My parents are coming! My parents are coming!

So excited, I had to say it twice.

Friday went by so quickly!  We were short-staffed, so I kept busy the whole day without too much of a problem.  Although a chocolate fix to get through the afternoon was necessary:I’m a Clif bar kind of girl, but a little departure never hurt anyone.  (And the Luna White Chocolate bar is even better than this one!)

Like I said previously, this was a scheduled RedBox night.  I was even organized enough to do an online reservation.  I’m THAT big of a nerd.  :)  And I’m totally ok with that.  What did I end up with?  In The Air and 2012.  Not sure why I picked either one, I was just clicking through and went, “huh.  That looks alright. Hopefully it will work out better than the last time I pulled a RedBox night.”

And it was.  Up in the Air was so much better than The Invention of Lying.  If that wouldn’t be obvious enough.  I watched and confirmed. 2012 on the other hand?  Eh.  I feel like they got two 14-year-old boys hyped up on Red Bull and possibly crack and asked, “what would look really cool in an action movie?”  And that’s how this movie came about…

During Up in the Air, I enjoyed another egg souffle creation courtesy of Low.And I traded my usual wine for a cup of green tea.  Aren’t I so responsible?  ;)  Not that I really have any absolute reason to not have a glass.  But sometimes a week of complete sobriety can be a good thing.  Besides, I’m out of TJ wine.  So yeah…

During 2012, when I wasn’t glued to the overly obnoxious special effects and “close calls” that happened every two minutes, I was all over google and yelp.  Looking up the logistics of today and tomorrow to make it a little easier for my parents and I as we do our thing in the city.  That’s the planner in me.  Besides, I think it’s reassuring to my parents.  When you’re not used to navigating a city as big as Chicago on a regular basis (or even half as big for that matter), it can be extremely overwhelming.  I still get a little out of sorts after a well laid out plan from time to time (hence my bus ride in the wrong direction just this week!).

So I’ve got notes.  With several options.  In case they don’t like my first general idea of how the day should go.  I’m flexible like that.  :)  Anyone else a little OCD about stuff like this???

I woke up this morning and apparently it snowed last night.  I didn’t realize that was coming so early?  Great.  Now the forecast at least says it’ll be 10 degrees warmer than originally anticipated, but the snow and rain will be an ongoing thing the entire day.  Oh dear.

Anyways, in true Saturday form, I have errands to run and things to do before my parents get here.  As soon as they get here, we’re out for a quick bite and then heading to the Shamrock Shuffle Expo.  I’m starting to get anxious, but I know I’ll feel better as soon as I get there and have my bib number in my hands!  Hooray!  It’s finally here. And I’m happy my parents made the final decision to come up to watch.  Don’t you love it when they’re around for a little extra support?

Have a good Saturday!  I’ll catch you tomorrow after the race!  Cross your fingers that my little leg sticks with me through it all without too much of a problem!

16 Responses

  1. Good luck tomorrow! I’m glad your rents made the journey to cheer you on!

  2. I’m a type A all the way so I totally understand planning out a trip. It’s good that you’re flexible though. Enjoy the weekend with your parents :D

  3. I didnt even know you could do Online Reservations with redbox—you’re hardcore. :).

    I love your back up plans—you’re a good host.

    Good luck!

  4. omg i am sooooo ocd like that too. i think we’d get along perfectly :)

  5. Have so much fun with your parents and good luck tomorrow! I can not wait to hear how you do!! :)

    ahh that dinner looks awesome! howd you make it?

  7. I loveeee Lunas, but somehow love Clifs even more!! I have a chocolate fix that needs to be filled right now!

  8. Good luck on your run!!!

    My bestie posted something on fb how she didn’t have one drink the other night and thats good for her so you go with your green tea and wk without drinking!!

  9. Yay for parents!!! I’m totally OCD with planning like that too. When I go on vacation… let’s just say that it’s an ordeal. I like to know what’s going to happen and where I’m going and what I’m going to do. I do not like things just up in the air.
    GOOD luck with the race!!!

  10. Good luck tomorrow!! Its so cool that your parents will be there!

    Up In the Air was good eh? However, I LOVED The Invention of Lying. But I’m a total loser that way!

  11. support makes all the difference! I’m sure you kicked ass!

  12. Sounds like a great Friday night and a fun day planned with your parents! Haha, I’m the same way with planning things when people visit. IT’s like I don’t want them to miss a thing about the city!
    Hope it went well!

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