#996 Grocery List + Trip Plans.

The grocery list was a mile long, but I faced Walmart like a champ and left with every last thing on the list for maybe the first time ever. Don’t you hate when you go to the grocery store and can’t find a thing or two because they’re sold out or you like something weird (Mello Yello Zero!) that most grocery stores don’t have? Me too. And that didn’t happen today. Success!

Ben and I sat down to work out the details of the little stops on our New England road trip coming up in a few weeks and I’m getting really really excited now.

It’s going to be 24 hours there and 24 hours back, broken up by lots of overnight stops, but I’m still pretty anxious about sitting in a car for that long without going insane. Any tips?


Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Daily Journal

8 thoughts on “#996 Grocery List + Trip Plans.

  1. I just came across your blog from hookedonhouses.net Oh my gosh I am obsessed with your house!! It is absolutely divine! I have come back on here about 4 times just this morning to take another peek at how you've decorated your rooms. Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations on creating such a wonderful home for you and your husband!
    From Allison, in Mebourne, Australia 🙂

  2. I recently did a long road trip to visit my sister who just had a baby, and I found the best way to pass the time is podcasts — lots and lots of podcasts. Some of my favorites: "This American Life," "The Dinner Party," "Pop Culture Happy Hour"… I've recently gotten into "Hardcore History," too, which is nice, because the episodes are long, so the time passes even more quickly! Of course, the drive itself is going to be beautiful, so I'm sure after a while you won't have any trouble filling the time…

    I should also fess up: I'm a longtime reader and first time commenter. I fell in love with your old apartment (now your studio!) a while back, and it's been wonderful seeing your new home take shape. I'm also a Southern transplant to Baltimore, so it does my heart good to see a slice of small-town life in Laurel! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog.

  3. Margaret!!! Thank you SO much for the tips. I hate you've been silent so long—I love to talk to my readers since I assume no one but my husband and mama are reading this. 😉 Where are you from in the south??

  4. Ha! I know, I'm terrible about commenting (particularly sad, since I'm a blogger too!), so we'll call this part of my training. Heh.

    I grew up in Raleigh, NC, though my dad's family is all from southern Alabama. I also went to the University of the South in TN; one of my good friends there was born and raised in Oxford (her father, Beckett Howorth, was the dean of admissions at Ole Miss), and it's still one of my most favorite places on earth. I just love the friendly front-porch culture there, which it seems you have in spades in Laurel!

  5. Ahhh! I know Richard Howorth, the owner of Square Books. He's a frequent client of my business, and Square Books is where Ben asked me to marry him. I just bet you he's related to your friend! Oxford is our absolute favorite place in Mississippi… Next to Laurel, that is. 🙂 We especially miss being college kids this time of year!

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