I've spent the last three days and two nights at a literacy conference--the conference I'm responsible for in two years. I spent all day Friday with a wonderful author-- it was a great treat to be with her all day for her book signings and a luncheon featuring her as the speaker.
The conference was good, but I am overwhelmed at the coming two years! I finally got to the point where I thought if one more person said to me anything about the magnitude or stress of the responsibility, I thought I was going to start slapping people. Making those kinds of comments are not supportive, they are completely unnecessary. I already feel like that--no need to add to it.
I'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow-- last night I stayed in the hotel room of the person who is doing the conference next year, and she is such a snorer I got absolutely no sleep. Seriously, it was bad. Really bad. But what's really bad, I'm pretty sure she'll be my roommate for a national literacy conference I'm being sent to in Minneapolis in May. I'll be taking some sleep aids with me, that's for sure.
Later note... after looking at this photo I realize I'm glad I have an appointment to get my hair cut on Monday. Man, it looks like a haystack!