This weekend was one for the books, and not just the because Saturday and Sunday had record high temperatures for Chicago in March. Saturday morning started off with a drive out to the suburbs for what I thought would be lunch with the boyfriend.
We stopped at a park, and A had me trek out to the woods, cutting through thicket and dodging ridiculously pointy eye level branches. When I was good and cranky, he pulled out the most beautiful ring, and asked me to marry him (at least I am pretty sure that’s what he asked, as my brain was spinning and my eyes couldn’t focus because they were blinded by pretty.
We headed out to my parents to tell them the good news and show off my newest hand garnish. We made plans to return to my parents on Sunday for a good ol’ fashioned bbq, and have some engagement ribs, with a side of engagement asparagus… there was even engagement washers to be played and engagement puppies to be petted.
This weekend was bursting with love and warmth… I really am the luckiest girl around, to be surrounded by such great friends and family. I have come down with a pretty severe case of the warm and fuzzies.
music: beach house – take care
This weekend started off with a repeat trip to the salon with sissy to get a little ‘ready for spring’ trim. Afterwards, I went downtown to check out A on the turntables, for night one of his dj weekend extravaganza.
Saturday morning began with a trip to get A a brand new phone, and a ticket to this century. He dumped the trusty flip phone, shed a tear or two, and immediately went face down into the apple vortal. Next we restocked our ‘kitty bulk foods grocery store’ that we have going in the pantry, and headed out once again for a spin session as A took over the turntables and I had myself a dance dance party.
Sunday morning we recovered with brunch at City Provisions, which has the friendliest staff, the biggest cups of coffee, and the most divine ‘butchers breakfast’ I have ever had. I waved the white flag before I gave myself the meat sweats, and went for a long vigorous walk, to enjoy the beautiful weather, the tiny tufts of flowers that braved what will be known as the Winterspring of 2012.
music: ronald jenkees – stay crunchy
This weekend I was feeling quite under the weather, so I spent most of it hibernating under blanket mountain, eating mint m & m’s and watching movies. I was in good company, as Sy thought this was a stellar way to spend the weekend, and we took turns napping and snacking, only leaving the house to restock our candy rations and hunt down a Girl Scout for some thin mints.
Finally on Sunday, I did venture out to Pilsen with A, sissy, and her boyfrehn to ‘El Milagro’ taqueria, to eat some tacos and regain my strength from a weekend of general laziness. Though it seemed like El Milagro had an off-day, I will most certainly be headed back over to Pilsen once spring rolls around to try out some more places on my quest to find Chicago’s best taco.
music: a. a. bondy – world without end