Hi there! We are still in Florida, at my folks house in Orlando, while we relax between shows. This saturday and sunday we will be set up at The Bead Mercantile show at the Maitland civic center. So we are hanging out, running around town and generally enjoying a break from our usual hectic schedule. Its nice. After the Ft. Lauderdale show, we took it slow and got some dinner at this local seafood place called Flanigans (note my surprise at the enormity of their nachos - easily 5 lbs., frightening actually) and drove back to Orlando, listening to Neil Gaimans new book of short stories that he reads on audio discs called Fragile Things. They were intriguing, disturbing and all around delightful. Thank goodness he writes! I always feel a sense of wonder after reading his work, I love it. So yesterday was spent getting thai food and remarking how different everything looked since I lived there. I kept getting lost and finding new malls and buildings where orange groves used to be. Surreal and sad. We drove past the house I grew up in and it looked haunted and strange - sort of the way it looked before my family moved in and fixed it up. I find that I feel like a teenager here, awkward and self concious, even though those days are more than 10 years past. Today I'm hoping to see the new Pirate movie and maybe work on a new painting. Till next time!