Here's our recent happenings. Two weeks ago the kids and I accompanied Ben to Chicago for his board preparation course. Ben was gone most of the week as he put in 12 hour days but I had a glorious time walking everywhere, enjoying the spring flowers, taking the kids to the pool on floor 19, eating food someone else cooked, and not having to clean house. Chicago River North is one of my favorite destinations. It has such amazing architecture, window fronts, parks and interesting people. The kids were delighted with the Lego store and American Girl place. Everywhere you look there is something to feast your eyes.
One day we walked to the Lincoln park zoo and saw some pure white, long-necked deer I never knew existed. The exotic animals were magnificent proof of a creator. At lunch, the seagulls were so cheeky that they swooped down on our table to steal some potato chips...maybe a rarer treat for us than them.
Jane was pretty frustrated that the monkeys behind glass wouldn't look at her monkey shirt, but I wasn't surprised because monkeys aren't known for their sensitivity to youngsters. Her insistence to press her screen-printed tee to the glass raised a chuckle from other parents.
While we were away we had a record number of showings and one family wanted to put in an offer. Sadly, the verbal offer was dismally low because they couldn't get bank financing for more. I really thought they were the ones...of the 365 days in the year the lock box code even matched the date they came.
Here we are waiting for June 12. Ben's graduation. I was suppose to move in a few days but with the house still unsold I stay. I admit I am worn out. Having our house show ready is exhausting. It is a curse to be perfectionist because there is always something more to be done and I assume everyone else will notice what is glaringly obvious to me.
Here's looking forward to dishes in the sink and clothes on the chair. Just the freedom to be messy (even if I'm not a messy person).
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