I just unpacked my suitcase for the first time in a month. Did you think I was either dead or still wandering the streets of New York?
I am neither, although I sort of wish I was still wandering around NYC– alas I am home and exhausted from BlogHer ’12. Most of my readers do not blog and don’t really care so much about what happened there– unless I humiliated myself, in which case I KNOW you people and you are like, “YES!! Tell us about that!”
Well I’m going to do just that. I have SO much to catch up on writing-wise.
I left for NYC on Thursday August 2nd which just happened to be Aubrey’s 8th birthday. She was not happy with me but I assured her that we would celebrate later this month. But consumed by Mommy Guilty of epic proportions, I went to the store and got all the makings of a movie night: popcorn, the girls’ favorite candies and two brand spanking new DVDs and then proceeded to make the most elaborate scavenger hunt of my life. (By “of my life,” I mean, “EVER.” )
New York was a blur of meeting with brands, stalking the best pillow I’ve ever laid my head on EVER (note- WAY MORE THAN ONE) and meeting up with other bloggers and writers. Sunday, after the conference me, Sister Wife and my friend Pauline Campos turned shopping into an Olympic event and took the Gold for best overall performance. I think I got around 18-20 hours of sleep in about 5 days.
Sister Wife and I landed in Memphis and switched right back into Mommy Mode. We ran by Target and by some miracle of God I got all the school supplies I needed for Aubrey and Emma to start school. I got them ALL, at one time. It was amazing.
The next day I spent unpacking, hanging with my kids, buying groceries and writing their names on all of their supplies. I was pretty amazed at how much Mommy Butt I was kicking.
I got the bigs off to school the first day and went to yoga, (I know. I exercised! Hell hath frozen over.)
I came home to start the most massive cleaning of my house in recent history. Sadie was with Sister Wife and her daughter and around 10:30 I thought, “Good lard I’m tired. I’m just going to lay down for a minute.” I woke up at 2:00pm dazed and confused.
Catching up on the blog and now that my kids are in school I have time to blog obsessively. Hooray!