Well, my dear gracious hubby has decreed that our crew can get by just fine without me for three days. Why does this have me all excited? Because that means *I* am going to the SanFrancisco BlogHer Convention in July! For those of you who don’t know– like my family (smile)– Blogher is a convention offering workshops and discussions about all aspects of blogging and writing. Along the way you get to meet some of the bloggers you’ve only chatted with online. Some of the people I am
planning to accost looking forward to meeting include Shannon, HeadlessMommy, Chilihead, Scribbit, Chris–and YOU if you are planning on going!
My plane ticket to San Francisco was FIVE bucks, thanks to frequent flyer miles from my trips to Africa. Very sweet. I’ve registered for the conference. I even snagged a hotel room from the dwindling supply of rooms at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, though I am still (hint, hint) hoping to find a roommate.
The lovely Karen of Simply A Musing is working on a blog business card for me even as I write this– I’ll show it to you when she finishes it. Incidentally, if you’ve been thinking of a blog makeover, she may be just the gal to chat with. You can see samples of her lovely work here.
Next –the most pressing question actually– is what I am going to WEAR. Just because I have ten kids doesn’t mean I have to LOOK old/frumpy/frazzled enough to have ten kids, right? I know it can be done. Besides my beautiful mom, my inspiration has got to be Jenni, a mother of TWELVE. Talk about one gorgeous lady!
Though my most overwhelming enthusiasm is for the chance to learn a few new things and meet
a bunch of some people as many people as I dare to say Hello to, truthfully I am excited about almost every aspect of this trip.
–A few hours on the plane to read a book? Bring it on.
–Eating out for 3 days straight–yeah!
–Seeing San Francisco from someplace other than the airport? Awesome!
–Not breaking up children’s squabbles, or reminding them to use their manners, or do their chore– for 3 whole days— woohoo!
–Maybe seeing Chinatown? Very fun– if first I can verify to my husband’s satisfaction that Chinatown is a not really a seething den of opium-selling as he suspects.
–Packing? Yes, I even love packing for trips.
Missing my family? OK, I’m not looking forward to that part, especially my
baby three year old. But overall, I am really thrilled to get this chance, and I would be thrilled to hear if any of you will be there as well. That way I can add you to my list of people I’d like to meet!