snaps from two days past, the fastest vintage shopping outing in the world's history
as robbie winds up his final class of pharmacy school before he goes on rotations -- and as we've been traveling a bit and getting over bronchitis -- our schedules have felt anything but predictable the last few months. we share a car, and live in a part of downtown that's not really within walking distance to our favorite haunts...so there've been a lot of ok-i'll-have-the-car-back-in-an-hour-i-swear mornings -- speeding to find the perfect vintage dress in 20 minutes or less, passing off the car in the alley behind our place, 2 a.m. study sessions, late night takeout on the couch.
it's good though. you know?
i'm constantly reminded of all the phases of our lives we've passed through together. every significant life event that either of us have had, from age 17 onward, has involved the other. our experiences -- and memories of them -- are all tied up, wound up in one another. indelibly. and i think that's what i love most about us. it was our high school and college graduations, our big move, it's our scrimping by together, it's our flourishing together. and this phase -- this demanding, draining grad school phase, this robbie-becoming-a-doctor phase -- is very nearly done. and soon, the new normal -- his, mine, and ours -- will take its place.