Hello, friends! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend. I started mine on Thursday. I took the day off, went for a jog in Lincoln Park, laid out on my rooftop deck, then went to get my Zipcar to drive to my mom’s for the night (this was a nightmare experience and I …

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This past week, I ventured out not one, but three times to the downtown area for outdoor dining experiences. On Wednesday, I had a wonderful happy hour with work friends at River Roast, followed by a late-night foray to RPM Italian for some delicious pasta. Then on Friday, my friend Kylie came over for some wine spritzers on …

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Last night, I had my brother and mom over to my new apartment for the first time. It was also Bill’s first time meeting Boo, and Mom’s second time seeing him. This occasion was something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. Mom was in charge of the meat; she made delicious …

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Earlier this afternoon, I had my lovely friend, Sarah, over for one-on-one brunch (if you don’t include Boo). I haven’t seen her in so long and was really excited to catch up, show her my place, and introduce her to the puppy! For brunch, I served mimosas, spinach and goat cheese frittata, breakfast potatoes, and …

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One of the things that have long been associated with me is my aversion to cooking. I used to pronounce myself as the worst cook, too busy to do it, etc. It’s funny how extra time and a far superior kitchen can change that. I finally have an oven that fits a normal cookie sheet, …

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Now that I’ve put together my bookshelf and my new television has arrived, I feel like I can finally share more pictures of my apartment. With the exception of the balcony (part of the table arrived broken and I had to order a replacement part), everything is pretty much done. I will likely add more …

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Keeping it simple with today’s post. My health. My family and friends’ health. The seriousness with which my family and friends take their health, coronavirus, and the recommended precautions. Solo walks by Lake Michigan. A caring boss and the ability to work remotely that will allow me to maintain income. Access to food, water, and …

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Hello friends. I hope you’re doing okay. I feel that most would agree with me that yesterday really marked a turning point with regards to anxiety levels regarding the coronavirus. It’s hard to focus on the facts and know how extreme or necessary recommended precautions are. As someone that likes to be prepared, I found …

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It’s been a busy week in my world. On Tuesday night, I celebrated my friend Sarah’s birthday at The Press Room in the West Loop. I had been there once before for cocktails with my friends Britt and Kylie, but we did not order any food. This time, of course, we did. We ordered several small plates …

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Hello all! It’s been a week or so since my last post. Since returning from my amazing trip in Austin, Texas, things have been busy! Work has been occupying much of my time and energy, which is a-okay considering 2020 has started with a bang for me professionally. The job market is strong and I have …

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