I guess it was inevitable…
Between working the kids, 2 airplane rides, and that temperature drop from Florida to Chicago that I would end up with a cold. And now, my cold has escalated into a lovely sinus infection.
I spent Wednesday night getting cozy with the Kleenex boy, sipping my green tea, and dressed in my favorite flannel jamies. ‘Flannel…’, the BOY said. ‘You must not be feeling well.’ He knows me so well. The saddest part about this illness, besides the fact that I get cranky when I don’t feel well, is that I have less than a week before I go back to work and big things planned. For example, Date Night at Joe’s downtown.
The BOY and I have been looking forward to this night for 2 months since I made the reservation. Since I wasn’t feeling great, we made a few modifications, heading into the city a little later yesterday so that I could rest. We took the train downtown and checked into our hotel room.
I love this city!
The streets were wet from a light snowfall, so my pictures picked up the glare.
But, I wanted to share the beautiful city lights and decorations. The weather was mild, so I convinced the BOY that we should walk. Our first stop was POP’S for Champagne.
We were so excited for dinner that we arrived at Joe’s early. Neither of us has ever eaten at Joe’s and it has been on our bucket list for awhile. We were not disappointed. Our meal was incredible! We had sea scallops for an appetizer and shared a mushroom mac n cheese with the main dish, some many-day-aged steak for the BOY and sea bass for me! I packed a pocket full of tissues and made it through the dinner despite my stuffed up sinuses. We had some plans to meet friends for a drink after dinner, but by 10:30pm, my head was heavy and I was ready for bed. It was another fantastic night in the city, and I gladly collapsed into the soft, fluffy bed!
We woke up this morning to find big snow flakes swirling right outside our window. We braved the cold and made our way to Michigan Avenue for breakfast (and a quick trip to the GAP) before heading home to the suburbs.
Where I have changed back into my flannel and permanently attached myself to the couch. I am on Day 2 of an antibiotic and hoping that this feeling worse is what needs to happen before I am feeling better.
I had some homemade Mushroom Barley Soup for lunch. The BOY and I watched Rock of Ages (he was just as happy to lay low today as I was), and now I am moving on to a Law&Order marathon before the Indiana Basketball game tonight.
Law&Order always makes me feel better : )
So does looking at these adorable little cake balls (you may have seen them on my Christmas post) made by my close friend A! She is so amazing, talented, and creative, and these taste just as good as they look. Next time she is in town, I definitely want a decorating lesson!
Hopefully tomorrow I won’t be blogging but will instead be out and about, detached from my Kleenex box, enjoying the last weekend of the year! Optimism should work as medicine, right?