Friday, November 20, 2009
Day in the Life...
After Corfu, this is a bit of a shock.
We went hunting, today, for some furniture and draperies for middle son- meaning of course, we spent some quality time at IKEA (in Schaumburg Mall) and walked about 4 miles through the interior of the store!!
Oak Park for lunch, and found a nice place to eat there. Bar Louis is a nice comfortable place that serves a HUGE amount of food and calls it lunch...
The simple cheeseburger that made me reconsider becoming a vegetarian...
We then made a few more stops before finally coming home and putting our feet up for a couple of hours.
One always seems to be driving with the city always in view out of the corner of your eye.
You also need REALLY comfortable shoes because walking is what you do here, as you never find a parking space close to where you are going.
Finally we decided to get ourselves organized for supper. Middle son had a birthday date (hers!) with his lady this evening, so youngest son swung by the house, picked me up, and we went to his house for a very nice dinner.
Ah the concentration of it all!! My darling baby Gabriel -
SUCH focus! (on a balloon actually...)
I have settled into Chicago, but I do not feel very articulate. In catching up with my children, I am mentally filing away their stories and my memory pictures of them and all the while there's a little voice saying "Yoo- Hoo! The blog! Write something! Post pictures!" (which by the way I am doing courtesy of my dear middle son, whose camera I begged to borrow- as I cleverly left my camera on my desk at home in Corfu!!)
This weekend we'll be going to Michigan to visit my oldest son who has just moved into a new house. So again there will no doubt be disjointed ramblings when I return.
The blues remain the soundtrack of my life- so that hasn't changed yet.
I will update you all to one important fact however... The huge HOLE/ABYSS in the front yard in Corfu, is filled in!! T has managed to slog through the process fairly well and only parted with 2500 euro.
(I will post pictures of the process, when I return, as T has informed me he took photos from the roof - where he continued toiling to try and seal its little clay pot surface for potential problems, during the "great filling" of the abyss.)