me without you

“keep you apart, deep in my heart…
separate from the rest where I like you the best…”
– elliott smith
{marianomio via flickr}

hey there friends,

my days in dc have come to a close and i had nothing short of a terrific time. my days were full of meeting bright eyed students whose powerful stories blew my mind and filled my heart. my evenings were colored with the laughter of good friends. and, oh my stars, the food. bacon wrapped figs & shrimp and grits at founding farmers, jamaican jerk chicken sandwiches at jamaican joe’s and a crazy awesome 5 guys bacon cheeseburger, topped off with the perfect strawberry-lychee champagne cocktail.

dc is an absolute gem.

and while i have a pocketful of adventures in my pocket, i missed the hubs every minute and this experience would have been a gazillion times more phenomenal if only he was next to me. what can i say? i’m a happy happy wife. 🙂

so when i stumbled upon, “me without you,” a charmer of a book by cartoonists ralph lazar & lisa swerling, i couldn’t help but smile.  the sweet drawings and even sweeter rhymes remind me of how we all feel when we’re apart from the one who has a piece of our heart. you know? …….

look…look…and see what i mean. 🙂

{via amazon}
“me without you,” will be released later this month {10.19.11} by the always amazing chronicle books. it’s the perfect anniversary gift, valentine’s gift….or if you’re like me, a “just because i love you” gift.

ok friends, my plane is about to land back in our favorite city by the bay and i cannot wait to kickoff this weekend with no plans and a sparkle in my eye.

it feels good to be home.

now i’d love to hear from you – what are you looking forward to this weekend? farmers’ market-ing, sunday brunching or day tripping? i want stories. 🙂

happy happy weekend everyone!

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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. Miss_Molly wrote:

    aw. this is just the sweetest post 🙂

    Posted 10.3.11 Reply