This post will just be a quick update on us and a few new happenings around Chicago.
First, I am employed! I laugh that my “career path” has come full circle as I am back working for REI. While it is retail, I am thankful for some working hours, meeting some new people, getting my sweet discount back on all things active, and getting paid (at least a little!) to learn more about bikes, triathlon gear, BOB strollers, and kayaks! I am working in the action sports department at the Lincoln Park store and I always want visitors!
Secondly, Tim is really liking school. I should let him write this part but he is off learning, so I’ll give you my take. Northwestern’s orthotics program has been really hands on and Tim is already helping patients, fabricating orthoses, and working hard studying his cadaver (ew). These next 2 1/2 months will continue to be intense study as the clinical portion continues, but Tim is the best in his class and is going to be the best Orthotist this side of the Mississippi (or maybe the other side). Yes, I am a proud wife. The way the P&O program is set up is a bit confusing, so I won’t go in to it, but we did find out we are going to do things a bit differently than we originally thought. We aren’t sure all the details, but we are pretty sure we are going to be in Chicago a little longer (well, perhaps 1.5 or 2 years instead of just the 1).
Thirdly, we had our first guests! Lindsay and Leah came up from Knoxville for the weekend and we just LOVED having them here! We are excited for our next few guests in the line up…
Fourthly (that doesn’t sound like a real word?), just because I tend to make this a weather blog as much as anything else and I should vent to the world so I don’t just vent to Tim all the time, the weather has been awful! For some reason I was thinking Chicago spring was going to be a little like a southern spring. WRONG! Highs have been in the 40’s and have finally warmed up to the 50’s. We get rain just about every day and my cheap Marshall’s umbrella has turned inside out more times than I care to count. Whew, glad I got that off my chest.
Fifthly, I started an etsy store. It fills my need to be creative and feel productive. If you haven’t checked it out, no pressure, but click here to check it out.
Thanks my friends! Sorry this posting is all words and no pics (boooooring, I know that’s how I’d feel) Hope you are all doing well.