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Sunday, July 27, 2014
I'm up bright and early this Sunday morning. I'm sitting at my desk listening to the rain lightly fall outside. It certainly doesn't look like a beach day today. That's a good thing because we are headed to the Liberty Science Center for a blogging event today.

We will be touring a few exhibits at the facility including the new Rubik's Cube exhibit. I can't wait for that. I was a huge Rubik's Cube fan as a kid. I never could figure out how to solve the puzzle, but I sure spent hours trying. After our tour, we will be on our own to enjoy the Liberty Science Center. We've been there many times before, but the exhibits are constantly changing and evolving to make each visit seem like your very first one.

Follow along on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #ScienceSummerFun.

Moving on... Yesterday I woke up with a urinary tract infection. If you've ever had one, you know that they are the equivalent of having sewing needles stuck in your eyes. I wasted no time in calling my primary care physician for an appointment. By 12:15 I was out of his office and on my way to recovering. I spent the afternoon having a pity party for myself in the form of a movie marathon. I watched 3 of my favorites: You've Got Mail, Clockwatchers, and Return To Me. It was just want I needed.

Later in the afternoon, I had a surprise visit from my sister Brenda and her best friend who had been in Philly all week for the USPS convention. I hadn't seen her since Mother's Day and won't see her again until the end of August, so it was a nice surprise for her drop by before she returns to Florida today.

Summer seems to be flying by. Emma is in drama camp, and Harper is taking tennis lessons this summer. We've spent lazy afternoons at the pool, and of course, our visits to Jenkinson's Boardwalk have certainly been a highlight of our summer. We've started preliminary planning for our annual vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with my sisters and their families at the end of August. We started the tradition in August 2007, and it has really become a sort of family reunion. We rent the same house year after year, and we've had that squared away since October. We are starting the countdown and getting super excited.

While I was visiting my sister last weekend in central Pennsylvania, I woke early and walked around her neighborhood. She has a great neighborhood for getting exercise, lots of hills to get your heart rate pumping. But here's what I realized: I am terribly out of shape. I really fell of the exercise bandwagon back in February when Harper became sick, and I've had a tough time getting motivated since then. But those morning walks sure proved to me that I need to do something. So, this week I'm going to buy a Fitbit and really get serious about incorporating exercise in my life on a CONSISTENT basis. I am such a yo-yo exerciser. At 46, I need some sort of regular exercise routine. If you have any tips for how you've kept up your motivation, I'm all ears.

Also while out in PA, we visited Knoebels Amusement Park. It was great fun, and I'll be sharing a few of my must-dos this week. I'm lucky in that my girls are pure thrill seekers. They go on all the big rides and roller coasters. We really had a blast.

Time to sign off. Stay tuned. This week I'll be sharing the details of today's visit to the Liberty Science Center with you and giving away 4 tickets to the LSC for one lucky winner. Hope it's you!

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