Tomorrow it is back to work, and I must say I have really enjoyed my vacation.
The Monday after Christmas we did some shopping. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of crowds in the stores. Shopping was really very pleasant. DH picked up a pair of slippers, and I got a very nice winter (snow-flake) sweater. It is not quite a "Christmas" sweater, so I can wear it for the whole winter. We also got a nice walk in. It was chilly, but sunny.
On Tuesday I made it to my yoga class. Wednesday was a big day. We went to Evanston. I had a gift certificate for a framing shop, so I took two samplers, Flower Power, by Crossed Wing Collection, and Indian Summer Afternoon, by Chatelaine. After the first estimate, I put the second one back in my bag, and still had to add quite a bit to the pot, but I am quite excited about finally getting Flower Power framed. We bummed around for the rest of the afternoon, explored Whole Foods, stopped in at Vogue Fabric, and walked around Orchard Mall for a couple of hours. There was a very interesting Tea Shop (not cheap, of course). Of course there were an amazing number of things we did not need. I did get a lovely bouquet at Whole Foods.
Wednesday evening ended with dinner with DD1 and her friend at Tango Sur, an Argentine restaurant in Wrigleyville. Even though we had reservations we had to wait for 1/2 an hour. The consensus, though, was that the food made it worth it. DH and DD1 had milanesas, C had a steak, and I had gnocchi: delicious.
Thursday night we went to another restaurant with friends, using up a gift certificate. I am going to have lunches all week from the left-overs!
Friday we ran a couple of errands, and then went home for a quiet evening. It was a terrible rainy day, but just before we got home the sun came out, and I got a picture of the rainbow. I got to open my New Year's Temari right away after midnight, and beautiful c8 with stars all over it. I will post a picture as soon as I get my camera hooked up.
New Year's Day I started Holland Springtime Mandala by Chatelaine. It was so much fun I didn't want to put it down! I will post a picture of my start tomorrow, as well.
Tomorrow it is back to work!
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