My 50th birthday is officially over. Thank you to all who sent cards. 85 cards creates an impressive pile. Heck, I didn’t know I knew 85 people. Thanks!
Our old neighbor had her 50th birthday party last night at Pinstripes, a trendy bowling alley/restaurant/bocce court in a new mall in South Barrington. We had round banquet tables set up along the bocce courts in a back room with gas heaters overhead. The food was excellent, starting with crostini with mozzarella & tomato appetizers… Continue reading Laura’s 50th at Pinstripes
As a fund raiser, St Ann’s Episcopal Church invited parishioners to the Randall and Vine wine shop in Algonquin to sample 16 wines and enjoy some food. Say what you want about Episcopalian politics etc.; these people know how to have a good time. For $35 we got to taste each wine (several times as… Continue reading Wine Tasting
We arose early, to grab some coffee and fruit and headed out at 7 to the race site. We found Sara there by phone. Sam was in an early wave, and was in the water by the time we got there, so we waited on the beach for him to come out. Their running friend… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 — Race, snack, and Vincent: a post-race party
For her birthday, Bette wanted to go to the Green Zebra, a nouveau-vegetarian restaurant in River West Chicago. We heard about it, seen on Check Please, and talked about with friends, none of whom had anything bad to say. Sign me up! Sara, Bette and I headed down on Wednesday afternoon on Metra, overstuffed heavy… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta
We did the morning workshop with Gabriel Halpern at Kalitrea in Crystal Lake, IL. Our weekly yoga teacher Kate Halma recommended his workshops, and I was having some hip issues, so we went. It was crowded and warm – 25 people in the space. Very slippery floors. We sat and did different poses for 5… Continue reading Hips and Knees Yoga with Gabriel Halpern