Tomorrow I am off to TCEA in Austin. I am leaving behind a million things that need to be done yesterday and my daughter who has her interview at the Honors College while I’m gone (and who got her official ranking in her class – 7, excuse me for mama bragging a bit), my husband who begins attending a Ministry class tomorrow night. No, he isn’t studying to be a pastor, though some who attend the class may go on to plant churches. He is wanting to learn more about how to share his faith and about what God wants him to do with this gift of life that he has been given. Number one son is heading to three different places to judge debate tournaments. He is here tonight but will leave before I do in the morning.
I’ll do my usual stressing right up until I am in the car and on my way. Then there is no point because it is beyond my control so I will relax and enjoy the trip. I plan to go to work in the morning and get my walk in and get the computers in the lab logged in and ready for the counselors to do scheduling and then back to the house to get Dale to take me to Paula’s. That’s the plan though I may try to get home a bit sooner and spend a bit of time with hubby before I go.
I’m excited about going but not quite as enthusiastic about the presentations as I have been in the past. I’m hoping to learn something new or if nothing else spend some time looking at things I already know in a fresh way so I can bring something useful back to my district. I also hope to take a step back from everything and come back rejuvenated. I’ve been feeling crabby and mean-spirited lately and I’m ready for a break. I’ll blog it all while I’m there and I will still get my walking in, because it never fails that any two consecutive presentations I want to attend will be on opposite sides of the conference center and often on different floors.
I’m ready for the ride – I have two books, my laptop, my mp3 player, and camera and some papers I need to go over. A quick trip to the drive-through at Paris Coffee Company and I’ll be set. Next post will be from Austin!
P.S. To the commenter on my previous post – thank you so much for the nice words. It’s such a cool thing to come visit my blog and find a hug waiting 🙂