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Friday, February 8, 2013

Well, we're almost a week into the longer-distance thing. I realize that I've sort of talked about it every day this week, but it's also sort of been on my mind this week, so I hope you'll bear with me for a few more days. I think the weekend will be a little strange, but I've got a list of things to do that I think will keep me occupied. 

As much as I miss Rob already, I'm trying to really make the most of this time: I've been running regularly again, going to bed early, reading, writing, and just doing lots of things that I wasn't doing very much of in the past weeks. It doesn't really make sense to me yet, since Rob was in no way hindering my productivity (I mean, we were still four hours away even when he was in Virginia); but in a way, being a little more on my own has inspired me to be a little more productive with my time. 

I don't know if it's going to stick, but I'd like to take advantage of the distance and create some good habits for the long run.

And I just have to say thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your well-wishes and support regarding Rob's move and the distance between us. It's a pretty amazing thing to feel such love from so many people, most of whom I've never even met. Thank you.

[My mom and I took Rocky to our favorite park last weekend. I think I'll go again tomorrow.]

I have lots of links for you this Friday! I like doing these posts every two weeks instead of one, but then I end up bookmarking way too many things. I actually had to organize these so I didn't just throw a bunch of stuff at you:

Loved this: Gluten-Free, Whether You Need It or Not.
I can't wait to make this soup. My goodness.

You can take an additional 20% off of all sale items at Jigsaw London until Wednesday with the code FreckledItalian7596.
I want to wear this dress everywhere.
I am still loving everything about Everlane and I want every single thing in their shop.

Emily at Anna Delores takes some of the most gorgeous photos. I wish I lived closer so we could have a session!
I've been having so much fun watching real-time analytics of my blog with GoSquared.
Kristin has an awesome feature called "For the Love of a Linguaphile" and I love it, but this post was definitely my favorite one so far.

I think Instagram-recaps are such a fun way to get a glimpse into bloggers' lives, and Kayla's made me smile.
My friends Matt and Tony have three pugs, and Tony started an Instagram feed for them. It's awesome, and you should probably follow them here.

Good Reads
It gave me so much hope to read about Megan Phelps-Roper leaving the Westboro Baptist Church.
Another interesting, hopeful read: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A.
Silent reading isn't so silent--at least not to your brain.

Chris Brown "Deserves Respect," Says Chris Brown: what a joke!
Saw this on The Rumpus and laughed out loud: Shakespeare quotes that sound like 1990s hip-hop lyrics.
Don't worry so much, Bunny Foo Foo.

Enter to Win
And finally, some giveaways I'm in on: this one and that one.


Have a wonderful weekend! My brother is home and I'm really looking forward to relaxing around the house for a few days.
Feel free to leave me some links you love in the comments!


  1. It's on your mind because it's on your mind - there's no shame in talking about it; it's such a huge part of your life, both Rob and the long-distance aspect. I'm glad you're finding ways to make the most out of it, and I hope everything goes awesome for you guys!

    That Shakespeare link? Hilarious! I love that he's still entertaining and relevant, haha. And thank you for the mention!

  2. I like the breakdown like this - categories and lists make me happy.

    1. Oh I'm so glad! At first it was just one huge list but I think this is better!

  3. love how you worked this post

  4. So many good links this week! That Asos dress is perfection. I need it.

    LOLZ to little bunny foof.

    And alright, Chris Brown, you need to cool it. First of all, please learn proper English. Secondly, get your shit together. Seriously.

    Also, I love the article about the girl leaving Westboro Baptist. Thank God for second chances.

  5. I hear ya, my dear. I was long distance w my ex for three years, and it's .... well,it sucks. It can be hard to be positive all the time, in person as well as out on a blog, when we feel inclined to put our best faces forward most of the time. If I can tell you anything, it's that long distance is always worth it, if the person is worth it. Always.

    1. Thank you! We'll definitely make the best of it!

  6. I had friends (who have been married for a couple years now) who were in a long distance relationship for years. When they got engaged I was so jealous of all the photos on their wedding webpage - instead of flying back and forth everything to visit one another, they would wait a little bit longer in between and then go somewhere new and exciting. They had photos from all over Europe, Morocco, Aruba, Turks and Caicos. It was amazing! I have to admit I was, and still am, jealous of their long distance relationship! I am sure things will work out just fine in the end for you :)

  7. So impressed with how you're handling this long distance. My husband and I did long distance a couple of months into dating. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done but it's what made us realise we were meant to be together forever.

    1. Thanks, Becca! We're not even a week in, so we'll see how well I handle it in a few months! But it definitely does make you appreciate that person even more!

  8. I'm glad you're making the best of the long distance...the strength of your relationship with Rob is so clear from your posts but I know that doesn't make it any less difficult. On another note, my Everlane silk blouse arrived yesterday and I am so thrilled with it - thanks for introducing me to this brand!!

    1. Oh I'm so glad you got something! They have the best stuff.


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