Sep 28, 2012

Just Another Day...

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed...

One of the many things we enjoy while living in Chicago is the ability to walk to just about everywhere and to everything we want.  We are centrally located in downtown so it's only a matter of stepping out of our building and just going.

A favorite of ours every week is the fresh market.  Every Thursday Arvid and I go for fresh baked bread and fresh vegetables.  Being Arvid, he is fussy about his bread.  No store bought bread for this man.  Claims that it's too soft.  Has no texture as he puts it.

At the market we find a variety of all kinds of bread.  Arvid sticks to the one he likes and I try something different quite often.  The truth is, there is so much to choose from.  Not only breads and vegetables, but also all sorts of baked goods, cheeses and more.  Hard for me to resist.  It's no wonder every year when we leave Chicago I gain extra weight...too many goodies to eat.

After the market I did a little shopping at some of my favorite stores. Many of which we do not have in the mall I go to, mainly Galleria Mall.  It was nice to just wander around, looking and then stopping by Starbucks and enjoying a cup of coffee.  It is cold after all and a good cup of coffee is always a pleasure I enjoy.

A little stroll in the park.  We fed some ducks and visited the Buckingham Fountain.  Was fun.  After that what better way to end the afternoon than a nice relaxing time in the hot tub.  Our days are winding down.  Last time for many things for this summer in Chicago.

Looking forward to going back to Florida.  To warmer weather and to start doing some work.  In the meantime our few remaining days are filled with things we would like to do.  Yes, it has been a good summer.
Hope your day is a good one!

The greatest pleasure of life is love.  Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.