Monday, June 6, 2011

Joy, with a basket of joy!

Joy, wine basket

Look what lucky Joy won at convention—a wine basket!  Joy had ticket #18; I had #17.  Bugger.  But she will share with her BFF and driver-to-convention.  She is a sweetie.

So the 8 of us had fun with sistas from mostly Georgia, totaling almost 200 attendees this year.  Numbers are down in this economy.  No surprise there.  But we had fun, fun, fun!

Friday night was a pajama/movie party, with a hotdog dinner and popcorn galore as we watched Miss Congeniality.  The movie was good, but the chairs, not so much.  Joy and I made a hasty retreat just as soon as it ended…to our room that never cooled down enough.  If it wasn’t cool enough for Karen and me, Joy and Jennie were SUFFERING!  Well, almost.  Those two do like an almost cold room.  I know it had been 102 outside, but still.  The A/C was not so good at this facility, anywhere.

And this Marriott did not offer free internet.  Pox on them.  I am not paying $10 for your internet, no sirree, so I won’t be staying there again, even with their comfortable mattresses.  And they ran out of regular coffee for the in-room coffee makers.  Hello?  Didn’t purchasing see that there were THREE conventions scheduled at this lovely establishment over the weekend???  Sheesh.

Kudos to the BSP Macon convention committee.  Y’all put on a great weekend for the sistas.  More later.

Welcome home…to mail, laundry, and normal stuff.  And making up my own bed.  But this is also where my sweetie and Missy are, so home is good, y’all!


Joy said...

Of course I'll share! Can't wait to see what all is in that basket. It rode home from convention in another car that had some space available, I'll get it later today. (Thanks, Bev!)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

of goody for joy winning and sharing!!! tits to that!

smiles, bee

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Hooray! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all, despite poor AC. I also like it chiller than the average bear! I won't stay where there isn't free wifi. In this day and age, it just isn't necessary! I can't believe a Marriott doesn't have free wifi. Shame, shame. Just saying.

Welcome home! Big hugs from sultry south jawjah! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I'd be miserable. Hubby says I like the thermostat set on glacier. LOL!

Yay for Joy! It's fun to win prizes.

Sandee said...

Wine baskets are great gifts. Love it and I'm glad you got some too.

I'm thrilled you had a great time. That's what it's all about.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!
I see that you all had fun....Home sweet home...after the adventure, it's fine coming to the normal life!

Hugs to Missy too!!!

Marilyn said...

Joy is indeed a lucky girl. That looks like some basket.

Sandy said...

What convention did you go to? FYI Marriott's never offer free internet, the one you were at wasn't unusual. If you're a gold member you get it free, if you stay at Springhills, Courtyards you get it free, also in one of the timeshare villas; but the regular Marriott's and the JW Marriott's you pay for it. Sometimes with conventions your convention planner has a code that can be used. Most of our travels are in Marriott's, long time members, and hubby's conventions are at Marriott's most of the time.