Monday, April 7, 2008

Kids still funny, spring here?

It looks like spring may actually be here in Chicago. Of course it's not actually WARM, warm yet. But the sun is out (until tomorrow when it is supposed to start raining for the rest of the week) and if you don't have to wear a hat and gloves outside that counts as a major sign.

We started the weekend by going to see the Kids in the Hall out in Merreville, IN. Despite having ZILCH traffic getting out of the city (I know!), we had a little adventure getting there. An exit to the road we needed to take had been blocked off for construction. We had two opposing sets of directions, one from google and one from their garmin navigation system- both of which turned out to be wrong. Ho ho! We made it there in plenty of time to enjoy a meal at the local Hooters establishment prior to the show. (My first time! And you know what? Those wings are really good.) The Kids? Well older and portlier for sure, much like their audience. But still durn funny. I really enjoyed it.

Saturday we played tourist and went downtown. We searched for some sneakers for Husband (no dice) and had a picnic lunch by the Bean. Although the spitting fountain wasn't on, Miss D still had a grand old time running all over it. Back at home, I got a massage. It's been a loooooong time. It was nice to have a masseuse who gives house calls. it was a mix of thai and swedish massage. I had never had thai massage before, which involves the massage therapist putting you in various stretching positions. It is often described as yoga without you having to do anything. It was hard for me to imagine this in advance but that's pretty much what it was.

Sunday was gorgeous. We opened all the windows and did a bit of spring cleaning. Then we went out in the yard. Miss D and I cleaned up all the trash and took a quick trip to the playground while Husband cleaned out our "weed garden" and attempted to reinforce it against squirrels. (It's got a chicken wire cage around it, last year we gave up trying to fight the squirrels so it was just a bunch of weeds back there)I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but i'm thinking about what to plant anyway...

Hope it is warm and beautiful where you are!

8 comments:

Dad said...

Hurray - the start of squirrel war season! Looking forward to grilling at your house.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

I almost went to see Kids on Friday too! Ricardo went with his wife, but he's not as into them as I am, so I was going to go with his wife. Then a REAL date popped up and he was forced to go.

Did you try the buffalo shrimp at Hooters? My God, they're awesome!

Styling with Renee Michelle said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. Springtime always gets me itching to plant something, too. I'm safe from this temptation right now, though, since it keeps snowing here.

Zola Jones by Jason Loper said...

I so wish I had been there instead of in Boston! Sounds like a fun weekend - except for the Hooters part. Ick - boobies! :)

Stacy said...

I think this weekend saved me from stark raving mad cabin fever! Charlie got a lot of miles logged on his tricycle. :)

Pulisha said...

It is nice and warm here! :)

I am very jealous. I have never been to Hooters before.

Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately. I promise to be more attentive in the future!

alexis said...

I love that you are blogging regularly and in such detail!!

And I am glad you were able to get out of the house and enjoy your home. One of many lovely days to come this summer, I'm sure.

Bernice said...

I have an ongoing war with my neighbor's sheep instead of squirrels. But the warm weather is great.