a good day.

3 Mar

this week has been hard.  really, really tough.  really, really sad.  we’ve officially started saying our real goodbyes and are tying up loose ends from morning until night.  it’s exhausting, physically and emotionally.

so indulge me and let me tell you about my wonderful day yesterday.

my friend gwen and i had planned on spending the morning together, as we have for the last few months.  we had planned on going for a really long run, but i just didn’t have it in me.  fortunately allison called 2 minutes before gwen and i met up and told me about a matilda jane trunk show.  i hadn’t ever been to one and i really wanted to check it out.

so gwen hopped in the car and we went to the trunk show.  fun, fun, adorable clothes.  i got amelia a cute dress and matching skirts for both of us:

oh so cute.  so then gwen and i tightened up our running shoes and headed out for a great run on a beautiful morning.

great conversation.  i love that girl.  a whole lot.

we finished up and got back to the van.  gwen needed water, so we headed down to the gas station on the corner.  as she’s got out of the car she pulled out a big ol’ bag of doritos.  oh how i love doritos.  and gwen loves them just as much.  she headed into the gas station to get water and returned with a bottle of water and 2-12 oz. cans of bud light.

oh yes she did.

and at 11am on a thursday morning, we found a corner of a park far, far away from any kiddies, pulled out my reusable grocery bags, sat down and ate doritos and drank beer.  and it was good.

so very good.

it was just what i needed and i suspect it was just what she needed too.


i picked amelia up from mother’s day out and met up with my sweet friend Mary Beth at Groucho’s and put a hurtin’ on an STP sandwich.  mb is awesome.  she is one of the most real, tell it like it is people i know and i love that about her.  and she loves jesus a whole, whole, lot.


in the afternoon i was able to take some sweet photos of allison’s kids mac and lawson.  one day i’ll actually have a minute to look at them, but that may not be for a few days or weeks.  i seriously cannot remember when my life has ever been this nonstop.


we capped off the day with a great dinner with some friends at pawley’s front porch.  and by the time i pulled the covers up, i was asleep.


we’ve got a great few days up ahead–william turns 8 this weekend!


6 Responses to “a good day.”

  1. kristen March 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    I LOVE your day!! Wow! It is funny that we don’t have those days until there is nostalgia involved. Why not!?! Well, I have to tell you that I have that MJ skirt and love it. I have had it for a week, and worn it at least half of the week. Too comfy. If I could only afford 4 of them, we might match too!

    • Lorien March 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

      a little birdie told me you had that skirt. i cannot wait to get it in the mail!! and hopefully not too many people in pittsburgh will have it. 🙂 we all need more beer-and-doritos-at-11am days.

  2. allison March 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    doritos and beer. that is awesome:) so glad y’all took pictures. priceless. you are such a giver of so many things….fun.joy.laughter.time.pictures. “You light up my life.” Olivia Newton John

    love you,

  3. Margie March 4, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    That’s awesome!

    P.S. That skirt = LOVE!

  4. Headlinabean March 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    16 oz.

  5. Mary Beth March 5, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    NO WONDER you were in such a good mood at lunch!! Bud Lights before noon…. brilliant. love you, sister.

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