Friday, April 15, 2011

The Countdown Is On!

It's the last day of my epic Spring Break, and I couldn't be more sad about it. I still have the weekend, of course, but two weeks off is long enough to get used to it, and believe me...I got used to it. There's nothing better than sleeping in, snuggling with the dog, and putzing around the house every day. Now I just have 10 weeks left of the school year, and, man, the end of the year always goes by SUPER fast. This is the time of year where I get out a big calendar and start crossing off each day until I get closer and closer to June.

Don't get me wrong, I love my job and I adore my students. I laugh with them every day, which is the best thing about what I do. But we all get pretty squirrely toward the end of the year, and we are all desperate for a break.

So...the countdown is on! Summer here I come!

And the highlight of my summer is going to be the SCBWI LA conference. Registration opened anyone going?

I seriously can't wait for this conference. Two of my very favorite writer buddies are coming along with me, and we are going to have a blast meeting up with everyone. Seriously, I love learning new things and all, but I REALLY love meeting up with all the other writers there, some of whom I "know" through Twitter but have never met IRL, and just talking shop. So much fun.

And then there's this:

Do you guys know how much I love John Green? Well, yeah. I do. And he is also fond of me. I have proof.

I swear, my posture isn't usually so bad. That backpack weighed like 7,000 pounds.

Due to many unforeseen expenses this year, my conference budget is drained right now. So I won't be able to register for a few weeks. I had really hoped to do one of the Author Intensives, but it sounds like they are filling up pretty quickly already. So we'll see if they are still available when I finally get to register. If not, oh well, I can save that money for drinks in the lobby bar.

If any of you are going to be at the LA conference, please let me know! I'd love to meet up!


  1. I might? If I don't get this internship and registration isn't filled by the time I find out...maybe.

  2. I am SO excited for you to go and only like 3% jealous!! Ok maybe 4% but that's still REALLY excited!

  3. Yay for the LA Conference. Lisa and I will be there. Can't wait to see you. Are you doing the intensive day? We had Spring Break last week. I wept when it was over. Funny, somehow I never got around to my grading.

  4. I hope you make it to the conference! I'd give my right arm to meet John Green. :) And ugh... back when I was teaching I'd get the most dreadful feeling in the pit of my stomach at the end of every break--and I loved my job! It's hard to bounce back from vacation, but here's to summer coming soon!

  5. How come none of the awesome conferences happen in Cincinnati?