Yes, I am at here at the Windy city attending the BlogHer conference. I must have arrived safely (the flights were SO smooth and incredible.) Just please don't try to explain how those planes get up in the air. It will totally ruin my whole magic fairy dust from Santa theory.
Jen from The spin Cycle and I met up at the airport and took the El (several colors, mind you) into Chicago. We didn't have the common sense to realize we would be lugging ALL of our luggage through terminals, up steps, down steps and through tunnels. We laughed the whole way here, and it ended up taking a cab after ALL when we ended up emerging from the underground a BIT too far from the hotel.
Before I make my way to the breakfast and conference festivities, I HAVE to say something.
When Sandi and I arrived in our rooms, she handed me two things. FIRST, she gave me an adorable picture book, "The Elephant In the Room." Being a teacher, I immediately started reading the book. She wanted me to PUT IT DOWN and open the card. (She was so excited and couldn't).
I opened the envelope, card and out popped a WAD of MONEY!!!!!!!!!
seven hundred dollars. SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!!
She told me that this was sent to her, bit by bit, from my friends.
To all of you incredible, generous, kind hearted, incredible, wonderful people. I thank you.
I cried for twenty minutes. Just so you know.