- I've seen the future and it will be....
- June 8th, 10:55
Batman! Ha! Who remembers that song? I do!
We saw Prince in concert several years back. It was by far the largest concert we ever attended. Most of ours have been small, intimate venues like The Cubby Bear or The Mac. Tonight we're going to Ravinia to see Sting. Excited doesn't do my mood justice! Even though Ravinia is big, it feels small and intimate. We haven't been there since we saw Rufus Wainwright in 2011. We'll be seeing a lot of Ravinia this summer--tickets for nearly every other weekend! A couple weekends ago I took the kiddo to see Raffi at The Paramount. Fun for me, not quite right for him. Sigh.
As far as business goes, I've been working hard on Uncle Jimmy's stuff. It takes up a lot of my time, but I've made a lot of progress. So that's great.
My brother wrecked his eyes by welding without proper eye gear. Baka.
The school year is over. We are still doing speech practice at home each morning. Not so much with music practice. I'm choosing my battles right now and feel that speech is something that I don't want to regress.
We fostered two cats in April and May. One was so sweet, but he died. The other seemed to like cats, but not people. He was relocated to a colony of well cared-for outdoor cats. I spent a couple days de-catifying the guest bedroom as we have company coming very soon. Oh and we went camping at Kettle Moraine in WI. We didn't freeze! We'll be doing more camping this summer. Hideaway Lakes in Yorkville is on my radar. Maybe River's Edge Apple River, too.
Scott just finished mowing. I wonder, will this trigger another allergy weekend? Ah yes, I still look at where we will live when we leave this house in 2 years. Oh condo/townhome life, oh come to us! Paying for HOA service will be worth it to us. No more grass allergies, no more shamefully unkempt yard, no more frozen snot and gasoline smell from snowblowing. Time is money, and our money is worth someone else's time!
I've also looked at larger places, and yeah, we can afford them, but I see the pictures and I think, ugh, that's so much to maintain, to furnish, to clean! After the cat cleanup in the guest room, I'm pretty sure hardwood is my preference even for bedrooms. Get some rugs for warmth on the walking portions of the bedroom, then send them to the cleaners once a year. We have so few decorative objects that I think I may have to put up acoustic tile to cut down on echoing. You know what? I'm fine with that. I can vacuum out the dust mites if any try to live in there. Here's to a reduced allergy lifestyle! Cheers!