years I've been in this business.  It's been a few years now since I've seen most of them and it's exciting.  It's like a huge school reunion.......but I'm the only one that's really out of the loop (most of them work together for the magazine).  Click here to see the event I'll be at.

This gig is definitely different than my other ones.  Usually I'm a "closer"; a "teacher"; a "social butterfly" hired to keep everyone happy and busy and scrapping and laughing -- yeah, that's me.  I'm usually specifically hired for that last job.  This time..............I'm represently a fabulous company who manufactures fabulous trimmers (etc.).  I'll be demoing their latest baby (The 12" Titanium Bonded TrimAir Trimmer).............wowzers.........and creating some pretty cool stuff with some pretty cool chicks!!!  Always love that part......the face-to-face connection with people / new faces.  So, I'm brushing up on my Westcott fact sheets and checking all the lists twice.  No kits this time.  No tools this time.  Just ME.  Smalltown ME in a big city.  Love it.

Check back next week for photos (hopefully someone takes some).  I'm trying to go with just a carry-on this time.......yikes!!!
I'll let you know how that goes.  (hahaha)

{from the farm},


  1. Can't wait to see you!!!!! And PLAY!!!! And CREATE!!!! And LAUGH (and maybe even cry!!!!) with you!!!!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!!! Thanks for sacrificing to come see us and teach :)

  2. Can I drop by and see you and say 'hi!'??

    Lisa (Myron's)

  3. I saw and heard you!!! Great job!!! You are every bit as cute in person as you are on the web!!!