short but sweet

I had a wonderful surprise from TJ this weekend. He made a last minute decision to drive up to see me and it was a short not even 24 hour visit but still so sweet.

I woke up to a text at 7:45 saying he was on the road and I hopped out of bed with the biggest smile. Why doesn't that happen when I wake up before 8 on work days?

I started tidying up a bit and made a trip to the grocery (he's driving 8 hours to see me- I better have something good to feed him) and then my roommate and I decided it was time for Fall. So we broke out all the glittery pumpkins,the mini porcelain pumpkins, the plastic pumpkins, the pumpkin spice candles, and the candy corn. Bam! Ten minutes later, our house was ready for Fall and for visitors!

I decided to make a brisket in the crock pot mostly so I could have everything ready and I wouldn't have to spend any time in the kitchen when he arrived and also because it's delicious.  I let that yummy smell fill up the house and then basically sat by the window and waited to see TJ's car pull up.

He made great time and arrived around 3:30. We had pumpkin beer and watched the Alabama game and sat really close to each other on the couch and he didn't mind that I talked through most of the game. We had dinner  and later ice cream and just enjoyed sharing the same space.

In the morning I made blueberry pancakes from scratch to really drag out the last few hours before he had to head back to South Carolina.  He left a little after lunch time and I was feeling pretty blue, fortunately ice cream and Harry Potter are guaranteed pick-me-ups. Plus I have a trip scheduled for October to look forward to- I need to always have something on the calendar.

Later after he was home we realized we had officially been dating for 3 short but sweet months. But to me it feels like so much longer and not in the bad way. In the I feel like I've known you for my whole life kind of way. Sigh... counting down the days till October.


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I was so surprised and totally over the moon that he made that trip for just one day.

    And OMG! I thought the Harry Potter spin off book was just a rumor!? Please please let it not be a cruel joke! I have also heard Warner Bros is going to make the text "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" into a movie. Give me more Harry Potter please!

  2. Ahhhh this seriously just made me so nostalgic! My now husband and I were long distance for two years (3 hours instead of 8 though!). It was so hard, but those weekends we got to spend together were SO wonderful. We wouldn't even sleep, because we wanted to just hang out together!

    It sounds like you had such a great time! I totally feel you on needing to have the next date on the calendar - seriously, I completely understand :)


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