Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday April 12th ~ 2010

Well, one month of travel done. I traveled through14 states, racking up almost 8000 miles and I listened to the unabridged Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and the first 6 books of James Patterson's "Women's Murder Club" series.

It is actually a very Zen experience for me, taking in the passing countryside and listening to books on tape. I am not sure how Zen it is listening to Murder and Mayhem along my way but I love it. I have had to promise that I will no longer nap after dark at Rest Stops for fear of the unsubs lurking about in wait.

I now have to get all geared up for a solid month of preparations and ordering and making handouts prepping kits for classes and packing and and and… I am looking forward to the time at home, not having to go out further than getting my hair cut and to the grocery.

I have loads of orders that I started packing up today and I am sorting through all of the back orders from the 3 sets of classes that I taught. All of those things will be out the door A.S.A.P.

I had 3 wonderful and diverse experiences of teaching and many of them have touched me in a most amazing profound way. From a student that did not think that she could grasp it with her OCD and living up to the expectations of a student that had been holding her breath for weeks waiting for class. Each venue was truly excellent.

Lake Erie
Lastly, Upon my arrival in Cleveland Gail and I took a long walk on Lake Erie. Walking out into the lake along the stone jetties and listening to the swells of the lake pounding on the shore. It was so wonderful to breath the fresh air and feel the cool breeze on my face.

I could not have asked for a better end of my trip than being in Cleveland with my friend Gail and totally amazing Cleveland PMC Guild. Because I had several of my previous students in class the silliness kicked in early and ran the entire weekend.

 Gail & I taking pictures of each other at the same time! LOL

Ever since I met Gail a few years ago it has been an on going joke that there really is not husband named Lou. He is just a ruse. But now I can report, that there is a Lou but he is Sean Connery. I know that it is confusing, just accept it as the truth and go with the flow!

It was sort of strange to even walk in the door yesterday afternoon. I almost felt disconnected from my own life and my own belongings. That feeling soon melted away as soon as I saw my two grey fuzzy kittens forgo their usual aloofness and greet me immediately. There is not much better than snuggling up next to my  girls and relaxing for the evening.

Well after I unloaded the car and returned it to the rental agency.

I am recovering from my journey and I am full throttle for the next 6 weeks till the end of B&B when I actually get a few weeks off till Puget Sound in July.


Katie Hanrahan said...

It was most excellent having you here in Cleveland, Anne, and we will definitely have you back again!

Lauren said...

I keep chuckling about your "freakishly strong hands" and the splitting fire brick. Too much fun, Anne! Thank you for sharing yourself with us in Cleveland. Can't wait to have you back again!