the armageddon heat wave that has overtaken chicago is what they refer to as everyday during summer in florida. it's like the fl heat that we left is peeking in to tell us hi, we miss you. we miss you, too, florida. or shall i say, we miss you, too, beach/pools in every yard/ocean/boat club/some dear friends/fresh seafood/beach/pool/ocean.
slight change from our pool in florida, but it does the trick. happy toddler and dog..
we are getting away next week, though, and i'm little-school-girl-giddy about it. some quality family time at the in-law's cottage in michigan. we plan to mix lazy around the cottage with a perfect dose of active in the water and some long lake runs.
we went to target this morning to get some necessary items for the trip and i ended up with a floppy hat and denim short overalls (shorteralls) that i'm all too excited about. i'm channeling my liz lemon, even though she wears her shorteralls as a joke of how unflattering clothes can be... michele, i look forward to hearing your jokes when i wear them to our next playdate.
oh tina, i admire the way you willingly make yourself the butt of the joke to make the joke. i hope to be more like you.
now back to the heat wave. it has given us AWESOME reason to play in the newly finished ice house. i mean basement. we have created a fun habit of wrapping up in sweatshirts & slippers then having tea parties with babies and wrestling matches on the futon mattress.
all the while proving that fal gal is the toughest girlie girl that has ever been. i'm fairly certain she could dominate any kid in the tot lot, but would tend to her baby as soon as the brawl was over.
the cool basement has been a nice contrast to the hot 3-inch thick air outside. the quiet cottage will be a nice contrast to our wonderfully busy lives. i like contrast. it keeps it interesting and keeps me aware. slow, hot yoga tonight will be a great contrast to pounding the pavement running. yeah, i like contrast a lot.
no internet for a week. lakes out.