Que Sera Sera

Monday, July 29, 2013

And another Monday of Post Weekend Depression is in full force. 

My parents came to town last Thursday evening and it's been a whirlwind of eating and drinking ever since. Needless to say, I'm feeling a little weighed down today- mentally and physically, four days of bloody marys and pasta tends to have that effect. So I'm going to use a cheat card today and just post a bunch of photos.

Let's start with Friday, yes? Yes. I should note that when I have guests in town I'm a super good hostess and drop everything I have going on in order to pretend that I am on vacation, as well. So I basically go on vacation in Chicago about every other weekend, it's a whole lot of fun.

Naturally we started the day with breakfast and bloodys at Frances's deli.

And then we headed over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory to look at some plants and stuff.

Impromptu fashion blogger photo shoot? You betcha!

Next stop: downtown to do touristy things like take photos of the "Chicago" sign and a few quick river shots.

Married thirty five years and going strong! (It's the Nebraskan way.)

Friday evening drinks on the patio before heading to Chicago Q for dinner.

After dinner we thought we were pretty cool and tried to use the self-timer app on my iphone. I don't think it worked. We were amused with ourselves never the less.

Saturday we jumped in the car to drive to the Botanic Gardens just north of the city.
In case you haven't caught on, my parents kinda love plants. 

Although it felt like it was the middle of November outside, it was a pretty great day anyway.

Saturday evening entailed drinks at Old Town Ale House before heading to a show at The Second City.

Look at this dapper dad of mine. And that cheesy smile he's rocking...

And Sunday was just a lot of eating and a lot of couch lounging. 

If you don't like photos I apologize for this post. It won't happen again for a few months I promise. And now I'm off to a sales conference in Texas for a few days and then heading to a wedding in Nebraska. It doesn't seem like life is going to slow down any time soon. 

So perhaps I might break my promise sooner rather than later about not posting a photo-heavy post again. That could very well happen again next Monday. On that note, I need to get this day going. 

Thanks again for all of the positive thoughts and comments about my audition last Friday, it really did mean a lot. I'll hopefully find out the outcome in the next few days. Let's just say I'm not holding my breath, I uh... I got a little nervous/jittery on the back line and may have over done the advice we were given to "look like we were having a great time in the background."I'll just leave it at that and let you imagine the one crazy girl in the background bopping off the walls and cackling like a crazy old lady for no real apparent reason...

Que sera sera.



  1. Your cold Saturday outfit is making me want fall to get here like, now. Your parent's are adorable!

  2. i wasn't hungry before reading this and now I could eat my computer screen...I've also never had a hankering for a blood mary before and now I'm convinced they would love me. Can't wait to hear about your audition!!

  3. I am highly entertained that you can include your parents and "a whirlwind of drinking" in the same sentence.

  4. Look at you being all fashionista and stuff. Next stop, nailing the perfect look away pose.

  5. I'm not going to focus on the fact that my stomach is calling out for that pasta right now, and am instead going to focus on the fact that there are cubes on tree trunks - SICK!

  6. Your Dad is adorable! It looks like you had such a fun weekend!

  7. I really want a Bloody Mary now....cute pics!

  8. Shouldn't have read this when I'm hungry...ugh!

  9. Haha I am going to have to use this cheat idea soon. Looks like your weekend was fun, I am hoping 5pm gets here soon now thanks to your bloody mary pics lol

  10. If you're in Dallas we should grab drinks like strangers in blogland do!

    1. I'm in Dallas too and had the same thought!

      The Daily Tay Unofficial Fan Club Dallas Chapter meet up?? Ha! I'd love it!

    2. Oh I wish! It's actually in Denton?! Which from what I hear is kind of a far suburb?!

    3. How long will you be in Texas?!? I am not above driving up to Denton to meet you!

    4. Denton is kind of far but LMK if there's a meet up! :) Rain check on the Dallas Fan Club meeting!

  11. I love that gray sweater you're wearing in the last several photos! Can I get the details??


  12. love the pictures so i don't mind...your mom and dad are a great looking couple and you did some great fashion blogger pics :).....i feel like i need a bloody mary now

  13. I totally feel you on the post-weekend depression bit. Looks like you had a great one, though!

    Blonde in this City

  14. 1. I love Harlow's outdoor bed.
    2. Has anyone ever told your dapper father he resembles Wolf Blitzer, but in an extremely fashionable way?
    3. Those UGG slide-ons are heaven on earth.
    4. When can I come visit?

  15. Is it creepy that I can tell you had brunch at Crosby's Kitchen based on the Bloody Marys and the potato hash in the photos? I love that place!!!


    1. Close! It's actually Dunlays on Clark!

  16. You look like your mama! Very pretty, the two of you both. Glad you had a nice visit with the 'rents. It certainly does make for a sucky Monday let down of a Monday!

  17. Did you guys coordinate your outfits on Friday on purpose? Because it's kind of great.

  18. Looks like a fun weekend! I am now craving a Bloody Mary!

  19. Que Sera Sera whatever will be will be..............now I have Doris Day in my head........lol Have to say that waterfall is bloody awesome

  20. It sounds like you just had the same couple days of weather that we did! I had a love/hate relationship with it...

  21. Chicago looks so charming - my boyfriend is from there and we both live in Portland Oregon. I can't wait to visit!

  22. I unfortunately love photos so thank you! hehe

  23. I loved seeing the photos of Chicago and the sightes.
    Your parents look so young!

  24. I love that you are in sweaters and ugg slides and its like a bazillion degrees here! ha ha I just assumed it was warm everywhere in July ;)

  25. I just found you from Helene's blog. Chicago is my <3. I was raised in the suburbs (St. Charles)...and somehow met and married a farmer so now I'm 3 hours away in the middle of nothingness, but I escape as often as I can. You amuse me. I'm definitely going to start following you! On here I mean, not in real life. =)


  26. Your parents are the cutest and I love that Harlow is on a dog bed on the patio. No rough pavement for him!

  27. ok, the matching friday night ensembles are the BEST.

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