I was planning on doing something Chicago-y today, such as visit a free museum or the Lincoln Park Zoo. That didn't happen, but that's ok. I was super productive! First, I went to the bank to deposit some moolah, then I went to the Crafty Beaver to get the accordion things (finally) for the sides of my window unit. The whole idea of having to put an air conditioner in my window for the summer is still bizarre to me. I've never lived anywhere that didn't have an a/c built in. Anyway, then I went to the UPS store and mailed a package for my nephew (whom I have yet to meet) and a birthday present for my former roommate. After the boring errands, I got to run the fun errands! I went to Michaels Crafts and JoAnn Fabric and Crafts (I love craft and hobby stores) to get supplies for this project. It's supposed to be a jewelry box, but since I couldn't find a crate in the right size it's really just a little shelf unit, but still super cute for holding knick knacks and whatnot. Oh, I also did a load of laundry, applied for two jobs and started an article for the next issue of College News.
For dinner, I made a delicious arugula salad. I used half an avocado, half an apple, a bit of finely chopped red onion, some shredded goat gouda and honey mustard dressing.
Then, in honor of Dobby's birthday I made a banana split for a late dessert! Now I'm not a fan of a traditional banana split. I hate pineapple and I don't like strawberry topping on ice cream, even though I love strawberries. Back home, I used to go to Caliche's and order a banana split with hot fudge and caramel and salted pecans. Tonight, I made do with what we had on hand and made my split with a banana (of course), chocolate sauce, coconut and chocolate covered walnuts.
Happy Birthday Dobby!!!