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I'm going to whine a little bit, yet include about learning, too. I am in the midst of preparing my old home ready for sale. I am tired of doing it, have talked thus far with a total of ten different people in order to accomplish this task, and some of those more than once. E-mail, even texting, has aided me a lot in this journey, but actually getting to know those who are working for me seems important, so time learning about their work, how things work if needing repair, why they do what they do, how they came to Colorado or if they're natives is part of what we're discussing.
This helps me feel like I'm a part of the work, and they in turn seem to like knowing me too, about the house, where I've moved, etc. Nothing has been unpleasant, but it's taking quite a lot of time away from what I'd love to be doing, reading, writing and teaching! Yet, I have learned the needs and how-to's of lights, furnaces, paint, woodwork, carbon monoxide detectors and more. I've also learned, as described earlier, ways to talk with workers, to ask questions, to figure out best paths, and to negotiate costs. Soon, cross your fingers, these tedious times will be behind me. As you know it has been bittersweet, and I am ready to move forward!
But, and it's a big one! This week, I have the privilege of learning something else, something near to my heart, something at a conference! I am attending the Colorado Chapter of the International Reading Association's conference, this Thursday through Sunday. And I'm staying right there, in the hotel! How great is that? And, drum roll please, I am in sessions with Tony Stead and Kelly Gallagher (among others), and in lunch conversations with Ralph Fletcher and Gordon Korman.
I am excited to be focused on what I love most, reading and writing (and all those other literate things), and look forward to sharing with all of you, bit by bit as you may enjoy.