Saturday, June 27, 2009

Technology vs. Momology

Tomorrow, most of our technology integrator team will depart for Washington D.C. to attend the National Educational Computing Conference. I am looking forward to the experience, as I haven't been away to a professional conference since March, 2000! The conference, which lasts from Sunday to Wednesday, will feature the latest and greatest in technology education, both in pedagogy and product.

The professional in me is chomping at the bit to go, but the mommy in me is hesitant. The boys have already expressed their sadness due to my departure, especially my SRR, whose nickname "leech" has really stuck this weekend (pun intended). They both have been very clingy the past two days, saying how much they are going to miss me. While I know they'll be in great hands with Daddy, I will miss them terribly! This will be the longest I've been away from them. (My Noah's Ark trip to Chicago was only 3 days.) Hopefully, I can bring back some knowledge (and maybe some goodies) to help them get over my absence. Someday they will understand why I had to go and hopefully reap the benefits from my trip. Maybe a new Web 2.0 tool or piece of software could spark their talents. Maybe they can put Bill Gates to shame. Maybe I can retire early. Maybe I should stop the libations.....

Until next time......

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let's Dance!

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.
This week gave me lots of opportunities to dance, as life handed me a deluge!! My dear friend had emergency brain surgery Sunday, SRR had an asthma attack Monday morning, work was hectic, and tonight we hosted my nephew's graduation party. My emotions ran the gamut of worry, gratitude, pity, relief, anger, disgust, frustration and euphoria.

Alas, some of the storms have left the area while some are still here, but are less intense. EJG is better, but not totally out of the woods yet. SRR's asthma is under control (no more bouncy places for him!), only four more weeks of work, and the graduation party was a hit.

You know what? I'm still going to dance. Why? Because I can!! I have a beautiful family, fabulous friends, food, clothing, shelter and good health. I cannot ask for anything more!! Crank up the music, I'm cuttin' the rug! Care to join me?