3: Lord Have Mercy, It’s A Girl’s Day Out!

02 Jan

Today was a beautiful day, both literally and figuratively.  Although the temperature was only around 25 degrees,  the sun was shining, and I just couldn’t help but smile.  It’s rare that my daughter and I get to spend time with just us, so today we  sent the boys on their way, and off Sister Bear and I went on another grand adventure.  I love that she still thinks I’m cool….Lord know those days won’t last forever, so I’m determined to take advantage of it as much as I can. 

A little shopping followed.  I picked up one of my favorite movies, Run Fatboy Run (I heart Simon Pegg), and then lusted after some items I want for the house.  A piece of art for the bedroom & a lamp for the living room. (And apparently, it is vital that I know what a “lamp harp” is because Tarjay sure did have that information prominently displayed for ease of reference!)

Shopping tends to make these girls hungry, so off we went to Zorba’s, our area’s famed Greek restaurant.  The boys in our house don’t care for Greek food (weirdos!), so off we went for hummus, dill rice, yogurt sauce, etc. etc.  Here’s some food porn for your enjoyment.

I had some exchanging to do at the bookstore, so a leisurely almost two hours was spent there, perusing the stacks and trying not to leave drool marks behind.  I was stoked to find the most recent title in the Pink Carnation series for a mere $5.99 in the clearance bin.  I had checked it out from the library months ago, but due to the demand I couldn’t renew, I didn’t have time to finish it, but here’s my chance!  Of course, I had to pick up some other jewels as well.  What can I say? I love me some series:)  And I must say I am proud that this is all I purchased– I thought I showed admirable restraint!

We’re all home now, together, and boy, is it noisy.  But I can still hear the giggles and audible sighs of contentment coming from Jalyn as she tells her brother all about her day.  Me, I’m off for some leftover falafel, and a little Roarke.  May all the days of 2010 be this wonderful.

Taken by JEH, age 5.


Posted by on January 2, 2010 in Girls Day Out, Jalyn, Sister Bear


9 responses to “3: Lord Have Mercy, It’s A Girl’s Day Out!

  1. 2kids...3martinis

    January 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I love it…all of it!
    My, that food looks yummy! Making my granola-supper seem pretty drab!
    Read on, girl! I’m getting ready to jump into the Outlander series a girlfriend recommended (and I don’t usually do fiction these days)–have you read them? If so, what did you think?

    • Jessica

      January 2, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Kerr- hehehehe,
      Aren’t girl days the best??? Next up- another pedi. My, what fun we had doing that in October. Maybe for Valentines this time?? 🙂

      I’ve never read the Outlander series, always wanted to do so though. One of my good bloggy friends, Fuzzy Cricket, LOVES them, so I would recommend checking out her page (you can link on mine to it) and check out her reviews. I’m pretty sure she probably has some of them.

  2. fuzzycricket

    January 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    The Outlander series, is big, thick, and full of kilts and Scottish accents. I love the books! They sometimes tend to meander, but the writing makes it okay. The stories are smart, the characters are wonderful, the plot can be unexpected. I don’t think I have reviews on the blog, though. *blush*

    A girls’ day! How fun! The books and Greek food are both drool-worthy. Oh, my! It’s so fun spending time with the Girl. It’s amazing what’s on her mind. I love the small things that make her feel like she is the center of my world.

    I loved the Pink Carnation! I’ll have to pick up that latest book. BED OF ROSES is so cute and of course, I applaud your indulgence in some Eve and Roarke. Always a fine, fine choice.

    • 2kids...3martinis

      January 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks, fuzzycricket! I just started it tonight and I think I’m gonna like me some Scottish kilt-wearing dude! Mmmm-mmmm!! I’m just sure hopin’ he’s a traditional kilt-wearing dude (if you know what I mean)…

      • Jessica

        January 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

        I love it when my blog brings together my farthest & dearest:) And Kerr….totally just shot coffee out of my nose when I read that. *sniff* At least my sinuses are clear now. Thanks! Now I’m totally wishing I had picked up Outlander at the store (did cross my mind, I admit), so that I could read it with you!

      • fuzzycricket

        January 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm

        I do indeed! Know what you mean. And, yes…he is. *swoon* Along with the whole clan! *stand up and swoon again*

  3. shortmama

    January 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I love when I get a special day with just Rhiannon and I! I get to focus on just here and we get to giggle and be silly! Sometimes when we cant get out and do something we send Layla in the living room with Levi and we cuddle up in my bed and watch tv together…its pure bliss!

    • Jessica

      January 3, 2010 at 9:32 am

      I agree, Amanda….. Jalyn and I lay in bed together almost every night and just read, chat, or whatever, and it’s one of my most favorite parts of the day.

  4. Desert Rose

    January 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Oh my goodness…I have that same EXACT sign in my bedroom…”always kiss me goodnight”…what great taste you have!!


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