Then I found out about the Forum on Children's Literature that is taking place next weekend at UVU. My school has agreed to pay for the conference, a co-teacher with a student teacher is going to cover my classes so I don't have to pay a sub, I don't have class to go to, get to stay with Harmony and just have two days of inspiration.
I CAN NOT WAIT!!!
Shannon Hale is going to be doing several workshops along with many others that are just what I've been looking for - I will go, learn, refresh, be inspired and just have two days of doing things I want to do because I want to do them.
Then I will come back, work my tail off, plan three birthdays in 16 days, enter end of quarter grades, revamp my thesis, work out the details of Will's upcoming baptism, probably list my house which means touch up paint, fix that towel rack that one of my lovely children used as a monkey bar, burn all the weeds in my yard, need to lay sod, plant flowers, prep for a new book....