Sunday, November 19, 2017

My Everyday Life [Week 46]

The week started out with a crazy for avocado kitty yelling at me because he wanted to lick the shell.
 A delicious breakfast full of nutrients because I had a job interview later that day.
Any guesses where my interview was? It's a part-time job in a place I visited a lot as a child and still do as an adult. I was offered the position later in the week!
 His and hers pasta. The pesto from Trader Joe's was delicious!
I was pretty sad and angry on Tuesday. I got into a battle (in Spanish and English) regarding what land was ours vs. a condo development behind us. I am glad I spoke up because I knew we owned part of the woods behind us and the developer wanted to tear them down up until our property. In the end, all that matters is that a few phone calls later, I took care of business and our trees are still standing.

It may seem silly to some that I got upset, but the woods are a natural barrier and home to so many animals I love. The privacy they offer are one of the reasons we loved this house. We have so many varieties of birds, hawks, squirrels, turkeys, possum, deer, and other animals that show up back there.
I made a new friend at a conference two weeks ago and she recommended this PBS series. It was really good!
 All lined up and waiting for me to come out of cleaning the bedroom and bathroom.
 We took a trip to Chicago yesterday!
A warm cup of coffee and a few snacks hit the spot after we got off the train.
 We took a bus to the Shedd! It was our first time there.
 So many cool creatures to check out!
Including this guy. Between his open mouth, head, and orange color, it just reminded me of Trump.
 That was a shark behind us!
 I love frogs and we saw some pretty tiny ones yesterday. This one was so pretty.
We had a late lunch at Native Foods Cafe! It's a plant-based restaurant and I was in heaven with the selection. The fact that I could eat whatever I wanted made it really hard to choose a meal.
I decided on the Native Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado club sandwich with a giant side salad (which I proudly finished). Craig had a delicious meatball sub! I was very impressed with our meal and wish we had one closer.
Our last stop in Chicago was the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza. This was my second or third time there and I have been talking about getting back there for years. 
Craig says I just wanted to get mulled wine, but that's not true! I like how the vendors, sights, and smells remind me of the amazing Christmas markets I visited in Switzerland when I lived there. 
 I also love that they have vendors come from Germany and other parts of the world!
I'm just getting things in order around the house today because I start a new job tomorrow! I am naturally nervous, but excited!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Pardon a turkey and eat veggies instead. :)

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