I could just say that on Sunday I got on a plane and went home. But that isn't the whole story. How do I get my basket home? Longaberger mail department gave me a box for my basket - no charge. Very nice of them. I get two free bags because son#1 works for the airline. So no problem - except I needed tape. The hotel was kind enough to let me have some tape to secure my box. I tried to check in for my flight at the hotel but I couldn't. No problem, I'll check in at the airport. I have to tell you that the very best time to drive through downtown Cincinnati is 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. There is construction but it wasn't too bad. My BFF drops me off and I have lots of time before my flight. I try to check in at the kiosk in the airport. It won't let me, it says to see a gate agent. My flight is overbooked. So the gate agent offers me a deal. If I leave half an hour earlier and get home half an hour later, I get a 300 dollar voucher and a 6 dollar voucher good at the airport and I fly first class. But instead of going through Detroit, I will be going through Minneapolis. I think about it. DH was going to pick me up just before a soccer game he wants to see but maybe he can pick me up at halftime. Hmmm. I say yes. I have never flown first class and it is fun to get on the plane first and have a little bottle of water waiting for me. I stitch another little strawberry on the plane.
I only have 35 minutes between planes so I have to hurry. But everything works out fine.
Ten Things I learned on this trip:
1. How to do a hedebo stitch.
2. Cincinnati is not good with road signs and many streets have more than one name.
3. The cherry berry chiller at McDonald's is good especially on a hot day.
4. It's a small world when it comes to the internet. Hi Paola!
5. My BFF is a very patient person when it comes to my navigational limitations.
6. Aleen's Tacky glue works well and can be used in finishing needlework.
7. I don't miss exercise class at all when I am away.
8. There are people who are way worse in their addiction to stitching stuff than I am. Three curios - full!
9. I am a lucky duck to get to go to stitching retreats. They are the most fun.
10. You can still enjoy a retreat even if you haven't made a single stitch on the project. You can also hear about stuff that is going to happen like classes being offered and what is planned for next year.
Now I can start the countdown to the Needlework Guild of Minnesota's Retreat in August.