At the beginning of the month our guild had our first workshop of the year, and I got the chance to finally meet a friend in person for the first time when she came to teach. She designed a beautiful piece for us and it was lovely just to get to give her a big hug and visit while I whisked her from place to place. We had a lovely dinner that evening at Via Real, with margaritas, of course!
Our guild meeting on the first Tuesday of the month also brought another visitor from out of town, a woman who collects and lectures on Mexican Samplers. What a treat that was to hear her speak and get to see some of the antique samplers she brought.
Work got crazy busy around the 7th of the month – I was working 10-12 hour days plus three nights a week I was on conference bridges from 10pm to 1 or 2am and working weekends too with no end in sight. Despite being so tired I could hardly see straight, I tried my best to focus on little bits of gratitude in the every day, whether it be the first BLT I’ve had in years or an amazingly beautiful holo polish.
Eric and I were able to attend my niece’s choir concert. It was a great show, and what a throwback to be in the cafeteria of the same elementary school my sister and I went to. Nothing much has changed!
I finished reading the Jenny Lawson book that I started on our flight back from New York in April and I decided to pick up the last Dan Brown book. Figured it was time I read it, since the new one was being released. I have made little to no progress in it, not so much due to the book, more to do with my limited reading time. But Fridays at the allergists office always offered me a thirty minute respite from my day and time to read.
As you can probably imagine though, I made it through the month with LOTS of coffee and sometimes just sheer willpower. I am so looking forward to June and summer and re-engaging with life.