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Sunday, October 04, 2009

In the groove, out of the groove

Well, I was going at a good clip for a bit there. Sorry for the brief absence. I'm here.

Last night, Michael and I went out to a concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music. It's such a wonderful venue. It's tiny and intimate, and after the show, you can meet the artists. Of course, I never meet them myself. I'm too shy about stuff like that. It's strange. I could get up on stage in front of hundreds of people without breaking a sweat, but the thought of meeting a singer I admire in a one-on-one situation practically gives me hives.

We saw John Gorka and Alice Peacock. Two acts. Both terrific. It's amazing how much my mind travels while watching a great performance. I was thinking about all of the blog posts in my head and had I had my laptop open, (how rude would THAT have been?), I could have hammered out 5 of them. Of course, today I'm at a complete blank again, but I'm trying to get over my writers block by just writing anything at all.

Yesterday was actually pretty good day all around (despite the vicious hangover I was fighting, thanks to one too many beers on Friday night with my favorite Chicago blogger, Sassafrass herself.) The kids had ice skating lessons in the morning, and then we tried a new (to us) German restaurant. Oh my goodness. We found a GEM. It's called Laschet's Inn, and I'll eventually write it up for Chicagomomiac. So, so good.
After lunch, Dylan and I went to Kohl's for a major shopping spree. She really shot up over the summer, and we had discovered that virtually none of her fall clothes were fitting her. I have to say, Kohl's kicks butt for girl clothing, especially girls like mine, who want everything to be teal and brown and covered in peace signs.

Today was another good weekend day, with lots of cooking, relaxing and some more ice skating (open skate for the whole family).

Reminder: I'm still raising money for Healthy Schools Campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, including Rebecca, Moppy and Poppy (my in-laws) and Beth. If YOU'D like to help the cause, please click here and choose your donation amount. Every little bit helps. Seriously, every bit. If every reader donates $1, I can easily get to my goal. Thank you!

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