Wow. If we were having coffee, mine might have to be laced with something much stronger than coffee beans, creamer, flavoring, or sweetener.
What can make a three hour drive through twisty, turny, rural roads even longer? A snow storm.
We left at 12:15 PM and pulled in our driveway at about 6:00 PM. Let’s just say a lot of the time was spent following someone who was doing under 30 miles per hour.
Usually the weekend I spend at the Write to Learn conference is one of the best weekends of the year. My husband typically goes with me. We get in a couple quiet, romantic dinners, some fun time at the resort arcade, and spend several hours shopping for the kids at the outlet mall.
Dinners happened this weekend. The rest was simply, well, survival?
He got sick with a sinus infection, bad, the day before we left, but wouldn’t stay home due to the weather forecast.
So, as soon as we checked in Thursday, dinner at the resort and bed. Friday I woke up with a migraine I’d been fighting of and on all week. Made it through an hour and a half of meetings before Chris had to run me medicine. Normally one does it. Two still wasn’t touching it.
Usually I enjoy this conference and learn a LOT of new ways to teach reading and writing to my middle and high school students. Friday was not about enjoyment or education; it was endurance.
Another migraine med, skip the outlet mall even though the weather says we can’t shop after my last session tomorrow, and head to the winery with the green kitchen that we found last year.
Even with a headache, the food was amazing. I could have done without the live guitarist strumming and singing along to karaoke tracks being played through a karaoke setup. Yes, it was interesting to say the least.
I may have had my pajamas on before we got all the way in the room. Chris looked at me, shocked, and said, “I was going to see if you wanted to play games at the arcade, but I guess that answers that question.”
Saturday, we left the second my last session was over without stopping for lunch. It was still too late.
So, I’m really behind on blogging and unfortunately it isn’t because hubby and I were having an amazing time reconnecting.
After a full week on the new blog, the last thing I needed was to plug the computer in last night to discover a second non-working power cord since January 1st. The transition to the new site went well, but building audience is moving almost as slow as traffic yesterday.
So, if you decide to brave the weather to share coffee with me, could you grab me a new power cord on your way? Writing on my Galaxy S3 works, but would be much more efficient on a keyboard! 🙂 Oh, and could you pick up a few more of my audience on your way in too? I’m really kind of missing all their shiny faces to brighten this new space up.