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Monday Field Trip

Before I hop into the field trip, I realize I haven't yet shared I have a temporary roommate!  My sister!  =)

So Karen, my sister, moved to Chicago for work about a month ago and she's been living with me while she finds a place and gets settled.  It's pretty tight around here right now, when you think about space, and we bicker more than anyone I know, but after we finish complaining and telling each other why we're mad, we always end up picking on each other for whatever it is later...and laughing.  She picks on my for my no wasting ways.  I pick on her no cooking ways.  (Yes, Karen, I am aware you used the microwave a couple times and made grilled cheese once.)

We're opposites in pretty much every way.  Example:  I reviewed what I was planning to cook this week and she turned up her nose to everything.  The same is true vice versa.  (I added in something she will eat so she'll eat something home cooked.)

At the end of the day, we've shared a space for the majority of our lives.  Here we are again.  I like the company and I appreciate her naturally planning ways..."Do you want to watch a movie and eat popcorn tonight? ;)"  

Note:  She's also been hitting up meet-ups and trying all kinds of new things in the city.  We'll see if I can get her to share her experiences in this space at some point.
Saturday on the bus, Karen:  I'm not good at bus riding.  (as she was in the way)
Me:  You'll get used to it.

So this week, she's working a Tuesday-Saturday schedule so I suggested going to a coffee shop for awhile.  We headed over to Noble Square and visited Ugly Mug Cafe and had a lovely time.  Delicious food & coffee.
beautiful, beautiful SUN

The best part, this song played:

We immediately smiled at each other and said, "Do you hear the song?"

Our grandma's name was Cecilia.  Yes, we both sang along and laughed.  We're coming up on 4 years of her passing.

Leaving the sun filled cafe:
Me:  I loved that.  The sun shined on my back the whole time and it felt so nice.
Karen:  I was sweating profusely and I think it feels so nice out here right now.
(It was 20 degrees, which I guess in this winter is a bit of a heat wave.)
She's going to hate this photo, but I love it from our adventures Saturday.
This is when we were supposed to be having fun at a bar and I got serious stomach pains and passed my beer over to her while I was very uncomfortable and she entertained me with stories before we cut the night short so I could recover.

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