For all intents and purposes, Conference is over.
The business meetings are done.
The seminars are concluded.
The Coffee hours and networking, for the most part- finis.
Just the Sunday morning service and lunch, and then we will be free to crash.
So, what have I learned, thus far, at the 103 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada?
I have learned that my husband is well respected within the ECCC. No, I lie. I knew that before, this was just a truth that was reinforced.
I have learned that when the chips are down, people vacuum them up and work together pretty well while they do it.
I have learned that when the Speaker at the evening session says, "Who is tired of everything always being big?" it's a rhetorical question, and I shouldn't raise my hand.
I have learned that when I'm sitting beside Tammy, and I raise my had at rhetorical questions, she gets infectious giggles and is a purely bad influence on me.
I have learned that my husband is a calming influence on me, and I need him to keep me solemn and sober.
I have learned that I also can't sit next to Greg, when my husband isn't around to keep me solemn and sober.
I learned that "bison" and "buffalo" are definitely the same thing.
I learned that I prefer cool jazz over swinging blues after 10:00 at night.
It's been a long, long weekend.
It's been a long, long several months leading up to the weekend.
For all that it's been long and tiring, it's been a really good weekend.