Bissdom 2011 Recap

Howdy! I’ve returned from Blissdom and every member of my household has a head cold. Luckily, we know how to treat a head cold, so we’re trudging through with plenty of Eucalyptus oil, Tylenol, and tissue. I’m tapping this out on Charlie’s iPad while. I lie on the sofa and blow my nose every five minutes.

I’ll recap in bullets because nobody needs to read an essay on what I did, wore, and saw over the course of two and a half days.

-Ellen of Love That Max spoke and made everyone cry. Sadly I missed it, but that’s because I was next door tying to figure out how to put the finishing touches on a project that I hope you guys will LOVE.

-Lovely ladies I met last year were there again–Allie from No Time for Flashcards and Kim from Mom Tried It. Both had their daughters with them and I got to practice holding a baby again, which I’ve pretty much forgotten how to do.

-I loved getting to stay up late chatting and laughing with my roommates: Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life and Erin from

-I left my laptop cord in the hotel, which is making me supremely twitchy, but they’re shipping it to me on Monday. Hopefully I can wait that long.

-At the airports I refused to go through the metal detector or the back scatter machines. I did this because I’m pregnant, and I consider these unknowns. I have done this many times with Charlie with no problems. This time, however, you would not believe how upset people got with me. As if I’m the only person to ever refuse. They would tell me it couldn’t be done, argue that it was perfectly safe, and then tell me threateningly that I would have to have a “full pat.” For the curious, the full pat really didn’t bother me. We all have different comfort levels, but for me, it was fine.

That’s it for now. I must take my stuffy head to bed and get some sleep.

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  1. Wondering of you had a chance to hold BOTH Allie’s and Kim’s babies at the same time. You know, to get the feel of TWO!!!!

    Good for you for sticking to your guns (probably not the right word here) and refusing the metal detector!

    • I did not. I feel certain I would have dropped somebody’s precious child. I’ll way and just try to bungle through with my own kids.

  2. MelissaInk Designs says:

    Good for you for refusing the machines! I know flying with a breast pump and breast milk caused a lot of huffing on TSA’s part.

    • You know, I don’t mind it so much just for me, but if I can’t take a frickin’ advil, I’m certain I should be jumping into unknown situations with “scans.”

  3. I’m really glad you got to go after all. Sorry about the colds! And man does that suck about the airport fuss. I am seriously about to swear off ever flying again. That crap makes me so mad! I wouldn’t want my kids going through the new machines either, but I also don’t want them subjected to a pat down, so…. what to do?

  4. I’d take a train.

    The pat down people were very kind and respectful–they do touch pretty much every inch of you, but it’s all over the clothes–never a problem for Charlie.

  5. Glad you had a great time!
    Wish i could meet Erin and Kim too !
    Good for you refusing the scan you know what is right for you and whats not!
    feel better!

  6. Oh man, hope you all feel better soon! And sorry people were stupid about refusing the scans. They have nothing better to do than moan about it. Loved meeting, talking and rooming with you. Hope we can get together again soon! xo

  7. I’m so sorry you’re all sick with colds, but glad they’re shipping your cord to you! yay!

    feel better soon, and maybe see you in a few weeks?!?!