I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
So pretty. I miss this.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
My neighborhood under snow.
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Where did the cars go?!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.