It doesn't feel quite right to post today without mention of Troy Davis' execution last night. I hope that if you haven't already, you would take some time to examine your own beliefs about the death penalty and voice your opinions to our leaders and lawmakers. That being said, I really am trying to keep my new goal of posting more often, and there are a few more things we did during our trip to Chicago that I wanted to share. So here they are, in list form, because Liberty Local is coming up and I still have a ton of stuff to do!
1. Took Amtrak from Ann Arbor: cocktails, knitting, and a billion episodes of Friday Night Lights
2. Stayed at The Wit: got massages, had a fancy dinner, and started every morning with coffee in bed and my blogroll. Loved The Wit, want to move in.
3. Got to meet my baby cousin Joseph, who was 1 day old! Seriously adorable.
4. Meals with old friends!
5. Surprise trip to Textile Discount Outlet in Pilsen: bizarre, overwhelmingly wonderful warehouse packed with thousands of fabrics. Didn't find a single one I liked, but Aaron scored some great leather on the cheap. If you are sewing a quinceañera dress or drag costume, this is your spot. It's also just a cool place to visit.
Aaron, Greg and Peggy (my in-laws) - thank you so much for spoiling me with this getaway, it was the best way to start my thirties!