Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 11, 2009

Yesterday was Mike's birthday. He is now 46! Wow, we are getting up there people. Anyway, we did not have a specific plan of what we were going to do to celebrate (you know where this is leading, don't you???). So we had some choices (Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute, lunch and a movie, or BOOKSTORES!!!). Well, bookstores won out, of course. I googled used book stores in Chicago and found one we had never been to. We drove into the city and located said bookstore and it was awful!!! So we whisked ourselves off to the North side of the city and went to our beautiful old standby Half-Price Books. And then to Barnes and Noble. and prior to the book store stops we had lunch at Steak and Shake. By the time we got there I was having some serious low blood sugar issues and needed food STAT! I ordered a strawberry/banana milkshake and a salad to start with! Interesting juxtoposition! Anyway, we had a high old time together and got some great books.

Last week I went to the stitching session at the wonderful new cross-stitch shop I discovered, Inspired Needle, in Lemont, IL. The ladies were just lovely and so friendly!!! So, this Tuesday I am going to a meeting of the Embroidery Guild of America where so many of these great gals met. It should be lots of fun!!!!


Patti said...

How fun- everything! So the Inspired Needle stitch get together was fun? Please tell me about it! Where do you have to go for the Embroidery Guild? That sounds fancy! What do you think you'll do there? Do let me know!

Hope you have a wonderful day...and Happy Birthday to Mike!

beth said...

happy belated birthday, mike !!
happy easter to you both !!

{and I luv steak and shake anything, especially combined with a book outing...too fun!}

Trixie said...

Hopped over here to see what you were up to! Happy Easter! Happy Birthday to Mike, and Happy Trails to you on Tuesday! What fun!

dogfaeriex5 said...

sounds like you two had a grand time and i love your new projects you are working on and i will definitely add that book about mrs lincoln to my must reads...miss you terrubley!

Relyn said...

Happy, happy birthday, Mike!

Jeanie said...

Happy (belated) birthday to little boy blue! I hope you had a wonderful day -- with an agenda like that, how could it be anything but!

I'm so glad you could have a fun day out, knowing your mom is out of the hospital, home and out of danger!

Please give her my best wishes -- and you get them, too!

Diane Duda said...

For some reason I kinda thought when you reached 40 that was it...but no... it just keeps going.
Hopefully for a long time. :)
Happy Birthday to Mike!