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Notes from the Week

*When the weather is right around 32 accumulation will change from rain to sleet to freezing rain (what's the difference between sleet and freezing rain anyway?) to snow and back and forth and back and forth.  Interesting.

*Walking in snow in heels is terrible.

*Why does it take 2 months to get a doctor's appointment?  I mean, what if it was an emergency?

*We've actually had a typical Chicago winter week for the first week this season.  Cold.  Snow every other day.

*Chipotle vegetarian chili is amazing.  And my friends who made it for me at their super bowl party (I was the only vegetarian there) get the amazing title as well.

*Apparently lunch time gym classes are a thing at the gym.  Can you say popular?

*Carpenter (cardinals) is out for 2013.  This makes me sad.  Although, my sensible father put it into perspective for me.

*How many people do you think it took to brainstorm this letter from cbs?  They had to cover it all.

*What it's like to be a 20 something.  Hilarious.

*I've mentioned how cereal can be quite a splurge.  This week I made my favorite & largest splurge.  Puffins:  Peanut Butter.  Yum!

*Why is Chicago Restaurant Week so unfriendly to vegetarians?
Unlike the people in the article, after looking at two menus and seeing no options, I decided it's not worth it.  

*Yesterday my brother & sister-in-law celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations to them!

*I have a new art project in mind.  I don't want to use that quote, but I'm excited about the layering, etc. effect.

*I still don't seem to know what side of my car the gas tank is on.  I was on the phone with Karen as I pulled up for some gas... realized it was on the other side at a busy gas station, had to reverse, turn around, all while blocking my spot so no one stole it from me.  What did I say to Karen?, "That was embarrassing."

*My dad is awesome & my mom is funny.



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The teenagers from Parkland are giving me so much hope.  So much hope.  I think this is the first time I've read a political news article and smiled since Nov. 8, 2016.

Is the Tide commercial making anyone else cry during the Olympics?

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Anyone ever try Door Dash.  I'm not big on delivery services in general, but after a bad experience with Grub Hub we gave Door Dash a try and we are fans.

When a friend recommends a happy hour place, you go.  So Thursday morning a friend told me about Mangia Italiano.  Thursday happy hour Mike & I were there.


*Karen tells me that is not what I'm supposed to say, but it makes sense in my head...

Saturday I was in San Antonio for work, I did get to hang out with a friend while I was in town so that definitely made the trip better, combined with the fact that the volunteers there are just wonderful.

I knew Sunday was going to be overwhelming before I left on Friday.  I always write lists when I'm overwhelmed, I wrote a list.  (Even though I hardly referenced it on Sunday.)  Just writing it down helps me feel better.

Sunday we registered for at two places, starting at 9am.  When we finished the second one (which we were both dragging ourselves through) it felt like it was time for was 2pm.  Guys, this experience brought so much clarity to people's registerys.  I would not necessarily say it was a fun experience.  And I am very happy Mike seems to have a vision because we would limit the insane number of options down to a couple options together and then I would say I don'…