Guess who is at BlogHer ‘12 without me?! My mom is there on behalf of Estroven, a company that she is blogging for this year. We talked about going together (this is my first BlogHer in 4 years to miss, and mom joined me for two of them in the past), but I just felt that 36 weeks was a little too late to travel, so she is sending reports home via e-postcards!
She was recognized by a blog reader, Vivi, this afternoon and also by Valerie at the Land O Lakes booth! Valerie’s mom reads my mom’s blog! Hi to you both : )
I had a blog date myself this afternoon – Caroline is a reader doing business here in Cville and we met for iced coffees! She lives in Charlotte now, so we had lots to talk about : )
Iced decaf! I have been so thirsty all day (perhaps from all the walking?) but have been chugging water like crazy. This was the most thirst quenching drink I had all day!
Matt and I also met with our lawyer this afternoon to finalize all of our wills, guardianships and advanced medical directives. So glad to have these tasks complete. We realize now we should have had them done when we were married 5 years ago but are especially glad to have them before the baby comes.
I walked to and from the legal office and then to and from downtown on top of my 3 miler this morning – my legs are beat!!
Dinner tonight was with the famous Karen Monson, who treated us to Citizen Burger Bar as a thank you for all of our help with her move.
Really like this place! Great bar too with a sweet happy hour. And of course because they serve local grass-fed beef!! I would gladly pay a few more dollars for a burger made from quality ingredients.
When we sat down, we discovered that our server, Emily, was also a blog reader!! She goes to Tulane but is here for the summer. Fun times!
My only snack this afternoon was that iced coffee (thanks to a big lunch) so I was starving when we sat down.
I chowed down on this delicious burger filled with gruyere, rosemary aioli and tomato and and a fried pickle on top! I nearly finished it all, but the last 20% or so went to Matt. The fried pickle was incredible! As Karen would say, “This meal totally hit the spot.”
I learned last time we visited how good the Citizen fries were, so I didn’t sub out a side salad this time. Matt and I shared both sweet potato and regular three ways with Karen.
But I did add a salad – split this with Matt. For the greenery.
Thanks for dinner Karen!
We ended the night with a pop-in to Sweet Frog. Matt and I shared just a taste of blackberry and cake batter with some candy crunch.
And then made our merry way home. I don’t think I waddled, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if you told me I did : )