We woke up this morning in desperate need of normal â€“ at least for Henry! Heâ€™s such a flexible and easy-going kid and I thought heâ€™d really enjoy our grand adventure of a trip â€“ but nope. He was totally over car rides and new hotel rooms and strange food. Also â€“ he really misses his train tracks. I shouldâ€™ve packed them!
So when Syracuse U had to reschedule my event at the last minute, I kind of breathed a sigh of relief â€“ life has a funny way of working out, doesnâ€™t it? Instead of driving to New York today, we found ourselves waking up in the peace and calm of my BFF Laurenâ€™s. Lauren just moved back to the States from Singapore â€“ wahoo!
In an attempt to recreate home as much as possible, I went to the grocery store last night and stocked up on some of our typical favorites:
Eggs, fruit, and Rudiâ€™s cinnamon raisin bread (itâ€™s soooo good with butter!).
And we decided to get the kiddo out of the house for one small, low-key activity. We went to the nearby Delaware Museum of Natural History with the promise that there would be DINOSAUR BONES <— music to a 2 year oldâ€™s ears.
We had a lot of fun. <3
In other newsâ€¦ Iâ€™m 34 weeks pregnant today! Getting SO incredibly excited to meet Little One and SO curious if itâ€™s a boy or a girl. Everyone at the wedding predicted boy, and the check-in woman at one hotel told me she was physic and has never predicted wrong â€“ she said boy, too. Despite the tide of â€œBoy!â€, my gut is actually starting to say girl, but heck if I really know!
Iâ€™m traveling so much this week for Operation Beautiful because itâ€™s Tri Deltaâ€™s annual Fat Talk Free Week. The mission of the week is to encourage women (and men!) to be more conscious of their negative self-talk and more proactive in encouraging positive thoughts and words about yourself and others. Weâ€™re a featured organization for the week for the second year in a row, and Official Operation Beautiful Day is this Wednesday!
I read a study that said women have, on average, 13 negative thoughts about themselves each day. THIRTEEN! Thatâ€™s nearly one for every waking hour. I encourage you to be more mindful of your negative thoughts this week and try to turn them into something kinder and more gentle.
Interesting article in light of this weekâ€™s theme â€“> What the Dying Really Regret. Thanks to reader Sarah who sent me the link!
Something else you may enjoy â€“ My suggestions on how to cultivate more body confidence.
Have a great week <3 I hope you settle into a happy and normal routine, too! Weâ€™ll keep trying to find it on vacation. 😉