So if you are fiercely dedicated to this blog (and why wouldn't you be? It's basically the best thing on the Internet. ...right?) then you noticed that I didn't post a single thing last week.
And none of you panicked.
Which I assume means that you all were following my Instagram story very closely and you knew how insanely busy I was at a work conference.
But you have no idea...
Let me take you through my week of absolute insanity:
Monday: Woke up at 2am to drive to the airport for my 5:40am flight. Luckily the whole WHO AM I debacle got solved in the nick of time, so I ended up making it through security no problem.
At 11am, I checked in at my hotel in Memphis and promptly NAPPED MY BUTT OFF. It was glorious.
Monday Night-Thursday Night was spent LEARNING ALL THE THINGS AND MEETING ALL THE OTHER BOOKSELLERS AND AUTHORS IN THE LAND AND IT WAS GLORIOUS AND THE MR REALIZED MY EXTREME AWESOMENESS:
It was amazing. And exhausting. But mostly amazing.
Friday: Flew home. Read three books. Very happy.
Saturday: Back to work at the bookshop all day and then immediately after work I went up the street to the church where The Mr and I run the youth group. Saturday night was, of course, our annual overnight lock-in. We "slept" for maybe 5 hours. Maybe. Once again, things were amazing and exhausting.
Sunday: Up at 7am to make breakfast for 15 teenagers before church - skipped out of church early to head to the bookshop where I was hosting a dinosaur themed birthday party for a dozen toddlers. This is when things REALLY get crazy.
The birthday party was scheduled for 12-2pm. So imagine my surprise when all of the guests show up at 11am.
Birthday boy's grandmother: Hi!
Me: So... I had noon?
Her: Oh no. I sent out invitations that said 11-1...
So... cut to a dozen phone calls to reschedule the pizza delivery and also to get the birthday boy here on time, which was harder than one would think, since his mother wrote down that the party started at 1.
Did I mention how little I had slept at that point? VERY LITTLE.
But somehow, it happened. It happened in a blur, but it happened. The pizza showed up at noon instead of 1pm, the birthday boy got there by 11:20, and I went to bed at 3pm and I think I might still be sleeping now as I type this.
All I know is that it's good to be done with it all and back to blogging with you wonderful people.