AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Road trip DATE: 9/24/2009 12:00:00 PM ----- BODY:
I'm headed out to the Type A Mom Conference. This morning, I'll be picking up Abby in Kevin's crazy tiny car, packing all of our stuff into its crazy tiny trunk, and headed for the mountains.

Here are my confessions:

1. I'm not as excited as I could be. I want to go, and I don't want to go all at the same time.

2. It's the first time I've ever been away from Bird overnight. Ever. In his entire life. Hence the want/not want feelings.

3. I'm scared that Bird will wean while I'm gone. While I know this would be alright, and that he isn't really nursing that much anymore anyway, I really wanted it to be his decision and not because I left him for three days. Of course, I should have thought more about this when planning the trip. Duh.

4. Mixed in with my ambiguous feelings is the pure excitement of being free for three days. Even though I don't feel the need to carve out a bunch of "me time" - I actually enjoy being with my kiddo and being his mom 24/7 - there is part of me that is excited about not cooking or cleaning for three days. Yay.

5. I'm not worried about Kevin taking care of Bird. I feel like I'm supposed to be, but I'm not.

6. I've never really spent time on the Type A Mom website, but the conference is in Asheville and far more affordable than BlogHer.

7. I don't read many of the blogs of the people speaking. Some, but not many. Will be out of the loop I guess.

8. I don't care to monetize my blog or connect with sponsors. Although if VW wants to give us a Touareg to test drive for awhile, I wouldn't turn that down. That's a sweet deal. But really, I'm kinda wondering what I'll do that will be conferencey like.

9. This trip is coming at a time when I've started to think that blogging is more work than I have time for. We'll see . . .

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Convertible Girl DATE:Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 11:28:00 PM EDT Miss you already -- although I would not have fit in the tiny car. All's quiet over there, so I think they're doing fine.

If you get the Toureg, you must let me drive it. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous SelfishMom.com DATE:Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 4:40:00 PM EDT Thanks for the link! Driving the Touareg down here was fun. Your opportunities will come. Write to me if you want to talk more! ----- --------