Showing posts from February, 2006

Hustled up the Hancock-A Great Weekend!

I had a great weekend in Chicago. Steve and I travelled to Chicago to see my sister and brother-in-law, and then to see my cousins at the Hancock. We arrived in Chicago Saturday midafternoon. It was cold, but a gorgeous sunny clear day. After Steve's exceptional parallel parking, we walked two blocks to catch up with my sister and brother-in-law. We dined, took the L around the city,and visited the Lake. The waves were amazing! I was annoyed that my digital camera was not charged. After we walked and dined at Goose Island (a yummy place known for its goose beer--I opted for the Shirley Temple in-between a couple of sips of Steve's beer.) We took a taxi back to the house, rented a movie (Wedding Crashersit was okay. Vince Vaughn did sneak in a few Chi-town references.) Then I went to sleep anticipating the big day. The next day, my sister woke me up around 5:30a.m. Surprisingly, I jumped out of bed, managed to eat breakfast. My sister (bless her heart) drove me to the Ha…

Good evening

Hello! It's jammie time! Get out those flannels and favorite flavor of hot cocoa, curl up with your fur children, and finish a good book. I just completed a book called The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It's a redemption story about a man who is born and raised in Afghanistan. That's all I'll tell you. There are a lot of twists and turns and take note--it's heavy at times. Have a tissue handy. More Later! Love, Lolo

Orange is my Favorite Color Today!

Hi there, I had a pleasant day. I took a day off for myself just to clear my head and had my eyes dilated. My eyesight is a little worse, but nothing major. I had to go--otherwise my contact lenses were being held hostage. It was a good appointment. I went to tae kwon do and surprisingly belted up to orange! I had to break two boards, one with my fist and the other with a shuffle kick. It was a great feeling. I am now looking forward to my green belt. It will take 24 classes or 3 months to belt up. By summer I will be a green belt and will be engaging in using swords. More Later! Love, Lolo


Hi there, The theme of this week at taekwondo is courage. How fitting. I mentioned that courage reminds me of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Although the Lion is scared, he still pushes his way through and skips on the happy yellow brick road, the golden path to prosperity and happiness and most importantly, good health. I just wish I had a long furry tail. Like all the characters in The Littles. Actually, those tails were a little more like rodent tails. I'd prefer the big fluffy tail like the Lion or even like my cats. Then people would know if others were happy (tail like a question mark) or intimidating (big fluffy tail.) More later! I'd better hi-tail it out of here. Last time we used wooden swords in taekwondo. Love, Lolo