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West Chester University – you were incredibly awesome last night!



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)…


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.


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.


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!


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


How was your Monday?



  • 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 🙂

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • 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 🙂

  • Becca February 26, 2013, 10:06 am

    We call them Glittens instead of Mloves!

  • 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!

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

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

  • Reenie February 26, 2013, 11:46 am

    Ahhhh ~ sweet Henry!! 🙂

  • Paige February 26, 2013, 12:09 pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Hope February 26, 2013, 1:27 pm

    That text is the sweetest thing ever!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

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

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

  • 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!

  • Angela February 27, 2013, 12:01 am

    Too cute! Henry loves his mama!

  • 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….

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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