Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Equinox is Here!

Okay, this is a bit of a cheat as these photos were actually taken yesterday on the last day of winter.  Of course, right now it doesn't matter all that much because this morning I woke up to snow outside my window.  At this point in the year waking up to snow is just too depressing.  I want warmth and sunshine and long days. 

I'm breaking in my new rain booties that I bought for my upcoming trip to Ireland.  I have never bought rain boots before in my adult life.  They make me feel like a child again and when I went grocery shopping with Roibeard the other day I made sure to purposely splash in the puddles...well...just because I could!
This weekend is going to be really busy and tiring.  I'm working both jobs (the café and the movie theatre) on Friday and Saturday.  Also, it looks like I'm not going to have a day off again for quite a few weeks.  It's good because I need the money, but everyone needs at least one day to themselves, right?
Anyway, happy first day of spring!  Whooooo!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Out like a....what?

Oh wow, it's hard to believe the last post I did was over Christmas!  It certainly has been awhile.  I whole heartedly wanted to keep up with this blog, but this winter has just been...brutal.
I'm reading my last post about the snow and how nice it was to wake up to every morning in December...if only I had known what was coming.
I've heard that this has been the worst winter in Chicago in 15 years.  I've heard that this has been the worst winter in Chicago in 100 years.  I've also head that this has been the worst winter in Chicago ever.  Whatever the case, it has been truly terrible in terms of weather and Roibeard, NES and I have mostly been in hibernation all winter long.
Which explains the lack of posts.  Anytime Roibeard and I did brave the cold to leave the apartment it was either too dark to take photos or so cold I'd risk frost bite if I exposed any section of skin.
Anyway, here's are some collages of our past few months:
1) Watching the river turn green (March)
2) Homemade NYE Gluten Free Pizza! (December)
3) Deep Freeze (-40 degrees...during the day!) (January)
4) NYE 2014 (December/January)
1) Academy Awards Cocktail Party (March)
2) Hancock Tower on a foggy evening (January)
3) Chicago river turns green (March)
4) Roibeard's 28th birthday (January)

Only one more day to brave until spring officially starts.  Too bad it's suppose to snow again this weekend...
So much for out like a lamb...