Of the 50 hrs or so since I got home (got stuck in Chicago overnight on Saturday), I have spent at least 8 of them chipping ice off of the vehicle and shoveling snow. What was I thinking?! I should have just stayed there. This whole thing about having to make my own meals? Not that fun. I know you love it Robert, but… I was quite happy having Jorge put fresh cut mangoes out for us every morning. And can I just say? Artificially ripened fruit pales in comparison! Then there's the rest of the food! Sam's attentiveness, paired with Xenofonda's (I hope I got that right…!) diligence truly made the week (weeks, for me) just amazing! You spoil us!
And then there was class… I have to say, I rarely ever take notes. The pad I had has been with me to every jewelry-related class since 2007. I don't go to many, but at least one a year. It was just about half full. There is not a single page blank. So much information, so many possibilities… I was writing methods and procedures all over, and then flipping pages to write down the ideas lest I forget them before being served a whole other way of looking at things. So fun! Thank you Robert, for sharing so freely, for teaching so well, and most of all for the atmosphere of openness, sharing and play that you set. I have a long shopping list to attend to, mostly at the hardware store :-)
I cannot top Robert and Betty's eloquence… what a great bunch of people to hang out with. You ladies are an inspiration! Such grace… And then two perfect gentlemen rounding out the bunch. I loved seeing everyone "get it" and run with it, from the more experienced to the fierce beginner. You inspired me and pushed my thinking in all different ways. I just need to go burn some Faux Bone now… Just lovely. It would be my honor to share laughter, meals and camaraderie and some more street dancing with all of you again. Stay in touch! If Robert is keeping that Facebook page open, maybe we can all share our work there?"