Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Happy New Year! Happy Birthday!
From l to r: Myfanwe, Joanna on Helen's lap, Ron, Jessica, Lilly, Norbert on Sean's knee, Eileen on my knee, and Jim.
WE HAD A BLAST!
After a weeks visit, we saw my in-laws off on their return to Peoria. After a recouperative nap, we stopped by a Chanukah party at the home of one of Norbert's school chums, then rushed North to pick up my nephew, Sean, and his Significant Other, Michelle Lilly. (I call her Lilly, as I already have too many Michelles in my life!)
Together we all hied our way to Dae Woon Hae, a fantastic Korean restaurant on Chicago's north side, where we met up with our friends Ron, Helen, their daughters Jessica and Joanna, and Helen's sister, Eileen and her beau. We had an absolutely outstanding time. The food was great! You can see on the table the bones of a might fine meal!
I laugh now, thinking about it, but Ron, Helen, Eileen and Jim are all physicians. We were probably at the safest dinner in the city!
Monday, January 2nd, was my birthday. I spent the majority of the day with Myfanwe and Norbert -- working on Norbert's science fair project, going to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire again, and then we went out for Carribean food. Then, after dinner, I went to my Stitch and Bitch for a couple of hours and got a couple of inches knit on the wrap I am knitting for the school auction.
I imagine there are a lot of people who don't have as much fun in a year as I packed into just over 24 hours. Damn, I'm lucky. Life is good.
Tonight I'm planning to meet up with Franklin Habit at the Museum of Contemporaty Art Stitch 'n Bitch. Among other things, we want to talk over starting a men's knitting group. I think we both like the idea of it, but neither one of us feel like we have a bunch of free time. I really like the idea, though, so I may have to make the sacrifice.