I had planned on “sleeping in” this morning and getting up at 6:30 to get the crockpot started for dinner since I knew I would be gone all day but was awakened by the sound of heavy rain at 5. If you read last night’s post, you know I was up after midnight so that means I slept less than 5 hours. Yes, I am very tired tonight! It is not even 9:30 and I am ready for bed.
I spent the whole day working The Mystery of History booth at the Midsouth Homeschool Convention and really enjoyed it. I love talking to people about this great history curriculum that I have used for a few years. Not only did I get to enjoy introducing MOH to homeschool families, I was able to spend time with Linda & Ashley Hobar and their friend Tara (now MY friend too!) The energy and knowledge of this group of ladies inspired me.
I didn’t really explore the exhibit hall much but did visit a few booths. I did pop in to see the team of HomeLife Academy, my umbrella school. My Usborne Rep, Cyndi Bothwell was near them so I stopped to see if she had anything new…she did, I made a wish list. I got my Home School Enrichment Magazine subscription & Home School Legal Advantage membership renewed and stopped to chat with one of the Suarez children who was working at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s booth…I didn’t have to renew that one because I have already done it! I did talk to a lady who was trying to decide if she needed to subscribe. I told her why I love TOS…I hope she subscribed after I left. I noticed the Queen Homeschool Supplies booth near ours and since I just received my catalog in the mail the other day, I wanted to go over and have a peek at some of the products I was curious about. I met Sandi Queen and she introduced me to Life of Fred, a unique new math curriculum.The books looked interesting. I think I would like to try it and see if it is something that will work for my kids.
All in all, even though I didn’t attend any workshops or explore many booths, I left there feeling motivated to do a better job of teaching my kids. I am glad the convention was earlier than years past. It was perfect timing for me.