We are having a serious problem in Chicago (and from what I hear other parts of the country are as well). It’s a 70 degree November!
Although this doesn’t sound like a serious problem, or even a problem at all, I can assure you that it is. You see, it is really quite challenging to get anything done when it is absolutely gorgeous outside. Case and point, I had a 3 day weekend and spent very little time at home at all. It wasn’t until Sunday afternoon that I finally slowed down enough to grocery shop, finish laundry, and ‘adult’ for a bit.
Friday, I was supposed to go to a continuing ed course but after a busy and exhausting week, I decided I needed a mental health day. I didn’t set an alarm and took my time enjoying a morning latte and breakfast while doing some yoga planning. It was such a beautiful day, I knew I wanted to run. I figured it’d be fun to head down to Wrigleyville to catch some of the Cubs action and say ‘Hi’ to my mom.
I ran the two miles down to Wrigley with the crowds of blue shirts growing as I got closer. I explored a bit and then finally found my mom and our friend. We had a great spot to watch the trolleys go by and then moved into another fabulous location to see the players head off on top of their buses.
I ran back home and showered before spending the afternoon with some out of town friends and then hosted an impromptu dinner at our house Friday night. Saturday, I was up and on my bike teaching a private yoga lesson and then getting in a strength session at the gym. With all the beautiful weather (plus our move), my gym time has been limited and I’m beginning to miss my muscles.
The BOY and I decided to walk a few blocks over to Lincoln Square for lunch and the butcher. We were debating which place to stop for outdoor seating and a beer. We changed our mind on the butcher and walked a mile and a half down Lincoln where we did find lunch, a delicious new beer, and college football.
It was a spectacular day and we Ubered home with our meat to go hang out on the back porch.
I had a much needed quiet Saturday night in catching up on sleep. Sunday was another stunning day. I took a yoga class across the street and then the BOY and I met my brother and SIL for Dim Sum in Chinatown.
Everyone was shocked to hear that this was my first time in Chicago’s Chinatown (other than running through during the marathon) and so we took a quick walk along the square before driving back home. The BOY had work to do and I strolled down to the grocery store for food for the week. Although I knew I had a few important things to do once I got home, it was tempting to just walk to the lakefront and spend the afternoon in the sunshine. Hence…the sunshine problem!
I must admit this problem is a great problem to have as I know that any week now we could be hit with a snow storm. So until then I will enjoy the extra vitamin D and know that there will be plenty of winter weekends to finally clean my closets and ‘adult’ a bit more : )