Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicago and Rude Produce

Nick and I spent Wednesday-Friday of last week in Chicago.  We had a blast!  We caught the train in Galesburg Wednesday morning and were in the windy city by 10:30am.  We then caught a metra to Deerfield where we spent the afternoon with some friends of ours, Jimmy and Cassie.  Jimmy was best man at our wedding.  We had a GREAT time with them!  They made lunch (and it was DELICIOUS!) and we sat and talked theology and life all afternoon.  Before we knew it--and way too soon, I might add--it was time for us to catch the metra back into the city.  We checked into our hotel and ordered pizza and swam.  We had the pool area to ourselves for awhile, but then some old ladies showed up.  The first night, neither of us slept very well.  I think we've decided that our bed has ruined us for all other beds.  It used to be that I slept great at hotels because their beds were so much better than mine.  Now, that's not the case.  Also, I sleep with a fan on for background noise, and I didn't have one at the hotel.  So, the combination of the bed, the quiet and the thin walls made for a less than awesome night of sleep.

Thursday, we went shopping and out to lunch with one of my "internet friends," Heidi and her husband Josh.  We had never met before, but we had a great time at Water Tower Place and shopping on Michigan Ave.  We had lunch at Cheesecake Factory in the bottom of the Hancock Tower.  I'd never been there before, but it was good.  I didn't even have any cheesecake! lol  That night, we had delicious Italian food for supper at Rosebud, followed by a long walk and subway ride to see the Blue Man Group.  It. Was. Awesome.  We were in the first row and were issued ponchos! haha  I didn't really get all that wet, but it was super cool.  I highly recommend seeing them!  Afterward, we went back to the hotel and rented a movie on the tv, which I have also never done!  We watched "The Time Traveler's Wife," which I read awhile back.  As usual, the book is much better, but the movie was ok.  Maybe not worth the $15 we spent to rent it, but ok all the same.  That night we slept a little better, but I was definitely looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!

Friday we packed up and checked out of the hotel, leaving our luggage with the concierge until it was time to catch our train home.  We did some shopping on State street (which houses the more budget-friendly stores).  Old Navy was having some super clearance and we got Nick a pair of flannel lined jeans for $6!  We decided on lunch at Weber Grill.  We HIGHLY recommend it!  It will change your life!  I got a burger, and Nick got a meatloaf/pulled pork combo.  It was SOOOOOOO good!  They cook on actual Weber Grills, and it is delicious!  We caught our train home at 3:15.  My mom and dad had upgraded us to a roomette for the short trip home, so we had a little room all to ourselves.  It was fun, and much better than being herded in with all the other people. lol  We got back to Galesburg and went and picked up Asher.  He seemed decently happy to see us, but I think we were happier to see him than he was to see us! haha  We slept in our own bed that night and it was heavenly!

I worked the weekend, and was having serious withdrawls from having been with Nick for the last 3 days.  I absolutely LOVE spending time with that man.  It never gets old.  I'd rather do nothing with him than do something uber exciting without him.  He is truly my best friend.

Well, as you may have guessed from my Chicago trip menu, the weight loss wasn't at all awesome this week.  I had to weigh this morning as opposed to yesterday, because I like to weigh first thing with an empty bladder and I had worked all night Sunday night, so I didn't really have an opportunity.  I only lost 0.2 pounds, which, I suppose, is better than gaining.  I just need to keep at it and realize that we don't go to Chicago all the time, so the number should be better next week.  Oh well.

While I was grocery shopping yesterday, I bought bananas for Ash.  Check out what they said.

Rude, right?!  Jeez! I can't catch a break! lol


T Lee January 27, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Haha, same to you banana!! Your peel is looking a bit tight, ya jerk!