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West Chester University – you were incredibly awesome last night!

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Nearly 350 women (and a few guys) showed up for my Operation Beautiful event.

 

I’ve been to Philly countless times before so I didn’t feel pressure to get out and see the city. My old friends live in the area, but everyone’s schedule was rammed. It was a bit disappointing – I always love to see my girls – but the alone time was really nice, too.  I had all these spare hours and could do ANYTHING that I wanted.  I spent all my hotel downtime taking several really long showers (a rare thing in mommyland), finishing a new book (two thumbs up)…

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And sleeping. SO MUCH SLEEPING occurred. It was glorious.

 

I didn’t even really leave my hotel room to eat. After yesterday’s airport lunch, I’ve been slowly working my way through the three peanut butter sandwiches and two bananas I had stuffed in my purse.  Boring but filling, and that’s all that matters. And now I’m desperately seeking something else for lunch.

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Mloves = Mitten Gloves. Best Invention EVER.

 

Speaking of awesome inventions, I wanted to share this SkyMall gem. Normally, I make fun of the gadgets in my beloved airplane magazine, but this one actually seems like a REALLY good idea.

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You can file that under ‘things I wish I’d thought of.’

 

So. Yup. That’s how I spent the last 24 hours or so. Presenting, sleeping, reading, relaxing. Oh, and missing Henry!  We FaceTimed a few times, but he’s suddenly afraid of people ‘in the little box’ and starts immediately screaming when someone comes on the phone.  He does like pictures, though!

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10 seconds in Henry’s world is equal to a solid minute in yours.  It must be love.

 

How was your Monday?

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  • Allison February 26, 2013, 9:42 am

    So sweet that he smiled at your picture for so long! That’s an eternity for a baby. I want to see one of your presentations one of these days….come to Michigan :)

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  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 26, 2013, 9:46 am

    “People in the little box” – literally laughed out loud! :)

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  • Meari February 26, 2013, 9:53 am

    When I was a kid I had the elastic dust ruffle like that. It had these screw like pins to keep it in place. But one time stepping on it, and you have to re-position everything!

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  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras February 26, 2013, 9:54 am

    Henry being scared of FaceTime is freaking hilarious, and smiling for 10 seconds at your picture is insanely adorable!!

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 26, 2013, 9:58 am

    Awwww womp! I wanted to come see you at WC but I totally forgot about it. Maybe next time!!! Glad you had a good trip :)

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  • Becca February 26, 2013, 10:06 am

    We call them Glittens instead of Mloves!

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  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 26, 2013, 11:07 am

    I love those mittens/gloves! So handy when you need to text, or just need some finger dexterity.

    Also, adorable that he smiled and looked at your picture for 10 seconds- clearly he knows who his momma is!

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  • Claire @ Health Nut Claire February 26, 2013, 11:14 am

    Wow you should come to Tuscaloosa and present at the University of Alabama!

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  • Reenie February 26, 2013, 11:46 am

    Ahhhh ~ sweet Henry!! :)

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  • Paige February 26, 2013, 12:09 pm

    I wanted to come see you but I didn’t know it was public.

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  • rebecca @ blueberry smiles February 26, 2013, 12:23 pm

    I got in some “laying in bed reading a good book” time yesterday too and it was so nice! I love relaxing in cozy hotel rooms. At home there’s always something else I could be doing, but it’s so easy to be able to really relax when you’re away from home.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 26, 2013, 12:41 pm

    oh my goodness that sounds horribly relaxing! And what a turn out, that’s great that so many women wanted to come out!

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  • Hope February 26, 2013, 1:27 pm

    That text is the sweetest thing ever!

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  • Sarah February 26, 2013, 1:35 pm

    OMG You were here?!?!? I saw the operation beautiful notes everywhere, and I took a picture to email to you, and I didn’t know you were here!! WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I’m so sad.

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  • MomHTP February 26, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Regarding Henry’s new fear of the “folks” in the little box….could he be wondering how they got there, and OMG now mommy’s inside…… will she be able to get out!

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  • Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles February 26, 2013, 2:57 pm

    The Henry FaceTime recap is adorable!

    Also, I love that you ate only peanut butter sandwiches and bananas for a day. I can go with peanut butter and bananas for an alarmingly long time before I get burnt out. I admire your commitment to full-on relaxation :)

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  • Jenn@ Stella and Dot February 26, 2013, 3:22 pm

    Im from Philly!! Hope you enjoyed the bitter cold weather.

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  • Marlow February 26, 2013, 7:14 pm

    I work at a Fair Trade store, and we call those Glittens :) They are THE BEST for driving and walking dogs!

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  • Angela February 27, 2013, 12:01 am

    Too cute! Henry loves his mama!

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  • Shannon February 27, 2013, 12:22 am

    Wow, another book! Did you already finish the Ray Bradbury? You are a reading machine, lady! I’ve been watching too much tv and not reading enough lately….

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  • Becky February 27, 2013, 9:06 am

    I agree with you on the “mloves,” but I prefer to call them glittens! My husband laughs every time.

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  • Jessica R @ fromthekitchentotheroad February 27, 2013, 2:17 pm

    I saw that dust ruffle in the sky mall magazine on my flight a couple of weeks ago. I want that! I hate how our dust ruffleis never straight!

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  • Alyssa February 28, 2013, 10:21 am

    I was part of Sister to Sister when I went to west Chester and was so happy to hear you were visiting my alma mater! Heard great things about your presentation, wish I could have been there…keep up the good work !! :)

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