Saturday, July 17, 2010

COF Retreat Portland, Oregon

Just returned from retreat and already anxiously awaiting sign ups for 2011 retreat in Charlotte, NC.
We had such a wonderful time. I met some really wonderful people and brought home some fabric from Fabric Depot. I was very good and did not go overboard. I knew it all had to fit in suitcase to come home.

Saturday trip to Sisters was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The quilts, town and people were all a sight to see. If you dont go to see this you are missing chance of a lifetime. The bus ride home was memorable thanks to the a/c not working on the bus.

Let me warn you now. If the a/c is not working properly on the bus then it does not cool the collection tank under the potty. I was so hot at sisters all day that I drank a gallon of water or more. On the bus on the way home I had to go really bad. We were on that winding down hill road out of the mountain and I kept thinking that at any moment we would round the curve and see the rest stop. Welll I couldnt wait. Pandibear said something to me on the way to the back of the bus but I had tunnell vision to the bathroom door and praying I would make it.

When I opened the door it was hot in there. I thought well it is because the a/c is not working properly. I was wrong. When I set down it was like MT SAINT HELEN! I got up really fast.
Hence my new board name "WARM BUNS ARISING". Have you ever tried standing up and holding on to keep from falling while you are using the bathroom. Quiltzilla and I had been talkig about California earthquakes before I went back there. She told me I would know what an earthquake felt like when I got in there. SHE WAS RIGHT! I finally got thru with my business and then the hard part. I tried to get my pants back up but we were on such a curvy road and I had no idea which way we were going next. I was falling into the wall and into the sink. I would hold on with one hand and pull on my pants with the other. One side would come up but the other side would not. I needed another hand! I am glad no one was in there with a video camera. I finally spread my feet apart as far as they would go and laid my face against the wall in front of me and braced myself. I quickly used two hand to get put back together and got out of there.

It was so hot in there that it felt like I had been in a sauna. Have you ever had a facial? They take the exfoliant, which feels like it has sand in it and scrub your face with it. Then they wrap hot towels around your face. When they take that off your face is burning and tingling. Then they put that moisturizer on there and you go AAAHHHHHHH! It feels so good. Well sitting down on that toilet was like a facial with out the moisturizer!

Note to self: Do not use the potty on the bus if the a/c is not working and if you are on a mountainous curvy road.

1 comment:

bingo~bonnie said...

what a great way to get back into blogging again!!! I am sorry for curvy road and rough time you had on pulling your pants back up - but lucky you have the humor to laugh about it after the fact :P I know the ladies on the board now love your new nick name!

Hope you will share photos and post again soon!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie