I really should give May more credit. I mean, out of all of the months, May is the prettiest shade of green. It's when the garden begins to come alive. When birds hatch and sing all day. When lilacs bloom.
May smells good.
May is good.
But I can't help feeling a huge sigh of relief when May is finally over. And this particular May, yeah. That. As most of you know, May started in this house with a profoundly empty feeling. I found a sort of comfort pouring myself into my annual extreme crazy busy freakout that is the final countdown to Surtex.
Another great comfort has been the fact that She-Who-is-Afraid-of-Cameras has now taken on the role of Studio Pal. Used to be, I couldn't get her to stay more than a couple minutes at a time in here, even when she had a big cozy bed taking up the entire floor. The bed went elsewhere a long time ago, but when I laid her blankie on the studio floor at the beginning of the month, she decided this is where she should spend her days . . . she's here right now.
And that makes me happy.
Then suddenly, I was in New York.
I'm not kidding - the second I typed that, this song came on in a random iTunes shuffle. How crazy is that?! So maybe you should listen to it with me.
I've told you before what a relief that is every single year, seeing that the displays I worked so hard on made it across the country safely and on time.
The show was great - I had super productive meetings with some of my favorite clients and met some new folks that, hopefully, will someday fall into that category.
When we found out sort of last-minute that Husband Guy would be staying at home, the Amazing and Adorable Amber Alvarez dropped everything and hopped a cab from Brooklyn to come help out in my booth.
By the way, will someone please tell me how much a cab from Brooklyn to Javits costs, she refuses to discuss this with me.
I was saying goodbye to the city
I was cuddling on my own couch with Molly and Husband Guy.
The last days of May were filled with show follow-up and starting new projects discussed at meetings, but I did finally finish unpacking and put away my suitcase day before yesterday.
And with that familiar sigh of relief, I'll say goodbye to another May.
Happy June, everyone. It's almost summer!