Operation major move is officially underway. Our house is on the market. We had out first showing yesterday and it reminded me that this is the part of moving I probably dislike most—the running around like crazy part, the making sure everything is perfect part, the driving around in the car with the dog for two hours part, the anxiously awaiting a call from your broker telling you it’s safe to go back home part—not fun. Trust me, I get it. It all comes with the territory when you’re selling a house. Still, there is something strangely surreal and even unnerving knowing that a complete and total stranger may have just walked through your closet and opened your underwear drawer. (Deep breath. Deep breath.) Onward and upward to a new underwear drawer and another great adventure, right? read more
Sometimes you just have to stop and listen to what the universe is trying to tell you. In my case the message is clear—take five. Maybe I’ll even take ten. Time for a little break. I’ll be back soon.
In the meantime…
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter! Hope you find countless reasons to smile!
Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building—all dressed up for the Holidays. The Charles Beersman designed beauty has been lighting up the city’s skyline since 1921, save for three periods when the lights were dimmed—during World War II; in 1971 when new lights were installed; and 1973-74 during the energy crisis. Commissioned by William Wrigley, Jr., in 1920, for his chewing gum company, his directive was clear—he wanted his company headquarters to be impressive. read more
For a brief moment I stood transfixed. This place with its well-worn footprint, its sprawling lawns, and walled-in exterior, had at one point long ago, been home to a young woman who had had a profound impact on the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. read more