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I have just come in from clearing a few inches of snow off the car. It's supposed to snow all night, and since I have a class in the morning, I wanted to get a head start. A friend of mine is supposed to be flying in from New York tonight to see her mom and her two kids (I say "kids", but they are college grads); I hope she makes it.

Hard to believe it was 50ยบ(F) yesterday! (Well, maybe not. This is Chicago, and it is January.

It's been a fairly quiet week. I ushered at a concert on Saturday - very nice early music, featuring a pair of cellists. Went to hear The Magic Flute last night, which is always a treat. Also went to an event at the Art Institute - a conversation between a curator and a collector, followed by drinks, noshes and a viewing of an exhibit of drawings from said collector's collection. There was one piece in particular that I coveted, "Second Roebling", by Christopher Wilmarth. I won't post the image of it that I found on the web, though; it just doesn't do the piece any justice.

Did a bit of shopping. I lost my good black gloves on the bus on Friday, so had to replace them. I was really annoyed because I'd only bought them a few weeks ago. Also did some boring but necessary bra/undies/socks shopping.

I went to the library yesterday to return one book, and pick up another that was on hold. I actually returned home with four books; it's so nice to have the time to sit back and read.

I finally worked out exactly when I'm going to head off to the BC convention. I'm going to go to Glasgow first, and then Dublin. I bought my airline tickets today and booked a hotel in Glasgow, and am waiting to hear from someone who might share a room in Dublin before I book that (though I'm not going to wait too long). I had to change a couple of theatre tickets here, but that was no big deal.

Date: 2012-01-14 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Fun to jump back into LJ and read your posts. Living in the 'outback', here in Tucson, I'm always amazed and more than a little envious, reading about how much there is to do in Chicago. You do more in a weekend than we do in six months. Totally fascinated with the city. Chicago is on my bucket list. (Husband was brought up in Elgin, IL, might be able to talk him into or a trip, but if not... might just wander up on my own sometime.)
Have a fab time at the BC convention.

Date: 2012-01-14 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you do come here, either alone or with your husband, please do let me know. I'd love to show you some of my favorite places.

Date: 2012-01-14 09:05 pm (UTC)
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I very well might take you up on that. Seriously. A weekend in Chicago (when it's warm :) ), would be fabulous. I'd love to walk along that shoreline I see on TV all the time, visit some of the downtown landmarks... so much. We just might have to talk.

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