Last year, I went to BlogHer.
This year, I woke up and nursed the baby in bed (it’s one of my favorite parts of the morning). Then, I ate yogurt with my 2-year-old at the kitchen table.
My friend Rhonda came over with her almost-2-year-old son and we made homemade granola bars (I finally tried it – and they are WAY yummier than the the store-bought kind).
In the afternoon – after our friends left – we spread a blanket out on the grass and ate sweet clementines (but it was really hot outside so eventually we came back in).
I also finished the 3rd Twilight book (It wasn’t as good as the first two, in my humble opinion. The whole “love triangle” thing was a bit much for me).
After doing the SHRED (I’m on day 17 – woot!) and eating pasta & grapes for dinner, I gave my 2-year-old a bath and read her books while my husband took a walk outside with the babe in his arms.
Now, both girls are asleep and the house is quiet.
This year, I didn’t go to any fashion shows or cocktails parties or swag suites. This year, I stayed at home and wore flip flops.
And you know what? I liked this day. I liked the simplicity of it.
Don’t get me wrong – it would have been fun to meet up with all my blogging buddies and to wear my cutest shoes.
But it’s also fun here. The experiences here might not be quite as riveting, but they are pretty amazing.
Next year, I might be back in Blog Central.
This year? I’m happy to be “partying” with “my girls.” They’re not quite old enough for martinis and manicures. Honestly, though, jumping on the bed and reading “Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry” is cool too – in a different sort of way.