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Lots of Sleep and Postponing the Day Away

December 8th, 2017 at 09:33 am

I was indeed pretty worthless yesterday. I made one class a drop-in day, and had almost a dozen students with questions and feedback requests. The second class had presentations and I sent them home afterwards. I normally park about six blocks from the university and walk, but feeling so lousy, I splurged on $5 worth of parking on campus. I came home and napped, we ate leftovers, and DD and I decided to move our fun downtown Chicago day to week after next. I'll be done with school then, and I just couldn't think about going anywhere last night. I had lots of sleep, and feel significantly better. If I'm feeling up to it, I'll try to tackle some laundry and finish grading today--and maybe get some cookies made with DD tomorrow.

I'm looking forward (really!) to an uberfrugal January with many of you. In the meantime, I'm going to have a reasonably simple Christmas. My cheap-o wreath needs to have a bow attached, we still haven't bought a tree, and decorating can't really commence until I tackle the piles of grading and laundry. But I'm going slow. I've added $50 from SB to my Big Goal.

6 Responses to “Lots of Sleep and Postponing the Day Away”

  1. laura Says:

    I hope you feel better! Best to delay a fun trip until you're feeling up to enjoying it!
    Take care! What are you doing in the Windy City? M and her roomie skated at the Maggie Daley park and looked at the windows on Michigan Avenue. Frugal and fun!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I hope you feel better. I think you were wise to pay for the closer parking as well as postponing your little Christmas trip so you felt better and could enjoy it.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Since DD was about 8, we've gone to the Walnut Room for lunch, looked at the tree there, visited the Christkindl, then the Art Institute and maybe some shopping. It's very special and dear to both of us--full of fun memories.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I used to love the Walnut Room, though the last time I went it had certainly declined from the old days. I went to the Walnut Room on my honeymoon! We considered it very elegant.

  5. laura Says:

    The Thorne Miniature Rooms are so wonderful! We saw them one Christmas at the AI and they it was so cool to see that some were decorated. We ate at the pub right across that shares my last name. Have a wonderful time when you go next week! Smile

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Yes, Laura! DD went through a stage where she LOVED the Thorne miniatures. We bought a cute little kid's mystery book about them, and I must admit I fantasize about living in the Art Deco London in the 1930s room. Agree with CB about the Walnut room. When I was a kid we had the equivalent at Dayton's in Downtown Minneapolis called (how anachronistic now) The Men's Oak Grill. Unaccompanied women were not allowed and ate in the beautiful Sky Room instead. I distinctly remember one Easter Week the Sky Room was overflowing with shoppers and they let us eat in the Oak Grill w/o a man. It was very swanky to my 10-year-old eyes.

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