After we took the two chikadees to college (as seen in the last post), I still had a few days before I had to move to the townhouse in Charlotte with Justin. The boys had the day off of band camp and I had to run errands, so we made a day of it.
Before we left they told me that if I held this stick, I’d look like Gandalf. So I did.
I promise this is the last day of the sunflower dress. Danielle was nice enough to buy it for me one day before she left, and it’s just so comfy! It’s from TJ Maxx, so I can’t link it. The sweater’s one that was on-sale at Banana Republic, the shoes are purple Vans (because I love purple in any form), and the bag is my favorite ever, from The Cambridge Satchel Company. Though it’s an investment, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Classy, functional, substantial, and beautiful. What more could one want from a leather satchel?
While I met with an adviser at UNC Charlotte, I let Griffin and Garrett wander the campus. When I was done and while I was waiting for my REPROS order to be completed, I gave them a tour.
They were particularly enamoured with the whiteboard-glass walls and proceeded to write various maths things with reckless abandon.
Afterwards, we headed downtown to Not Just Coffee in 7th Street Public Market, because I let the boys choose where we ate for the day. There we met up with Justin, his sister, and a family friend of theirs, and while G squared drank espressos from Not Just Coffee, we ordered food from Local Loaf Bakery– one of my favorite spots in Charlotte. I got the BLT, which was super delicious because the T consisted of fried green tomatoes, B is never bad ever, and they smothered it in something delicious, but I would also recommend any of the other options (I’ve been like five times). I can safely say also that Not Just Coffee is the best coffee place in Charlotte. (Try the mocha).
Then we went to the flower stands so Justin could buy flowers for Steven:
and headed home, where we left promptly to go to Sun Valley Theaters and see The Giver, which I would also highly recommend. It takes one of the two possible endings of the book, so be prepared if you wanted it to be exactly like the book (they picked the ending I didn’t want to occur); they also overplay the romance, but in a feature film, that’s kind of to be expected.
Anyway, great days with the kiddos before we all dispersed to our various academic refuges.