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This Week!

This week has been a doozy!

With a big event with work on Sunday, celebrating Mike's birthday, trying to get a head start on packing up my apartment and a couple of Mike's friends coming to visit this weekend, I feel very overwhelmed!  My eye predictably starting twitching this morning.  Don't ask me to remind you anything this week, my brain is full!

When you've lived somewhere for 6 years, no the size of the apartment did not change while I was here, but my number of possessions has definitely increased.  Including possessions in the backs of closets.  Especially those!  

I'm trying to be a smart packer and donate things that I don't need anymore, rather than just toting them along to the next place.  I've currently made two trips to Brown Elephant.  It helps me to make a big pile, get rid of it and start again.  When I already see the big pile my head thinks I'm done.  Nope!  

We also celebrated Mike's 31st birthday Wednesday night.  His birthday is actually tomorrow, but his friends are arriving tonight.  Wednesday seemed to be the ticket!  

Mike had been wanting to try Girl & the Goat for awhile.  I actually went for Karen's 30th birthday and didn't feel and specific yearning to go back.  So I figured his birthday would be a good time to make it happen.  No, we did not have reservations, because I'm not that good. 

Everything ended up working out.  

We were supposed to meet at 6, right after it rained in Chicago.  You Chicagoans know what that means, very bad traffic.  I arrived on time, put our name in (they said an hour and a half, which I thought would be okay) and ended up with a seat at the bar.  The bar area is open seating if you can snag one.  I had to wait for awhile before I could even find one solo.  They wouldn't let me save a seat for Mike (understandable) so I ended up chatting with a girl visiting Chicago from Norway until Mike got there.  He arrived just as a table opened up for us (an hour after I put our name in). 

We were warned before we sat down that we had to leave in an hour and a half (for a reservation).  We were both okay with that and, yes, our food came out pretty quickly and we had a quick dining experience, but now Mike can say he's been there and we had a good time.

Let the celebrations continue!


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