I recently realized that getting a new roommate also means getting access to a PC. I decided to download Windows Live Writer last night to see what it’s all about. If all goes well, Bobby won’t be using his computer much at night anymore 😉 So far, it seems to be much faster!
I will have a much more foodie-ish post later today, but I wanted to share some pictures from my trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday. It was an absolutely beautiful place! So much to see and do, and even though it was 90* and the humidity made me feel like I was in a hot shower, it was well worth it to see the flowers, fruits and veggies that grow there. (I also got some ideas for a wedding bouquet – more details on the planning so far to come in my next post!)
These were some of my absolute favorite flowers during my time at the gardens.
I think these two were called dahlias. They came in so many different colors and were my ultimate favorite of the group. The deep purple color is what I’m thinking of using for my bridesmaid dresses – what do you think?!
These next two are just me attempting to be artsy 😉 I love the yellow/pink/orange colors!
The next one is called a “donkey ear.’” It was really strange – very strong and a little fuzzy. I guess the best way of describing it would be…like a donkey ear. There was also some “Polish Spirit,” which I had to take a picture of since I’ve got 50% Polish spirit running through me.
It was a really great trip! We also saw plenty of rose bushes and a monarch butterfly I would love to go back, bring a book and a summery drink, and spend hours there. It was so peaceful. If you’re ever in Chicago, it’s worth the trek north of the city to see it!
I’m going to list out the agenda today to hold myself accountable:
- 3-mile walk/run
- Grocery store
- Watch Tiger win (knock on wood)
- Cook a real dinner!
We’ll see how it goes!
P.S. I can’t believe the difference in time it took me to write this post. I really hope that Windows Live Writer makes a Mac-friendly version, and fast! I’ve tried to use ecto but didn’t really care for it. Using WordPress takes a year compared to this. I’m a fan!