Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Okay, maybe Lexington, Kentucky, isn't really heaven....
but it sure felt like it last night. I drove down early yesterday morning for a statewide conference called The Behavior Institute. It's for teachers, mostly for teachers of students with emotional and behavior disorders, which I will be in the fall. There was a fantastic, nationally-known keynote speaker - John Seita, and a lot of really good, helpful, interesting sessions. I had a hard time deciding which ones to go to, and I came away with a ton of very practical, insightful information.
The "heaven" part came last night, after dinner. I stayed in the Radisson, which is the middle tan building in this picture. It is connected by a pedway to the Hyatt, which is connected by another pedway to the Lexington Convention Center and the famous Rupp Arena (at first, until I learned my way around, I felt a little like a mouse in a maze). Anyway, I went to dinner in the gorgeous restaurant in the atrium of the Hyatt with a bunch of teacher-friends. We had a blast. Then I went back to my room, stopping at the hotel gift shop to get a Diet Coke and a snack. An hour later, I was in my jammies, sitting on a comfortable bed, my Diet Coke, snack, and book beside me, remote control in hand, and a gorgeous view of the city lights out my 14th floor window. The only thing that would have made it better would have been the presence of my S.O., but with our upcoming family vacation, and his early work start time, he was at home busy with all the preparations.
But you talk about heaven! In 4 1/2 years of single parenthood (and honestly, in 16 years of parenthood in general), I have rarely been so comfortable and treated to a peaceful night to myself. Of course I missed the kids, but they were all quite happy and busy for different reasons. Even the 6 year old was being spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa.
Anyway, I haven't been home long - only about 3 hours, but I just wanted to share with you my little slice of heaven!
Posted by Jodi at 9:47 PM