Hey people. One deadline freshly behind me, and the next one six weeks out leaves me feeling pretty relaxed today. Whew. I actually slept a whole almost-8-hours last night. First time in a while that's happened!
Sat the show went great. There were a couple wrinkles, as one would expect with a first time event, but they were pretty minor. I was happy with the results, and will make it an annual thing, with the expectation that it will just get more awesome every year.
The best part started at the after party though. I'd invited all the artists to stay, hang out, drink some beer and break some bread. We grilled and hung out on my deck. Some other cool people i know came by too. It was so relaxing and such a cool mix of people, such a wonderful feeling of acceptance and camaraderie. It was like the big sigh I've been waiting weeks for. Thanks so much, to all my cool friends.
After we'd had our little mellow-out fellowship, a bigger party hosted by my next door neighbor's kids fired up in the woods. They had about 4 or 5 live bands playing on the stage that is usually Dan's favorite after work beer drinking deck. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
The only bummer is that I was so exhausted I kind of gave in to it and hung it up way early. I went home before the last and most fun band started, but, because I live in Suelandia (aka paradise) I could still enjoy them from the comfort of my cushy bed. I just laid there and listened as the concert floated through the trees and in through my open windows.
I am a little disappointed in myself for not sucking it up and powering through and closing out the party, but, I really have no regrets. I was pretty dead.
Yesterday Dan and I did blissful not much all day long. We devoted several long hours to just sitting around our gorgeous shady yard and drinking massive quantities of water trying to make our hangovers go away. (not the usual kind really, the "hello oldness" variety you get just from staying up late and not eating right for a few days). We sat around on the deck, and when the sun moved so did we and the cats, to the adirondacks scattered in the grass under my "midnight garden" canopy.
After a while, when it got hot, we motivated to go out for a sandwich, then to a matinee. After that we even hit Dairy Queen's drive through. We capped off the night with a little pre-season Vikings, but only a bit, and going to bed while it was still light out.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh is all I can say. :)