Allow me to introduce you to my BFFNMHFA (that’s our secret acronym… all I can tell you is that it means we’re super duper good friends and plan on staying that way forever). Her name is Caitie. We’ve known each other since forever ago (read: circa 2nd grade). When we’re together, we like to make music, record music, watch old movies, do crafty things, converse, drink Starbucks, etc. You get the picture… we have fun :)
Moving away was so difficult because suddenly, we couldn’t just hang out face to face whenever. Our friendship was strengthened through all of the change though, and I’m so thankful.
We went from seeing each other all the time to writing real old-fashioned letters, scheduling “phone dates” when we’d be sure to have at least 45 minutes to talk, and sending frequent texts and emails. Though I’ve enjoyed all of these alternate methods of communication, nothing beats just being together. That’s why, when I was home for the month of September, we planned one full day to spend in each other’s company…
Our lovely day started with Giacamo’s. A splurge calorie-wise for sure, but hey, we were going to live it up. (The day actually started at the gas station to fill up Bartholomew’s tank… but that’s extraneous information.) I had a Mocha Chill. It was delicious. Definitely better than a Frappuccino, but (don’t hate me Cait) still not quite as good as a Freddo.
At lunchtime we shared a sandwich from O’Brien’s. So satisfyingly simple and good, and definitely budget conscious. If you ever need a quick lunch, keep it in mind. Make sure you get Russian dressing on your sandwich.
As Caitie mentioned on her blog, we spread our sandwich out on the table and then proceeded to spend several minutes snapping pictures of it and of each other, laughing about how fortunate it was that our sandwich was meant to be eaten cold… otherwise we would’ve been in trouble.
Caitie and Paige drove me home at ten o’clock… windows down, music up. It was a good day.
I would highly suggest you now go check out Caitie’s blog. She’s delightful :)