Every now and then a girl has to grovel. I'm not immune. Especially when I'm hormonal and low on chocolate (which I could take by IV at this moment). This economy is tight, but it was tight for me even before the gas prices went up. Living on one income and homeschooling your children - WHILE paying property taxes like a good-little-Texan is NOT easy. Texas has pretty hefty property taxes, by the way. We have to forgo luxuries, shopping and vacations. I don't usually miss the finer life that much, but when blog conferences roll around, I do whine a little.
My husband was sweet enough to let me attend a few homeschool conferences that were close to home this year. They were a much-needed break and breath of fresh air for me as a homeschooling mom. Just call it teacher training. Whatever floats your boat. Now I'm looking to breathe new life in to my online life... by attending Typeamom. I'd love to rub shoulders with other bloggers (my imaginary friends) that I'm friends with online. I'd love to be in a room full of people who understand the urge to tweet, facebook, and blog as your first response to any given situation. I get the strangest looks from my real-life buddies when I "blog-talk".
My friend Dawn of My Home Sweet Home (who created the winning Typeamom Poster that you see up there) even offered to let me room with her if I can swing the trip. That means I'm about 150$ towards my goal. Just another ... 600$ to go. Seems like a huge amount of money when we don't even buy Christmas presents in my family... but I'm sure that if God wants me there, I'll be there.
Here's the breakdown:
$100 Gas, Travel cushion just in case
And the conference is in TWO WEEKS. Eek. I guess I'm asking for a miracle.
If you are a sponsor who is looking for a blogger to ship to North Carolina, look no further. And if this request doesn't work, I'll have to do one from Baby K's point of view. It would, after all, be his first airplane trip - and he would be the absolute cutest (little) person in attendance if we got to go.
So really, I should say, Send ME & BABY K to North Carolina. Cuz I 'ain't leavin' him, y'all. He goes with mama.
If you want to donate to the cause, you can click the donate button in my sidebar and just leave the note "conference" in your transaction form. If you donate and I don't make my quota for Typeamom, I'll file the change away for Blissdom or another such similar conference at a later date. You'll still get credit for being my sponsor! Just later. I promise.
Here's a ticker to show the progress of my fundraiser: