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Monday, June 27, 2005

a wrench in the clothing issue

I didn't tell you in the last post, but another reason that clothing is going to be problematic is that I am 11 weeks pregnant. I have sorted through some maternity stuff that one of my co-leaders loaned me and various "transition" items that I've purchased, and I think I can remain presentable through the three days I am attending conference sessions (the 2nd through the 4th). Whew.

I have even started packing. Someone on the LLLIConf Yahoo! group suggested packing small clothing items in 2 gallon ziploc bags. I can't believe that I never discovered 2 gallon ziploc bags before! I think I am in love. I feel much better about the TSA folks pawing through my suitcase if my undies are safely contained.

I found and then lost again my conference registration, so I can't tell you what sessions I'm registered for. It doesn't matter though, I'm very excited about the whole experience. Well, other than the heat in DC. It's never humid here in the Bay Area and it's supposed to be 90 degrees and very humid in DC when we arrive. Yuck. I might even have to bring an umbrella! The horrors. You can hardly tell that I lived in DC for six years, can you? (My husband is suggesting that I petition for the next conference to be in Hawaii in January. I'll get right on that, dear.)

This will be my last post before leaving. We fly out on Thursday morning, so I will post on Friday, if possible, or Saturday after my pre-conference workshop. See you there!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

what to wear!?

The leaders on the CN are worrying about what to wear to the conference. I was a bit worried about the heat, but other than that I was just going to wear what I always wear. (Read: VERY casual clothing.) Now I'm feeling like I should be dressing up! Oh NO! Just what I need!

Panic time?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

things to do and pack

I have lots to do and, of course, pack before our trip. I need to do mundane things like stop the mail and papers and reserve a rental car for driving from DC to visit my brother once the conference is over. I also need to make a packing list, or at least start piling stuff up. I don't feel like I can pack our clothes until it's much closer, since we can't exactly stop wearing everything. I have this horrible tendency to overpack. Hopefully I will find a way around it this time.

There are a few things I absolutely can not forget though:
  • Niels' quilt - he doesn't appear that attached to it, until we go somewhere without it.
  • Digital camera - what good is a vacation if not properly documented.
  • Camera charger - see above.
  • iPod and charger - entertainment for Niels and me too!
  • Notebook and pens for taking notes during sessions.
  • Non-dairy snacks for Niels for the airplane - in case the "vegan" airplane meal is inedible.
  • Knitting - little danger of me forgetting this, though.

    I'm sure there is something I should be adding to that list. I will perhaps add to this post later.

    The thing I can't figure out is if I have to find the paperwork I received when I registered for the conference. I am hoping they'll give me a list of my sessions and all that. I am assuming they will!

    For some reason I am getting very nervous about this trip. I used to be a good traveller, but I haven't been doing enough of it recently, I suppose.