Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Save The Date

“Are you in line?”

A stranger asked as he pointed in front of me.

I stood in the middle of the street debating on whether I should stop for a bagel. There was a long line trickling down the street and my hunger was clawing at me. I looked down at my phone. There was only five minutes before I needed to be in class.

“No, no” I frantically shook my head. “Go ahead.”

I didn't have time for this ridiculous line. Just like I didn't have time to wait on Jonah.

It was the fourth day this week I was missing breakfast. I know, not a huge deal, right? Wrong. Food is my life. Missing breakfast was like planets colliding in my world.

I scurried on my way to school. I had just enough time to make it in before the professor. I maneuvered my way through the morning crowds, bumping and shouldering people along the way. I made it to the door just in time.

Sarah and Henry were already at their seats.

“Skipped breakfast again?”Sarah asked as I rushed over. She could tell by my sunken cheeks that I was deprived of food.

“I didn't skip. Skip would mean I voluntarily gave up the opportunity. And that is exactly the opposite of what I did. I missed it. I involuntarily lost the opportunity to have delicious warm food inside my stomach.” I huffed as I finally sat down.

Sarah continued to give me a look as she pulled out a wrapped bagel from her purse and tossed it into my hands.

I looked up at her with big eyes “Oh, thank you Jesus!” I audibly whispered. “...and you Sarah”

Sarah shook her head as she looked back at her laptop. “You need to talk to him, Lynn.”

“I don't get it. He always use to be out the door before I would wake up.” I began unwrapping the napkin from around the bagel.

“You're keeping him up late, huh?” Henry wiggled his eyebrows.

I rolled my eyes. “ I mean, it's really not even about missing breakfast. It's just impossible to get ready with someone else in your space.”

“Give it some time. You two will be synchronized in no time.” Sarah whispered.

I griped as I took a comically big bite into my bagel.

After class was over I headed to Kadie's apartment. She was off for the afternoon and wanted me to swing by. Something about having “news” to share. Of course, knowing Kadie, having “news” meant she wanted to share her fabulous finds at an outrageous sale. But, I still went any way.

“Lynn!” Kadie squealed as she opened the door. She looked excited to see me as if she hadn't known I was coming by.

“Hey...K....” I gave her a strange look as I slowly walked into her apartment. “Were you expecting someone else?”

“Nope!” She sounded extra peppy. I hadn't seen her this happy in a while.

“Well” I shrugged my shoulders. “What's the news?”

Kadie smiled. “Oh, let's talk about you first.” She sat down on her couch and I did the same. There was a bottle of wine and two glasses on her coffee table. “How's it been adjusting to the new living sitch?” She leaned over to pour some out for the both of us.

“Well, he isn't ever really home so there isn't much to complain about.” I leaned over on the arm rest and sighed. “Except when he is home, in the mornings, we're in each others hair.”

Kadie giggled like she'd just seen a liter of puppies playing. “I remember when that was me and Adam.” She handed a glass to me and took a sip of her own. “He wasn't partner at his law firm yet, so he was still having to work crazy hours at the office. He would always take quick breaks and stop by the apartment from time to time and I remember thinking how I much rather have not had him come at those random times.” She laughed at my wide eye expression. “I know that sounds horrible. But, I would've liked to have known when he was coming so I could just pause what I was doing and resumed when he left.”

“So, how did y'all work it out?” I leaned in anxiously wanting to know the secret to a successful living situation.

Kadie smiled. “We didn't.”

I furrowed my brows, “But...”

“I continued on doing what I had to do and so did Adam. We never even said two words about it. It just happened.” Kadie shrugged. “I guess the more we were around each other the better we had gotten to know how to make things flow. If you saw us now you'd think we were doing a choregraphed dance or something.”

“Hmph” I crossed my arms and thought about what Kadie had just said. I mean, it kinda made sense. Trial and tribulation. 

I jolted forward, remembering why Kadie had invited me in the first place. “Your news! What was it? Tell me!”

She shrieked as she et her glass on the table. Her hands firmly pressed against each other. “Are you ready?”

I furrowed my brows “Kadie, you're really freaking me out. Just tell me already!”

“Adam and I set our wedding date!” She spoke quickly and then covered her mouth with her hands from excitement.

“That's great!” I cheered. “Congratulations!” I guess it was kind of a big deal. Kadie and Adam hadn't picked a date after the engagement and with the whole Poppy situation things between them had been a little tense.

“Thanks!” She continued to smile. “Talking things out really helped. We've been going uphill since. We're more in love than ever and we just want to get the show on the road, y'know? Who would've thought that communication would be key?” Kadie joked.

I rolled my eyes. “So let's hear it! When's the big day? Summer? Winter? Next spring?”

Kadie mischievously smized. “In two weeks!”


  1. Ohhhhhhhh goodness! This is either going to be really fun, or really bad. LOL. Kadie is such a hot mess.

  2. Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/TwitterJanuary 15, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Pardon my French, but "What the fuck, Kadie?"

  3. Wasn't their some big announcement/special project that we were supposed to be hearing about after the hiatus?

  4. i love kadie. Sometimes friends have their ups and downs. You guys are too hard on kadie and lynn's relationship. No relationship is perfect, whether it is a relationship with your family, boyfriend, or best friend. Love is love regardless of a person's imperfections!

  5. Eh.. Something tells me Kadie is going to stress Lynn out with this wedding and go all bridezilla. Two weeks is not a lot of time and she's will want Lynn involved with every detail/decision. And with Lynn in school and already stress and tired as it is, this is just too much to handle.

    Oh.. and is Kadie pregnant????? Is that the reason for this rushed marriage? Something is definitely up. I get the feeling she has a scheme set up and it has something to do with the company.

  6. Ugh, adjusting can be hard sometimes! Especially if there is only one bathroom! We never worked it out, it got fixed once we each had our own bathroom lol

  7. I was thinking pregnancy too, until she started drinking wine then I was like ok hopefully no, heh heh

  8. I apologize in advance if the writer doesnt want this on here. Does anyone have any suggestions for other blogs like this? I also read modern day faith, life's greatest journey andminneapple girl. Thanks :)

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