Monday, April 23, 2007

preparing for the conference

I am not at all ready for the conference yet. That shouldn't be surprising, since it is only April. I do need to get plane tickets soon though. I actually tried to buy them a couple of weeks ago and thought I had purchased them but then something went haywire with the website I was ordering through and they didn't get ordered. By the time I realized it the price of each ticket had gone up by $200! D'oh! I'm keeping and eye on tickets so that hopefully the price will go down again. Wish me luck.

I expect to have a very differnt experience than I did last time. Then, I was pregnant and travelled with my husband and then three-year-old son to a city that I lived in for six years. This time, I'm taking my 18-month-old son and my mother to watch him and leaving my husband and soon-to-be five-year-old son at home. This will be the longest I've been away from Niels, my older boy, in his entire life. That alone will be weird!

I'm hoping that Stefan, my toddler, cooperates with his napping schedule and lets me participates in sessions. I don't expect to get to go to every session I requested on my registration. We'll see!