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!!!!
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