Super busy morninng today. I got up early, and was out the door by 8AM. I headed over to Lowe’s and loaded up the car with 10 bags of mulch. After getting home and stacking them by the back of the house, Liz and I then went out and did our morning run.
When reading this, I didn’t even register the whole ‘seat belt’ thing. I took the word “buckle” to mean “succumb/acquiesce.” My immediate thought was “Good lord, what kind of draconian parenting advice is this…”
My old friends Kevin and Dan were in town today, to catch Ricky Gervais at the Chicago Theater. The three of us made plans to get together, prior to the show downtown.
At first, I thought the crowd had blocked off State Street and the police were moving in to disperse them. After a few minutes, I realized that the police were part of the protest route and were simply bringing up the rear.
Liz and I have been pretty good about keeping our Couch to 5K regimen going. We’re running 3x per week, and we’ve completed three weeks – about to enter the start of the fourth.
Liz and I met up with Julie and Bob for Mother’s Day a while back, and spent a leisurely day hanging out in Chinatown, Northerly Island, and then later in Hyde Park.
After brunch, we headed back home and suited up for a bit of yardwork. Neither Liz nor I intended to spend the rest of the day outside… but an hour turned into two turned into almost five.
Liz got these towels as a gift from her mom, for her birthday. They are incredibly cute, and just uncanny in how close they are to matching the two of us.
“So call and I’ll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I’m seeking a friend for the end of the world”
It slowly dawned on me that someone sent this to me as a gift, though I have no idea who the sender might possibly be. Thank you, whoever you are, for this lovely little surprise on a random Thursday evening.
On the way home, we walked by the Hyde Park Garden Fair – which wasn’t open yet, but was being prepared for opening day.
I think this guy was planted in a small bed on the corner, as it doesn’t seem to have many roots. Winds were definitely strong today, but it’s a miracle this guy didn’t uproot before now. It looks as though it was sitting in about a foot of soil!
Spotted this on my walk home, after stopping off at the grocery store. I couldn’t see inside the bag, but the note itself made me chuckle. I liked it so much, I had to set all my bags down so I could take this photo.
As I was grabbing photos off my phone, to write up the blog entry for our Date Night at Giant, in Logan Square… I noticed something a little off. What was that photo there, before all the restaurant ones?