Monday, July 29, 2013

BlogHer Was Great...

...but it's also great to be home. The flight this afternoon actually arrived ahead of schedule. My suitcase was just where American Airlines promised it would be and it feels so nice to be blogging on my desktop, with all of my pictures downloaded.

When I posted about doughnut puffs -- the yummiest breakfast ever -- I had a request for the recipe. I have five copies of the recipe folder that Land of Lakes had at BlogHer13 and some coupons, too. Just let me know if you would like one. I will be happy to send them to the first five bloggers who leave a comment. I know my internist wouldn't agree, but there's something wonderful about baking with butter.

Besides BlogHer I had two other treats while I was in Chicago. My friend, K, and I spent Sunday at the Art Institute, one of my favorite museums anywhere. We saw a great show on Impressionism and fashion, with Impressionist paintings from many museums. I also stopped at a show of Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum. It was a small show, but each piece was fascinating.

I got to meet my sweet, sweet blogger buddy, Deanna, who blogs at "Snippets from Springdale." If you don't visit her blog, you are missing a treat. Deanna was as lovely and fun as I had expected and I definitely have a friend in Chicago.

 Deanna (center) and two new friends 

We met at the "Bean," a fascinating and fabulous sculpture

I'm still unpacking my BlogHer treasures and realizing that after two weeks of fun and a few travel misadventures, it's back to normal. I've got a medical appointment tomorrow, need to do some paperwork and stop at the bank. Hope your Tuesday is fun and holds no misadventures!

12 comments:

Nellie said...

Oh my, yes! I am a HUGE fan of Land o' Lakes! That recipe folder would be fantastic! Let me know how to proceed. Should I send you money for postage?

I really loved keeping up with you at BlogHer, and what a relief to have your luggage waiting for you when you finally made it back to NYC!

Enjoy the week ahead!

TARYTERRE said...

Thank you for keeping us posted about BlogHer festivities. Glad you got home, luggage and all.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have been to many of the great cities in the US, but have never been to Chicago. I have that on my bucket list but whenever I have time for a visit, they are having a snowstorm of 2 feet and above. I guess I will have to satisfy myself with pictures people post.

It is always good to get home and sleep in your own bed.

Welcome home!

Marie said...

How wonderful that you were able to go to Blogher. I have always wanted to go to a blogging convention. I would love the Land of Lakes folder, but as I live in England I don't expect you to send it here. Can't wait to see all of your photos and hear more about the wonderful time you have! xxoo

Lynn said...

I know all that time had to be fun, I've never been to Chicago other than the airport, would love to see the Bean and everything else..

Melinda said...

Glad you had fun.
Meeting blog friends IS
awesome!

Get some rest.

:o)

Theresa said...

OH what a fun time and so happy you are home WITH your luggage! If there is one left... I would love it:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Paula said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Your next adventure should be a trip to Alaska (and you have a personal tour guide)!

Ms Sparrow said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Susie said...

So glad you are safe and sound at home. You had agreat time, made new friends and enjoyed good food. It was worth it, sounds to me. xoxo,Susie

Chatty Crone said...

Chicago is my home town - glad you had a great time there. Don't remember the Bean though! sandie

BJ PUP said...

Glad you had a good time. It sounds like it out weighed the plane stuff.