It was a very odd feeling to take a month off from blogging. I missed you, more than I missed blogging.
My writing brain was in rest mode. But my ...
*packing and sorting brain
*vacation brain, and
*birthday celebration brain
... were in full swing.
Thanks to help from Jenny's friends, she is safely tucked into her beautiful new apartment. (that was a lot of boxes and a lot of stairs)
I prepared loads of summery food for multiple August occasions, including dad and Dorothy's eleven day visit.
We did fun Chicago bits - the jazz festival, Cubs game, our favorite breakfast place (Lou Mitchells) and all the tourist spots. (Dave is a quintessential tour guide)
We drank many cups of coffee and tea, which was accompanied with stories from my dad. I learned some new things about my cool dad. I will tell you the most amazing one later.
We also took a road trip to DuQuoin, Illinois, so dad could see where Dorothy was born. (We were in a part of Illinois that is below St. Louis, Missouri.) Dad and Dot were fun travelling companions. We even stopped at Eastern Illinois University, so I could see where Dave attended college.
And to top it all off ... we celebrated Dave's 60th birthday yesterday. I love that man!
I am happy to be home and am slowly getting back to my normal routines ... which includes blogging.
How was your August? Are you looking forward to fall?