Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Two carry-ons

I am already packed for the 2nd Annual Kidlitosphere Conference in Portland, Oregon. The reason why this is possible is because I'm the only on in the family traveling. Everything I need for three days is either rolled up inside a large orange handbag or in my travel guitar gig-bag. I'm sure I'll realize I've forgotten something once I'm on the train, but the important stuff is there. I packed early because I was concerned I'd forget the two signed books I'm bringing for the Saturday night dinner raffle: A La Carte by Tanita S. Davis, and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.

As much as I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow bloggers, I'm wistful that I will be missing my daughter's annual Michaelmas festival this year. I appreciate the school festivals that mark the changing of the seasons.

Next week, Bede and I get to see Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in concert. Finally! Soon after, I'll have my first storytime program with Pierce County Library System on Saturday, October 4, and a birthday party performance the next day.


Lone Star Ma said...


Vivian said...

I am so jealous! Enjoy the conference and share your stories when you get back!

I'm sorry you're going to miss the Michaelmas festival and hope Bede takes lots of pictures for you.

TadMack said...


adrienne said...

You are going to laugh at the amount of stuff I'm bringing. I am a terrible over-packer, especially when I'm packing at the last minute (which is what I will be doing--I'm working until 9pm tonight and am getting on my flight at 6am tomorrow morning). I'm bringing my biggest suitcase, too, because I figure if I'm paying to check a bag, I am bringing the BIGGEST bag I can so as to get the most value for my money.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Adrienne: I am guessing that you will have a fashionable pair of shoes for each day of the trip!

TadMack: Wish You Were Here.

Vivian: See above.

LSM: Yeah!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

How I wish I could be there! Next year, when it's in my backyard. can't wait to hear about it--