It's been a while, hasn't it? I wish I could say that I've been too busy to post, but that is not the case. My reason for not posting would be that I do STILL do have any Internet access at the new place.
While my iPhone connects me to email, Twitter, facebook, and *most* of the outside world, without an Internet connection I cannot download, upload, or really communicate with clients.
I love my iPhone, but it just doesn't do everything. I'm sure apple will get right on that.
I am seriously going to lose. my. mind. I cannot express the urgency here. It's not like I need it to play around online. I need to WORK. Starbu*cks only gives you 2 hours and I am typically in constant communication with clients. There isn't really a perfect solution around this.
I am hopeful this will be sorted out soon. If not, I don't know what I'll do.
I'd love to share some photos with you. I would also love to upload some 365 pics to my 365 blog. But I'd need Internet for that.
Anyway, if you aren't all caught up, my adventures in Chicago have been quite interesting.
I was supposed to sublease an apartment from my sister's childhood friend, but "spirits" stole my lululemon hoodie, 2 tanks, and a long sleeve shirt (realized those were missing later) so I realized I just couldn't stay there. You can read the posts below to get caught up. And yes, I just said spirits. As in dead people. And yes, I think it's a crazy lie. I will supposedly have everything back at the end of the month. Crazy girl is going to "get it back" (or bring it back) when she is in Chicago on the 24th. Fingers crossed.
With the help of a new friend in Chicago, I found a fantastic condo. Or she found it, and I moved in. Anyway, it has been perfect. Except for the whole Internet thing.
So after all that drama, I notice that my little kitten is really off lady Saturday, but my mom tells me he doesn't need to go to the vet. You should always trust your instincts. I took the kitten in on Monday. He had a 105 degree fever and his white blood cell count was 30,000 (15,000 is normal). After a LONG and EXPENSIVE list including blood tests, an x ray, anti biotics, and an injection of saleme into his back (just under his skin. Not that scary) to bring down his temp, he is doing MUCH better. He went from laying there for 2 days to walking over to me, laying beside me, and purring. His fever broke that night and the spunky little monster I know and love came back to me.
Then the snow came. Everything was white (and still is) and I love it. It's COLD but beautiful. And the people of Chicago are wonderful. I really do love this city. If only it was December. I'd love to listen to a little winter wonderland or silver bells while sitting by the fire as the snow falls. Perfection. Did I mention that the new place has a fireplace?!
If only I had some Internet access. Clearly, I won't be getting over that.
A few more things.
Really excited that Kelsey will be here this weekend. And I get to meet my blog friend Ashley on Monday afternoon. I'd link them but I can't do that on my iPhone. I could do it on my laptop IF had internet access. Can you tell that I am just a little annoyed?! I just really need to work!!
Chicago has the largest whole foods in the country. It's like a mall. 2 floors, a bar...amazing. If it were only a little closer. I guess it's a good thing that it isn't easily accessible, because everything there is so expensive. And I'm all about prepared food, so I'm not sure I could resist.
I have some really exciting things coming up. I will be collaborating with a Chicago based designer and am so excited for our joint venture. Cannot wait!!
I did Jillian's 30 day shred yesterday. I think I liked it. I did follow up with 20 min of cardio. The workout wasn't easy but felt shorter than what I'm used to. Has anyone done it and seen results??
Let's hope that router shows up soon.