May 042012
 

Ashley Turner and Me Skull Shores Frankie Stein
Mmmmmm Rainy Night on May Street
Pretty Day in Naperville Pink!

The weather has finally warmed up in Chicago. But I’m not being fooled again. I’m still keeping sweaters and hoodies at the ready, because I know that in two weeks it could be the 30s again.

It always confuses me when people on TV or in movies are like “What, we’re going to talk about the weather now?” Like it’s a bad thing. I mean, weather is a big part of our lives, especially for people like myself, who is so sensitive to temperatures. So, I’m OK with talking about the weather, until someone in a movie or a TV show starts scoffing at that particular topic of conversation. Then I start to doubt myself.

Well then. That was a tangent.

Wednesday, I got to see one of my favorite authors, Laurie Halse Anderson, again. This is one reason I love living in Chicago. So many authors come through and I get the chance to meet them! Laurie is an inspiration beyond inspiration. This woman loves writing, she works damn hard on it, and she’s damn good at it. She gives everything to her books and to her readers, and that makes her amazing. She’s just an awesome person. I adore her!

Here we are:

Laurie Halse Anderson & Me

So far this week, I’ve learned some serious shoulder strengthening yoga vinyasas, attended a marketing meeting and dinner at Moksha’s owner’s home, cried over Make It or Break It, visited Naperville, and got my Skull Shores Frankie Stein doll (now I have them all).

I ate lunch at an amazing place called Prasino, and enjoyed a very delicious but expensive juice. I got a pedicure, a really cool new bag from Katmandu Imports (I didn’t even notice it had an Om on it until yesterday!), read two books, and cuddled with the kitty cats.

It might be Friday, but I have a full weekend scheduled. Teaching, volunteering, apprenticing. I’m going to see Maya Tiwari speak Sunday morning. Lots of yoga-related stuff to keep me busy. Not to mention that I have homework and library books to read. On top of all this, there are some exciting things happening in the Mickey Mouse Club world and I’m so eager to see what happens next! So many Mousketeers are talking again and sharing their memories of the show with us fans and it’s SO FREAKING COOL. Love it!

Tonight, I’m going to take it easy and prepare for the busy weekend. Adam’s watching Ironman, which is way more violent than I like, so I’ll be watching something sweet and/or funny to counteract it when he heads out to work. Or maybe a few episodes of Downton Abbey, that first season. We’ll see.

So yeah, I’m busy, but it’s a wonderful busy. I’m making new friends, meeting new people, and learning so much. Summer is coming! Farmer’s markets are starting up. Flowers are growing everywhere. AND Aidan will be here before long!

I am happy. :)

May the 4th be with you!

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  1. Weather here has really warmed up having a little bit of a heat wave but we have such bi polar weather lately next week could be gross again. Love your pedicure I am heading out to get mine done today cannot wait to break out some spring colors. Busy mama as usual have a great remainder of your weekend!
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    • Oooo what colors did you get on your toes? I agree with you, spring colors for the win!
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  2. Wonderful busies are great! It’s inspiring to read about all the things you’ve accomplished. Two books? Wow, I’m still stuck on one from last year:)
    BTW -What is Make it or Break it? Is that a movie or TV show?

    • Make It Or Break It is a TV show that comes on Monday nights on ABC Family. But this coming Monday is the series finale! *cries all the tears* It’s about gymnastics, with plenty of teen angst. I will miss it when it’s gone.
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  3. I have never talked about the weather more IN MY LIFE that I do now living in Seattle it is big news around these parts! I’ve been to Chicago, it’s a beautiful city. I was there for my 10th annv. We got to see a game at the beautiful Wrigley Field, and I was so impressed with your city. Course it was warm and sunny when we came in June ;) Oh hi, I’m new here. Found you through the May follow link up. Happy to be your newest follower and I look forward to reading more.

    • Oh you’ve been to Wrigley! I’ve never been there, but I’m not into baseball, so I’m not sad about it. :)

      June is a great time to visit Chicago, especially late June. It’s warm and sunny but not too crazy. I hope you get to come back. I want to visit Seattle one of these days. I have friends who live out there!

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