As a 30th birthday present, Scott got me a penguin. (A penguin encounter, really, but still.) It’s been a meeting thirty years in the making, and it has since been added to my list of Kim’s Life: Top 10 – alongside getting married to my dreamy man and the back-to-back Stanley Cup wins in the early nineties for those other Penguins. Simply put, it made my heart sing. It rocked my socks. I was a happy, happy (and very lucky!) girl.
We made an early weekend out of it, leaving on bicycles for the Shedd Aquarium around lunch on Friday and getting home after dinner the same day. We took advantage of our neon Shedd bracelets and weaved in and out of a few exhibits – with the jellies among our top time suck. I couldn’t help but take twenty photos of each kind of jellyfish (trust, I spared you many snaps), but the colorful displays alone were breathtaking. The rest of the day was spent wandering around an eerily empty downtown (the NATO Summit had most businesses closing up shop by Thursday evening) and napping in flower gardens.
Our Friday lazing kept us busy for the actual weekend, assembling flower boxes (updates soon!), rolling out temporary patio plans, and a hefty dose of spring cleaning (which never seemed to end, since we constantly churned out the messes). And hey, remember when I was going to paint that console 2 weeks ago? I started on Saturday. But didn’t finish.
How was yours?
PS: There’ve been crickets around this corner of the web, but we assure you it’s not for lack of keeping (really, really) busy. You know there’s a new Pet Shop in the works, and with that will eventually come a makeover for these virtual digs, too. Thank you for always dropping by and saying hello.