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Erin's LLLI Conference Blog

Thursday, June 30, 2005

I'm so excited! We check into the hotel in DC tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to meeting many of you that I've just "seen" online. If you see me at the Conference, please say Hello - look for me - I will be a loud and annoying person as I am selling drawing tickets on behalf of the alum, also looking for chocolate and bead swappers... so I am sure you will not miss me, lol!!!!

I am leaving this afternoon... see you all soon!

Erin

Monday, June 27, 2005

Almost here...

We leave in 3 days!!! I still have so much to do, but I am really getting excited!!! I need to work in my itinerary a bit more... and figure out clothes to bring... and a million things to get settled re my kids too... But I sure am looking forward to DC...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Oh My Gosh - Just one week to go!!!

I leave in one week!!!! ARGH!!! Last night I started getting caught up on the laundry, figured I need to start thinking about what all personal I need to bring... I did go and get extras on my prescriptions just in case something weird happens... suppose just in case I should remember to bring my second pair of glasses too. I need to find two pairs of comfy shoes, runers and black sandals (I wrecked mine last weekend). I have my quilt squares, chocolate, beads and Canada freebies gathered already, as well as paperwork, US $ and ID. So, guess I am not so bad. My car is running well (knock on wood). hehe, I need to color my hair and get my nails done too! So much to do, so little time... See you soon!!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Sessions:

Thought I'd post which of the concurrent sessions I am scheduled to attend:

Breastfeeding: Ancient Art
Raising Resilient Children
Today's Youth : Facing Challenges
Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids
Breastfeeing in Challenging Situations
Women's Moods
How to be Cherished

As you can see, quite the mish-mash... our kids are 7,7 and 11, and of course I want things to help in my LLL work, and a few just for me, too!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Conference tips...

a few great ones that I have gotten from my co-Leader and the email lists...

- they usually keep conference rooms in hotels cold. If they don't, the rooms get really stuffy and hot very quickly, with all those bodies, and everyone goes to sleep! They often mention in the conference info that the rooms can be chilly, bring sweaters, and they mean it!

- tip for your badge holder: each morning of the conference, place your tickets for the events/meals of the day in the holder. They are handy (no rummaging thorough a bag) and you don't have to have the entire lot of them with you every day.

- use address labels to fill in cards at vendor tables for more info or draws

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Plans

I am driving down with my co-leader and good friend Deborah (she has been to at least 3 other conferences, so I am getting great tips from her!!). We are leaving about 5pm on June 30th... which happens to be the last day of school for my kids... they have an early dismissal, so I have booked this day off work to get ready.. and silly me, I booked a denist appointment too! I am dropping the boys to their dad's work for 5 then picking up Deborah and we will be on our way. We plan to drive to Williamsport, PA (have booked a motel already) and then Friday, July 1st (CANADA DAY) carry onto DC... hoping to be there for noon... I registered very early, so I will be attending the Friday night social activity "Now Hear This!" - I can't wait!!!

I must add that on July 6th, when the whole thing is over and we are heading home, I will be very excited as well as July 6th is Joshua's 7th birthday... I am hoping to get all sorts of neat things at the World's Faire to give him!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Getting ready...


ok, I have started a pile of things to bring... beads and quilt squares to swap (still have to get the chocolates), I have Canadian pins and stickers, address labels for draw info cards, lots of prints outs (directions, registration booklet, confirmation of everything, I got a "new" suitcase, new tires on my car and just had it in for a "piece of mind" look-see which turned into a full-blown tune up plus a new drive belt and weatherstripping *sigh* but at least I know my car should be just fine for the drive...

I have had a suggestion for Canadian pennies as a souvenir from Canada - does anyone have any other ideas???

My pic is in my bio... click on my name to the right...


It is me and my youngest, Johsua, in 1998... although he certainly has changed a lot, I have not, lol!