I knew you would want to know I arrived home safely. Sorry I didn't call, but it was late :)
And speaking of it being late, I want to go to bed. So for tonight, I'll keep it short and suffice it to say...I had a wonderful time at the Florida Parent Educators Association convention, where I shared a room with the zany (and I could give Plenty of Examples to back that up if it weren't for Roommate Confidentiality) and the naturally beautiful (as in, it took her less than 2 minutes to get ready each morning and she looked perfect - and skinny (ugh!), Jessica M.
Plus she's a vegetarian and she made all these delicious spinach/cheese sandwiches for us to eat.
I have chosen to continue to be her friend in spite of all that because....Well, because I'm just all naturally forgiving and big-hearted like that.*
I did something totally bizarre and freakish this year at the convention. I didn't spend much time at all in the exhibit hall. Yes, that same exhibit hall where They Sell Millions of Books That I Need. Instead, I spent most of my time attending workshops.... learning things. Things I MUST tell you about.
When I did go in the exhibit hall (which I only did for YOU...because of course,I'm just Ever Content And Completely Satisfied with what I already own**),I tried to spend time talking to vendors I hadn't really scrutinized before. I saw lots of new products that you will want to hear about.
P.S. Thanks to Brite and Shepherd for filling in for me (and thanks to Shep for the idea to use **'s). It was a huge help, and I will be sure to mention your assistance when I accept the Every Day in May American Blogger award at Albert's (pronounced Al-Bears) in a few weeks.