I’ll be heading out Friday afternoon to Chicago to the Rett Syndrome annual conference. I haven’t had much time to think about the agenda and I forgot to send a photo of Edda for the montage – but I just looked at the schedule and it looks great! Last year, I went with Jeremy, Edda and my dad. This year, everyone else is staying home to welcome Yvonne, our au pair, and I’m off to the Windy City.
I am a little nervous going because I’m going by myself and my online persona is a little more confident and outgoing than my “real” self and even though I am fond of all the Rett folks I know (both in real life and online), it’s not like I really know everyone and so I’m nervous. So is anyone doing anything Saturday night? If you don’t have anything planned, I’d love to hang out, maybe dinner and a movie? Should I post my cell phone # on my blog? I was all excited to see Sex and the City on Saturday with someone, but I found out that it isn’t opening until the 30th and that left me with Indiana Jones, which just doesn’t have the right giddy feel to it. (But it doesn’t mean I’m ruling out Indiana Jones, if that is what you want to see).
I had planned not to go this year, as our fixed expenses are going to be quite high once the house is bought. So in order to save some money, we used up some frequent flyer miles and I’m not staying at the hotel, rather I’m staying at the lovely youth hostel a few miles away and I also decided not to go to the tribute dinner, both of which I haven’t yet decided are good decisions on my part or not. It’s pretty much too late to change any plans, so I guess I’m going with the flow!
So if you see me kind of sitting in the back of the room by myself (or if I’m lucky with someone else), come and say hi! I’d love to say “hi!” back. I’m the Asian lady with the short black hair.