The morning after.


the weekend is FINALLY here.

happy to report- the book was read in it's entirety (which is not always the case... such a good one, and definitely not just for the younger crowd- i'd highly recommend)... & as for the dinner- i decided to go the maintain-my-sanity route... all purchased from my favorite lil' italian market... lasagna, garlic bread, caesar salad (from tj's), spumoni ice cream, wine cake, & a simple appetizer platter of greek olives, and rosemary marcona almonds, salami, provolone, & crackers... next best thing to homemade (& although it was not easy for me to go that route- which sounds ridiculous, but true- it was the best decision i've made all week).

but my real reason for writing this post is to say this.  you see those lovely napkins up there?  they were created by my friend, estelle.  she is one talented lady.  she's extremely creative and has such a way with words.  she wrote a post earlier this week, titled,  Are we unknowable to our mothers?- that i can't seem to shake (she warned us)- nor do i really want to shake.  it was fairly short... but incredibly powerful.  it touched me in a big way.  i get to spend an entire weekend with hailey, & i so look forward to getting to know her a little better, in a way that has yet to be seen- or that i have yet to allow myself to see.

i hope you take a minute to read it as well... that is, if you dare to be shaken up a little.


  1. I still haven't read Hunger Games, but I did just finish my first Joan Didion book last weekend (A Year of Magical Thinking). Didion's style of writing and seeing the world jolted me to the core too. Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh Torrie, thanks so much for the kind words and the link. Your comment and emails have really stuck with me and made me think so much about our girls. I hope it's been a really good weekend for you two. Enjoy the one-on-one time. Those our special and fleeting moments, right?

  3. Finally catching up and will head over to read Estelle's post! Girls weekend or should I say Mother Daughter weekend sounds so fun! Can't wait to hear about all you did. xo

  4. The napkins were the first thing I noticed, gorgeous
    I'm a little scared now to read your friend's post... maybe tmrw morning....

  5. Torrie-great photo! And I need to check out your book recommendation. I just finished up Hunger Games last night and while I will probably read the second book I think I need something else to read too.


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