happy monday chickadees - this weekend was full of lots of good things (and i can't believe it's already over!)
-friday's highlight was portillo's chocolate cake (for my boss' birthday). if you haven't tried it before, do it. you won't believe that it's from fast-food italian beef restaurant. the cake is HUGE and it has the best chocolate frosting. portillo's does chocolate cake right.
-saturday we took advantage of the unusually warm weather and went on a bike ride around the neigborhood. it was so fun to be on our bikes and i am not ready to store them away for winter.
-later that afternoon we listened to a few episodes of NPR (i surprised h last christmas with a USB drive of 35 hours of This American Life stories). i also spent a few hours reading reconstructing amelia (i'm almost done and i can't wait to see how it ends).
-that night, we went to a diner with h's family in Old Town. breakfast for dinner is the best, i got a huge omelet with tons of cheese, zucchini and tomatoes.
-on sunday we watched thousands running the chicago marathon (including my best friend), it was exciting to see so many runners and supporters. luckily the weather was gorgeous too! cool and sunny - perfect for running.
-i took advantage of some great online sales (40% off everything at GAP and 50% off everything at JCREW factory) and scooped up a few things for me and for the holidays (yes, that's right i have officially started christmas shopping).
-we finished the weekend with a few episodes of season one of mad men, (we missed the first few seasons of the show). unfortunately, we had to watch the episodes on our tiny computer because our TV isn't working (our bulb burnt out last tuesday and we're still waiting on a replacement).
how was your weekend?!
ps congratulations to Shelby, you won the Xperience Days giveaway - i'll email you shortly with the details!