May is in a few days, and the current temperature is 37 degrees. I feel bad for the poor tulips out there.
BUT, I got my library card today!!!! YAY! I took out five books right away, as that’s the most I can take out until after 30 days. The selection is nothing like the Columbus Library. They’re about a year behind here as far as new stuff goes. But still, there are lots of books I haven’t read, so that’s cool.
I tried the hashbrowns they are always advertising at Dunkin’ Donuts. I didn’t like them. I’ll be happy with store brand Tater Tots anyday.
Now if it’d only stop raining and the weather would get nice again…..
Last night was my first ever Passover Seder. I believe most Jewish people celebrate on Saturday, but adamselzer isn’t a very strict Jew, and I, of course, am not Jewish at all, and Sunday was when most people could make it. I got to spend the evening with a bunch of new Chicago friends.
It was cool. The Seder has lessons and reflections that everyone can learn from. Adam’s LJ entry from a few days ago goes more in depth. Me? I just have the pictures. You might want to grab a bite to eat before clicking the cut.
Today marked a major milestone for me. Actually, a couple.
As regular readers know, I have been nervous about driving in Chicago. I drive an average of one mile a week, and that’s to the grocery store and ALDI. Adam’s always been with me.
Today, I drove out to the suburbs, by myself, and I used the highway. It was easy once I got back in the groove. I think I also missed a lot of the heavy rush hour. And Chicago drivers aren’t quite as scary as the cab drivers. Still scary, though. Way more aggressive than in Ohio. Eek.
Still, I’m proud. I made it. YAY.
Tomorrow, I will reward myself with McDonalds for lunch.
I’ve been ordered to update by karizona and confusified (even though neither of them update THEIR LJs anymore), so I suppose I should. Bwah.
I’m settling in. I’m getting more comfortable driving. The place is shaping up nicely.
Today was fun. Details and pictures soon.
(I finally found my card reader, YAY!)