April and May, OH BOY were you guys wild! There were weddings, and work trips, friends visiting, and then more friends visiting and then some more work trips and now that it's June I look at my calendar and I see a whole lot of nothing ahead of me which makes me both sad, and a little thrilled. The hermit in me is looking forward to a little rest, while the extravert in me already misses everyone.
The last group we had in town was my bff of life for over 15 years now (HOW DID WE GET SO OLD?) and her husband. It was the most amazing weekend and the amount of things we did together filled the ultimate checklist. One of the great things about new people coming to visit Adam and I is that there is still so much of Chicago we have yet to try. With new people in town it's an excuse to leave the burbs and head to the city to explore. And explore we did.
If any of you like country/blues/folk music then you need to checkout Hayes Carll. We had the pleasure of seeing him at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago in a theater that was the most intimate concert I've ever been to. And the fact that after the show he wandered into the lobby to snap photos with his fans makes him one of my personal favorite musicians on the planet. Doesn't hurt his music is awesome either.
A little back-story on why these fully grown adults are wearing pajama shorts in public. You see, I thought it wasn't going to be hot. I thought we'd both be fine in our jeans for our day in the city. I THOUGHT WRONG. All it took was the walk from the train to the cab for us to realize we had made a grave midwestern mistake. Humidity has its hold on us and we were NOT going to survive the tour of Wrigley Field. Thankfully the nice people at the Cub's store were kind enough to sell us overpriced pajama shorts for us to wear not only through the tour, but to the bar afterwards. #noshame
So it's June. And the calendar is empty. And my wallet is happy, but I'm also sad and lonely, and I miss everyone and want them to come stay forever. The end.