I missed posting Monday morning because, well frankly, I was just too tired. We traveled as a family last weekend and that just sucks the energy right out of me.
We went to Houston to attend the annual THSC Homeschool Convention. It’s a highlight of our summer. We get all motivated to get school going again, see old friends, make new friends and listen to speakers that always encourage us.
For the past few years James and I have been volunteering to do some small jobs at the convention and this year they gave us the task of making some of the introductions for the speakers during the sessions. I was just supposed to stand up and say something nice about the speaker, remind people to take their crying babies to the back of the room then step off and hand it over to the speaker. No big deal, right?
But for some reason it made me nervous. Speaking in front of a crowd doesn’t make me nervous, but in this case I just wasn’t sure what to say. What if I said something wrong about the speaker? I wasn’t familiar enough with the speakers to just rattle off information. I googled one lady, hoping to find out something interesting I could share. I found out that she has horses and some cats. Great. Fascinating stuff. She’ll probably request me for her intro next year. I mean, who doesn’t want that kind of set up?
One other time I blanked. I stood up there and said, “I’m here to introduce Lyndsay. Lyndsay is…..uh…..uh……I forgot.” Yes, that is EXACTLY what I said. I couldn’t remember a single thing about her. And the worst part is, I actually know her. She’s a real life friend of mine so I thought, “No problem…I don’t have to prepare for this introduction because I already know lots of stuff about her. I can wing it.”
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
I couldn’t wait for my last introduction to be over so I could relax. Then I could visit with friends. That’s my favorite part. Plus I got to meet several of y’all and that was just wonderful!
On Saturday night we went to hear Bob Smiley. He was huh-larious! We were laughing so hard I thought James was going to fall out of his seat. I love it when James laughs. He sucks in air while making this animal-like almost seal barking noise that makes me laugh more than the comedy itself. Between James’ laughing and Bob Smiley, I was in stitches.
Now that we’re home we are ready to get back into the swing of school and a normal schedule.
Have a fabulous week!