Monday, October 18, 2010

The Big Easy

Tomorrow I leave for New Orleans for a Professional Learning Community conference. I have some mixed emotions about the trip.

To start with, stressed. That's my first and foremost emotion that is for sure. There is a lot of work to be done to leave a family, a home, and a classroom for 4 days. I can't even tell you how many trys it has taken to get a deep breath today.... I had such a bad day that one kid in my class asked if I had a rough day, I told her yes it had been. She asked me if I was going to go home and have some wine. Kids are hilarious sometimes.

I am feeling sad also. I might have the cutest baby girl on earth and I really hate to leave her for a few days. She is so funny right now, she just screeches and gets so excited about everything. She bangs on pots and pans and trys to stand up when she gets really excited. I just wish I could stow her away in my carry on.

With that being said, I am also feeling very excited. I'm not a big traveler and I've never been to New Orleans. We are staying at a really cool hotel and right by Bourbon Street. Everything is in walking distance and I'm looking forward to seeing some cool stuff. I'm also looking forward to learning some cool stuff. There are some cool breakout sessions during the conference that I can't wait to attend. I have a feeling I am going to learn a lot.

So it's off to New Orleans tomorrow. And don't worry, I'm not planning on missing Wordless Wednesday. And tune in for details on my trip; hopefully I won't disappoint you!!


Lisa said...

(((hugs))) Safe travels! It will be ok. Skype is a life saver as then you can still see your baby and she can see you. But word of warning...don't be surprised if she's "angry" at you for leaving. Elisa gave me a heck of a time after my last trip and is just now finally coming back to me for comfort.

Lindsay Neal said...

That's what I'm most worried about! I don't want to her to turn in to a huge Daddy's girl while I'm gone but we were right on the cusp and I'm sure I'm screwed....such is life....