Monday, May 21, 2007

drawing near and chocolate info

I feel like I am much less worried about this conference. I'm not sure why. I suspect it will be much more challenging to attend sessions with an 18-month-old who still naps with only his Grandmom than it was to attend with a 3-year-old who didn't nap and had his Papa to entertain him. I am glad that we decided that my husband and older son will stay home. If they could go off alone I think it would have been fun for them but having the wee one tag along makes everything much more difficult.

We've eaten out at restaurants twice this week with him. That made me a little anxious about the food situation at the conference. I hope we will be able to find family friendly places to eat. Places where it's already loud and they don't mind too much if he throws all the silverware on the floor. What am I getting myself into??

For Leaders reading this, the information about the chocolate swap is in the wiki for the IConf CN discussion. (Non-Leaders reading this will be totally baffled by that sentence, I assume. The CN is the online and email discussion area that is open only to LLL Leaders.) Shelly, as someone who used to live in this area, any requests? I'll certainly bring some to the Tech Room when I come to post to this blog.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

tickets booked

I bought airline tickets a couple of days ago. No turning back now! I was was able to find a direct flight from the airport closer to my house for about $100 less than I was seeing about a month ago. Crazy airline pricing. We're flying in on Thursday and leaving on Monday. I originally reserved the room through the Tuesday. I don't know if I should just cancel it or ask around if anyone needs a room that night. I suppose I should ask the hotel if I can transfer the room for one night.

I signed up for the chocolate swap this time around. I need to find a place to buy a big bag of small Scharffen Berger squares. The more obvious choice would be Ghirardelli but Scharffen Berger is better, in my humble opinion!