Monday, August 1, 2011

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Okay, you guys. I'm typing this from my hiding place. We're supposed to leave Monday morning for home, but I'm not ready for the fun to end so I'm doing what little kids do when they don't want to go home. I'm hiding in the back of the closet. I tried to squeeze under the futon we've been sleeping on, but I'm just not as svelte as I was when I visited my cousints' house on Salem Ridge Road. We always had such a good time and it never lasted long enough. Besides Mom always found me under the bed. Maybe the closet is a better bet.

We've had such a great day and I don't know where to begin - Sophie's first trip to the lake (that she remembers)? The short stay in a jail cell? The party of excellence or the walk around the block that made me a little sad? It's been a busy visit. A good visit. A visit that makes me want to seriously step up the job search in Chicago because when you finally figure out what feels like home, you just want to be there already. Maybe it's because I'm getting older and I realize that family and shared history and memories do matter. Maybe it's because it looks like we might leave Chicago without having had pizza.

I better go. If MathMan hears the click clack of typing, he's sure to make me get in the car.

Love to you all.


16 comments:

  1. I hope you're having a FABULOUS time, Lisa! I want a vacation, too!

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  2. Move to Chicago!! Then, when I'm there to visit the in-laws I can piggy back a visit with you!

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  3. Safe travels, Lisa! Chicago is one of my favorite cities and I want you to be back there. Fingers crossed for your job search.

    P.S. Okay, really I'm just a selfish wench. My daughter just moved there last week so I'm sure I'll be visiting her soon and often. I would have pizza with you EVERY SINGLE TIME!

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  4. Oh, happy vacay!! I share your sense of of-the-moment nostalgia (sigh). It's good to get away.
    Have fun!! xo Barbara

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  5. Mmmmmmm, pizza...

    Hey, if you get a job in Chicago, you'll have to ... commute!

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  6. "because when you finally figure out what feels like home, you just want to be there already."

    Ah yes. I know that feeling. Glad you're enjoying your time in Chicago. See ya when you get back!

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  7. Look at how beautiful you are! Really. You glow.

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  8. You make me nostalgic for Chicago and I've never lived there! Have a wonderful trip. See you on the flip side, you hot woman you.

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  9. Have you attempted the tried and true method of fingers in ears while loudly shouting, "I can't hear you!"

    I hear it's very successful.

    I hope you got the pizza to go...

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  10. It was a pleasure meeting you all! It's always a humbling experience to introduce someone to their first stay in jail.

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  11. You look so cute together.

    I can't decide which story I want to hear first - the jail stay or the party of excellence...

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  12. Have you thought about investing in a cloak of invisibility? You might have to kill a few monsters, but I'm sure Mathman's magical math powers can construct a working trebuchet.

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  13. You two are adorable together. And your braids! Swoon. I'm gonna do my hair like that tomorrow.

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  14. I've never been to Chicago, and I've always wanted to ride the EL...

    If you move there, I promise to visit. [As long as you'll ride the EL with me...]

    I like to keep my goals small...and random.

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  15. Have fun kids..... it's your summer advencha.

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