I cannot believe we are halfway through this month!  Where did August go?  Oh yeah, I am on summer break and it is almost time to go back on the 26th.  Yes, I am excited about it.

On Friday I met up with some friends for a sort of goodbye gathering for our friend, LS, because she was moving with her family to Dallas, TX.  We’ve all been friends since college and have kept in touch throughout the years.  We had a great time!  I left with sad eyes because I will miss LS.

I got home late but managed to get up at 5am on Saturday for my run.  Ugh, it was tough but I managed 5.46 miles.  I enjoyed my run/walk along the lake.  I felt tired but still good at the same time.


That afternoon I met my book club friends for lunch and then a painting/wine drinking session at Bottle and Bottega.  We were celebrating our 3rd Book Club Anniversary.  At first I was a little hesitant because I cannot draw anything for the life of me.  You think I would being a first grade teacher right? However, it was so much fun!  I relaxed (maybe because of the wine) and just sort of did my own thing.

This is what we had to draw/paint.

Source: http://bottleandbottega.com/

Here is my final product.  See what I mean about me drawing anything?


Later that evening I did not feel good at all.  I was really tired and took a short nap.  It was short because I could not stop scratching my legs.  I knew it was from the night before but it was just so weird that I only began to feel the itchiness on my way to lunch.  By the evening it was worse and that night I felt like crying.


This is what my lower legs and feet looked like.  So painful!  I thought I was the only one that this had happened to but I asked my other friends anyway and it turned out that most of them has been bitten too.  Also, I was told that they were possibly chigger bites.  I got some Benadryl cream to help with the itchiness and I felt better by Monday morning.  I told myself that if I did not get better by Monday then I would go to the doctor.  I am much better now but now have some ugly scars.

On Tuesday I took my nephews to the Willis Tower.  There were so many people in line and it took us about 2 hours to make it to the top.  Once up there the view was breathtaking!


I found my cup of coffee! You think it holds enough coffee?


And if you’re ever in Chicago and eat a hot dog, never put ketchup on a hot dog.


Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter my Pro Compression Socks giveaway!!

Just Keep Running!

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