Friday, August 26, 2011

Things are looking up + Fincancial Blogger Conference

This week has been much better for us with my husband getting a call for 2 weeks solid work, a few extra shifts and we found out about 1 lump sum we are owed, plus the possibility of another, both of which would help immensely.

I have been preparing for the Financial Blogger Conference, sorting out my presentation, flights, accommodation and things. It is finally all coming together which is nice.

I am pretty excited about the conference for many reasons:
- Meeting like minded bloggers
- Meeting bloggers I have read for a long time
- Getting go to to the USA and buying stuff such as my make-up and clothing for 1/4 of the price it costs here. I plan or working out what we need, taking a list and buying what I can.

I am a little nervous though. Not about talking in front of a crowd, but about leaving my family for a whole week.

It will be nice to have some time to myself, but when I went away just for 24 hours my daughters nearly had a heart attack and sobbed uncontrollably when I came back. My eldest was very clingy afterwards too, worried I wouldn't come back.

Then of course there is my husband. How will he cope being the main parent, the one who has to do everything, including cooking, cleaning and playing. Plus we now only have one laptop, which will be with me. so no internet for a whole week.

That I am pretty sure will be the killer. No internet.

Oh, well. I am sure it will all be fine.

I'm looking forward to doing some sightseeing aroudn Chicago too. Any recommendations?


  1. My wife is attending with me, and we're driving in on Thursday (we only live about 5 hours away). We're thinking of taking public transportation into the city and visiting Navy Pier. I have a brother-in-law who is from Chicago and gave us the info on the best way to do so from Schaumburg. See you there!

  2. Enjoy the conference! Looked at the attendee list and lot of great people are going.


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