Good grief, I haven’t even started and I’m already a failure at this whole blogging business. I work online, but I also have a set amount of time to get that work completed, so blogging while working just doesn’t, well, work. I think I need to get a job outside of the house to get any sort of blogging done in a timely fashion. I think the only time I ever was consistent was when I was working full time in a big office building. It was easy to sneak into my office and blog without a munchkin coming up and pulling on my arm to read them a book. Or make them breakfast. Or get them dressed. Or…….the list is endless.
But I did sneak away from said munchkins this weekend to head to Madrona. It was the first time I have ever stayed in a hotel room all by myself. It was…..bizzare. Awesomely bizarre. I had room service, may or may not have jumped on the bed, ate chocolate, and spun away to my hearts content. I only wished there were more hours in that night. But the bed was cozy as well, and by midnight it was calling my name. My only regret is that I wouldn’t have been quite so shy and headed out to talk with people. It’s so hard to sit down with other people and join in the group, but I hear it was super easy to do there and everyone was very friendly. Ah well, next year.
I only took two classes, one with Jacey Boggs and one with Amelia Garripoli, but I learned so much from each of them. I took a class with Jacey last year, and just adore her. She’s such a hip, sweet, funny person, spinner and mama. I only hope when I grow up to be as cool as her. Amelia’s class was much more technical, and I learned a ton. I headed for the marketplace quite a few times, but each time would come out empty handed with drool hanging from my lip. I had gotten cash out ahead of time so I would be forced to stick to my budget and just couldn’t decide what the heck to spend it on. The options, people, were insane. I ended up back at my favorite booth, BMFA, and spent my entire budget there. I tried so hard to expand my horizons, but when you know what you love, well……
I am paying for my weekend away now, however, as the kids won’t leave my side for fear I’ll abandon them again. I loved it when, last night, Dane woke up and screamed for “DAD” instead of “MOM.” I felt it to be a small victory in slowly letting him take some more parenting duties in regard to the babe of the family. When you’re an AP mama who breastfeeds till 2+ it makes it hard for the dad to have a whole lot of involvement in the caring for said kid. Especially when they work 15+ hours a day. The kids are slowly realizing that I DO indeed come home from my knitting retreats, so it MAY be ok to let me go without a fuss. We’re getting there.