Friday, May 30

the ballpark

it really doesn't matter who is playing, i always enjoy going to the ballpark. the smell of the food (when i could smell), the crowds of people, the crack of the bat as it hits the ball, the freshly mowed grass in perfect lines... i enjoy it all.

last night a bunch of us went to wrigley to watch the cubs play the rockies. it seemed fitting, having just moved from colorado and cheered the rockies into the world series last season, that we would go to a game featuring the teams of both our new home and old.

the weather was great, slightly cool, but the rain held off, so i can't complain. we sat up in the upper deck, which really had a better view than i anticipated. it was neat to watch it slowly get darker as the game went on.

the best part of the night (aside from the company, that is) was the food. maybe it was because i was so hungry, i don't know, but it was delicious. our first trip to the concession stand netted 2 jumbo hot dogs and two soft pretzels with cheese, one for each of us. now i know in my head that the warm, gooey cheese is processed and does not at all retain the values of normal cheese, but oh is it yummy. with a pink lemonade to wash it all down, that seemed to do the trick. for an hour or so. then it was onto trip number two. and yes, i'm slightly proud and slightly ashamed to admit that i got another jumbo hot dog. it was marvelous. i'm normally not such a huge fan of hot dogs, but for some reason, last night they were marvelous.
cubbies ended up pulling out a win over the rockies, who made it look like they might upset. we made it home just in time for the rain to start. all in all, a great night at the ballpark.

Tuesday, May 27

goodbye florida

our time in florida was much too short. but thankfully it was full of fun and family, not to mention some sun and sand as well.

i had been looking forward to this wedding for many months, as i hoped that by the time it came around we would have moved, sold our condo and be settled in our new place. and so it was. it was also the wedding of one of my dear cousins (i only have two) and so it held a special place in my heart.

seeing family was wonderful and relaxing on the beach, sipping mixed drinks was nearly heaven. i really longed to stay the week, but we had to get back home.

next time we must stay longer. i love water that's so clear you can see your feet! (why didn't i take a picture of that?)

Monday, May 12


today i decided to take a little break from work and walk to the public library to sign up for a library card. i was also hoping to find the book that my recently joined book club is reading. it's about an 8 minute walk down lake street to the library. it was quite pleasant out today and i quickly noted that i probably had on one layer too many. the library is three floors and quite lovely. i'll have to go back when i have more time to learn my way around. while they did not have a copy of the book i was looking for (they did in fact have two, just both checked out) i had to come home with something from my outing. after a brief perusal of the aisles on the third floor, i came home with these lovelies in the picture. due back on june 2nd. let's hope i get to them in time!

Friday, May 2

a sneak peek

a slight preview of our new home! I found embedding it wasn't the best. so you can view it here with quicktime, i believe. i'll try to post some pictures soon. things are starting to shape up nicely, if i do say so myself!

two things

1) i love my floors. i've never had true hardwood floors before, and now that i have them, i fear i'll never go back. they're just so warm and inviting. not to mention the fact that they're really fun in socks!

2) the paper source store down the street is going to be my demise. yesterday i visited it for the first time and $15.50 later, i walked out with 4 cards. (and i was restraining myself) it's not looking good for my wallet.