I thought this October issue of Bead Trends would be out soon, so yesterday morning I strolled into B&N to check and there it was!!! Big as ever...with my earring design on the COVER!!! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I screamed and laughed and then ran to the counter to thumb through it while waiting for my pumpkin spice latte (with skim milk, no whip, for my weight-watcher supporting friends...haaaaaaaa). I was so wound up that I practically threw the money at the lovely girl ringing me up and then buzzed away from the counter. Yes, without my coffee. I was over at the DVD section paying for the season of CHiPs that I had to have (because my friend Brandee--also known as "Kelly"--and I--also known as "Susie"--used to actually live out our own episodes of the show with our boyfriends, Ponch and John; until we caught them cheating on us!) and I realized as I was telling this poor checkout guy about my magazine cover that I didn't have my coffee. Another screaming laugh and I ran back to the other side of the store and there it was patiently waiting for me.
There were only two copies, so I got one and then my bead-store-owning bud, Joanne, went over and got the other. We were giddy all day...including through a totally awesome class I taught all afternoon! (More on that later...memory wire is all that.)