Saturday, March 29, 2008

Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

Thank god the old man of winter is finally loosening its grip on Chi-Town. We moved here in July and the summer weather was awesome however we were told to prepare for winter by the locals; however they didn't tell us it was going to be the worst winter in 15 years!
We are from Texas, the city of Dallas closes if it snows or sleets and you can hibernate for a couple "snow days" at home with a bottle of wine and the remote!
My dutiful husband David has decided that he will not drive in Chicago any more the he has to. He has driven a couple times around the neighborhood but honestly he hates driving anyway and with this traffic and the amount of public transportation he really doesn't have too. Because of his decision he had to walk a mile in the snow "up hill" to get to the train station, then a mile to get to his work, all in all he walked about 3 miles a day just for work. Btw as always he looks great with all the exercise!
I on the other hand I had to drive to the office and to visit stores. I am amazed how much snow accumulates on a car overnight! Every morning I faced the task of scraping off the snow and ice that had accumulated and sometimes digging the snow around the car so I could get onto the street. Chicago does a great job in keeping the streets plowed but they push the snow up against your car when you park on the street lots of fun when you’re in dress pants and shoes fun, fun!

The winter here brings gray days that last for months. Everything was gray the sky, the landscape I mean EVERYTHING was gray; it was very depressing, thank god for alcohol!
Last weekend we had visitors from AZ and Dallas; they left their 70 degree temps and braved the 30’s here all for my lover’s birthday! The weather wasn’t too bad until it snowed on Friday, they were happy to see snow, we almost cried! We had a great time with them, mainly bar hoping etc.

They are saying that was the last of the white stuff for a few months. We are eagerly awaiting the sun and fun that summer will offer.

I'm Still Alive

It's been a few months but I'm back!

As most know I moved to Chicago with my lover in July to assume a new position for a new branch of an established company. In that time I have had my nose to the grindstone trying to pull this off.
My busy season begins in October and lasts through the end of April. I am beginning to breathe a little easier now and am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Work has not produced the results I wanted however my team and I have made a lot of strides getting things in line with the industry.
Since the move I am 30 lbs heaver, my hair is grayer and it’s falling out fast, not to mention the nagging ulcers that keep encouraging me to eat and drink more. AA and Adkins here I come!

Stay tuned….