Last week, I was in Chicago for a few days for work. Long work hours, though not grueling. Works dinners at night. Trouble sleeping. You know, the usual.
The plan was to leave Wednesday night, catch my flight and land in LA around 10:30pm, Joe would pick me up at the airport, and we'd drive down to San Diego to be at the hotel around 1am. And enjoy Comic Con! Did that happen? ... Not exactly.
So I was flying United. Why not? Chicago is a hub. But of course, the day I needed to fly would be the day they have a computer glitch and delay all flights all day. My flight was delayed about an hour and a half. I didn't get to LA until almost midnight. Traffic slowed us down on the way to San Diego. Yes, that late at night. So we didn't check in to the hotel until after 2:30am!. And then be awake at 7 or so to get ready for the long day ahead of us. Remind me next time to not agree to work travel right before Comic Con.
Though exhausted most of the trip, we thoroughly enjoyed our days full of comics, panels, crowds, friends, and lines.
Before I left for my trips, I was able to finish up my couch pillow covers, that match my new wall hanging. I also through in some fabrics not in the hanging, but that I think complemented the design and colors well.
And then in Chicago, a coworker saw the laptop cover I made last spring and insisted I make her a similar one. So, as we had quite a bit of downtime at this event, we looked through fabric images online and she picked out what she wanted. Came back into town, and whipped it up for her.
Still a bit hung over from the Con, craving nonstop events and pushing through crowds. It sticks with you. But I'm sure a few more days back in reality will help 'heal' me.