Let me first start by saying that typing hurts. I did back-to-back-to-back workouts the last two days and I can barely lift my arms. I’m supposed to work out again at 8am tomorrow morning and I have grave concerns that my arms might actually fall off. So this is going to be a short post.
I drove into Illinois Wednesday morning en route to Rockford and a stop at an RV service center for some minor repairs. I opted for the backroads and the drive was gorgeous. But about 20 minutes after crossing the state lines, I saw a sign that said “Welcome to Oregon.” WTF? It took me a full minute to realize that there’s a town in Illinois called Oregon. I was so confused that I didn’t even stop to get a picture. Lame, I know.
I arrived at my friend Val’s place in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon with a bottle of wine and a bag full of dirty laundry. Val’s home is gorgeous and I’m not sure which I was more excited about – the bathtub or the huge washer and dryer. Two days later and I’m still debating…
Val has been a great hostess and we’ve gotten massages, done several walks around the Hyde Park area (I got an awesome paint-splattered blouse at one of the uber cool boutiques), walked around the lake, etc etc. And I’m happy to say the MoHo has a rock star parking spot right in front of her house. The only downside has been the conflict between Juno and Val’s cats. Juno barks, they hiss and swipe at him, Juno barks more and so on and so forth.
Tonight I finally got my deep-dish pizza fix and it was divine… The box must have weighed 10lbs! I have a strong feeling that I’ll be eating leftovers tomorrow for breakfast (along with my green juice).
Lots of fun tonight with Val, Ron and Danielle – good food, good wine, good company. Pretty much the perfect way to end a glorious day.
I’m going to take a Tylenol PM now and pray that I can lift my arms above my head tomorrow. It was challenging putting my hair into a ponytail tonight. I’m going to end this post with a new game called “Find Val’s Toes”
State count: 12 (25% !!!!)