Sunday, January 30, 2011

Major dilemna

I have a major dilemna. And, no, this post has nothing to do with the up to 25 inches of snow we might get this week.

If you read this with any regularity, you probably know that I love music and love going to concerts. I have been so fortunate to have seen basically anyone and everyone that I really have wanted to see live. The one person who has always alluded me? David Gray. Either he's not touring in the city that I'm currently in or I don't know about it until tickets are sold out or I have to do something stupid instead like go to class...well, finally, I find out that he's coming to Chicago and I am definitely going to see him. So a week or so ago, I got tickets the very second they went on sale. I have been walking on air since then and keep reminding myself, "I'm going to see David Gray!"

The problem? It just occurred to me that the concert happens to be on my favorite day of the year. That's right, I just bought tickets for a David Gray concert for the same evening as the Academy Awards. And I've actually managed to see every single nominated movie this year except for one which will be remedied as soon as Netflix delivers, "The Kids Are All Right" this week.

I'm off to go cry myself to sleep now.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Art Friday

Really cool installation art at the museum.
Joe took off work today so after he went to work (makes sense, right?) then to an appointment, we finally made our way downtown. We didn't have any set plans which kind of made our "plans" all the more adventurous. We were thinking about one of the art museums and then my friend, Laura told me that the Art Institute was having free weekdays this month - that made it official. So we had some pizza, stopped by Millennium Park and then to the Art Institue to see the Modern Wing. Although we both love the Art Institute we've never browsed the Modern Wing since they added it in 2009. Pollock, Picasso, Matisse...I love them all. Also along the way, Joe took many pictures for his new photography class that he's taking; thirty-six photos are due this Monday night.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Over the weekend, we went to Missouri to celebrate my Grandma Dixie's birthday - ninety! She had a blast at her party and about 100 friends and family members came to celebrate with her.

Baby Brylea

My grandma, ninety and fabulous!

Miss Adyson

Monday, January 10, 2011

Exciting. Stressful. Exciting. Stressful.

We're moving! Only about 4 miles away but a move is a move. We started looking at houses over Joe's Christmas break and after seeing 18 houses, we finally found one that felt like home to us. We made an offer and while we were out of town all weekend (that's another story) we finally got word that we had a deal. Of course, today has been worse case scenario with Joe's schedule because he's been in back-to-back meetings all day so I have been talking to an attorney, our mortgage broker, real estate agent, setting up for the home inspection, etc. Soon I will be packing, making moving arrangements and obsessing over carpet samples (anything is better than blue, right?)...oh and I start back at school this week. It's enough to make me wish I had a xanax.

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