Best of 09 – The so-called Workshop

December 6: Workshop or conference. Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial? Where was it? What did you learn?

Well, rheumatologist I went to a Momma-wellness workshop which was mostly just women talking about how Moms need to take care of themselves (and how they can spend money doing it). It was okay but nothing really worth writing about. It wasn’t expensive and included food and babysitting which is why I went – much to Moira’s dismay. When I got back to the babysitting room at the end of the “workshop” (so-called because I feel you should do some sort of work in a workshop and not just listen to people speak) Moira was sitting on one of the sitters laps with tears streaming down her face yelling, generic   “Nap!” “Nap!” I guess she had enough. Ever since then she asks for a Nap! when she has had enough of something or when she is tired. Sometimes this starts right after she wakes up in the morning.

Of course, every year I read everyone’s BlogHer entries and get a little envious thinking: that sounds like fun and maybe next year I can go. Next year’s is in New York City and that makes me want to go even more but somehow I don’t see myself ever being able to drop what would probably be $1,000 Canadian for a weekend away. Still, I plan on going to a couple writing workshops close to home in the coming year.

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