It’s drawing time!
And you have all been so busy entering while I’ve been gone!
1,511 entries!! Holy Moly!!
I want to thank the folks at Quiltmaker for the special issue to share, Creative Publishing International for the First Time Tangle Quilting book to share, and also the lovely folks at Moda for the Summer Breeze charm pack!
Without these donations all of these lovely giveaways would not be possible, so if you DO win, please consider thanking these folks as well.
And with that I’ll fire up the Random Number Generator -
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!
Susan I have sent you an email also letting you know that you are our winner – please get back to me with your snail mail address so I can get this in the mail to you!
This was a hot and humid Atlanta as my plane finally landed after 8:30am this morning!
Let’s just say that getting out of Sacramento last night was a BIT of a snafu.
Actually, getting checked into my flight and returning the rental car was even part of the tangle. It goes like this:
Drive around the airport TWICE to find where to go into short term parking because the one entrance you thought you wanted is closed due to construction.
Find a parking spot somewhat close to baggage claim as there is no “curb side check in” available in Sacramento, and you can’t leave the car sitting alone at the curb while you check your bags ---so you run to baggage claim, rent a cart for $5.00, return to the car, grab the luggage and wheel it into the check in counter.
Do the self-check-in thing at the kiosk only to have it say on the screen “There has been a change to your itinerary, see Delta agent.”
Stand in a line.
For a long time.
At this time….the clock is ticking on my returning the rental car on time, and it is $16.95 extra per hour if the car is LATE…Oy, am I cutting it close!
The flight delay is causing me to miss my Atlanta connection, so I am rebooked on the next possible one….instead of an 8:30am connection getting me home and to bed by a decent time, it’s now the 12:10pm flight. On. No.
Check the bags, grab the new boarding passes, return the cart, head back to the car… Pay the $4.00 fee to park my car in short term parking so I could rent a cart and check my bags….and get lost finding my way back ground to the rental car return.
I’m 10 minutes late!
I begged for mercy – surely there is a grace period for all I’m going through?
Luckily there was when I explained the park/rent-a-cart/flight delay situation.
GLAMOUR JOB!?? You think you want this? Think again! HA!
By the time I wait for the shuttle to get me back to the terminal, and get through security, my 11:24pm flight has now been delayed to 1:15am.
There are reasons I console myself with frozen yogurt!
And just in the nick of time because soon all of the eateries and airport shops are closing down for the night – and there we are. An airport full of people who can’t go anywhere!
At 1:15 am we were still boarding. We took off about 1:45 am, which I barely remember because I was already snoozing. I missed the beverage/snack service. I dozed on and off uncomfortably until suddenly it was light outside and the plane was descending.
I wandered the Atlanta airport in a zombie-like stupor for the next 3.5 hours.
And then my luck turned! I got a first class upgrade!
And I actually stitched hexies on the last leg home!
Ready for a nap, mama??
This brings us back full circle to now. A 2 hour nap made it possible for me to get through the rest of today, and hopefully tonight I’ll sleep all the way through.
What a whirlwind life can be! But the saying is true…there is no place like home!