and I had the best days with you.

It’s been a good week here in Pacifica. Just what I needed: a break; a rest; a time with people I love; a time with people who love me.

Not everything is captured in this blog, in the same way that a lot of the best things that happen to us cannot be retold but instead just become a part of us.

We went to Mitchell’s with our friend Andrew. There is a boy that works there who I think is the cutest boy in the world. He was there, and we were trying to read his name tag. Lauren stood on this bench for optimum viewing. Then he came and was stocking things right in front of her, by the window.

Emily and I went to Starbucks one day, but it was too busy… so we ended up in Denny’s, which is not where this picture is from. We walked past Payless on our way to the car and decided to go try shoes on. Then we each bought a pair of these lovely black velcro shoes. That’s a lie. They were UGLY.

We all went to “The Burrito Shop.” and got burritos. I waited all day for it.

I discovered that Rite Aid has an entire section of my beloved Taylor Swift cards – ones I had NEVER, EVER seen. I can’t believe I walked out without purchasing one. But don’t worry, I have plans to return and stock up. Have you seen the Taylor Swift cards? They are so lovely!

It was a terribly stormy day, so I went to Starbucks to redeem my free drink. The barista there helped me get an offensively expensive drink. Do you see that? $5.95, free! The first picture is what my cup looked like. I have no idea what it means, but I drank it!

While I was at Starbucks, I saw a familiar face. A completely out-of-place familiar face….

My friend Nicole, from Portland! She just moved to Pacifica 3 weeks ago and now works at this Starbucks I frequent when I am here. Elijah once told me that I know someone everywhere I go – when things like this happen, I think about him. and then I miss him.

After picking up Lauren on the stormiest day in the world, we went to a cafe down the street from Emily & Graham’s school to wait for them. Marveled at this beautiful display of pastries…

This cafe has books you can read, so I picked up a poetry book while Lauren read a book about two people named Jon and Kate and their 8 children.

Lauren declared for the fourth or fifth time how much she likes my sunglasses. So I gave them to her. So I have officially given 2 things away this year. 9 more to go.

So I am happy, content & full of love right now.


  1. Anonymous
    March 26, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    I ABSOLUTELY love Taylor Swift cards! Every single one of them! I am impressed that you could walk out without buying a single one because I would surely have purchased every single one of them!

    • March 28, 2011 / 4:24 am

      haha do NOT even worry… i totally went back and bought FOUR. and then today was my friend’s birthday so naturally i went and got HER a taylor swift birthday card. they are so freaking adorable!

  2. Little Gumnut
    March 27, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    I love your idea to give a certain number of things away a year… why specifically 11 things?

    • March 28, 2011 / 4:25 am

      hey thanks; it’s actually part of my “resolutions.” i made a list of 20-11’s. so like… “read 11 books” “visit 11 churches” “sleep in 11 place.” and then one was “give away 11 things i own.” next year will be 12 of them all, i guess! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. March 28, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Friends, food, books, shoes…sounds like the perfect weekend. I’m glad you had a good one! And a storm makes it sound that much cozier.

    P.S.-I think you should have put the money you saved on Starbucks towards those sweet black shoes. They definitely make a statement. Ha!

    • March 28, 2011 / 7:28 pm

      haha uh yeah and you bought those overalls, right???….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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