Wow, Dean Martin yesterday, Frank Sinatra today. Must be a Rat Pack kinda mood I'm in.
You know how I said yesterday that maybe the return of my bowl was my karmic payback for my kitchen mishaps a few days back? Well, not quite. Yesterday was awesome! Simply put, Katie and I spent the whole day together and we had a blast.
It started by sleeping in really late. Like 11:00 a.m. late. Then we got up and went to the gym for a long workout, which felt fantastic. It's nice being able to work out and not worry about clockwatching the whole time. Afterwards, we showered and got ready.
We then drove into Naperville to hang out and do some shopping. We're still trying to find a new entertainment center for our living room and tried a few places. Nothing. This is both a bad thing and a good thing. Bad in that we didn't find something to replace our current entertainment center that has taken to falling apart on us. But good in that we didn't spend the exorbitant amount of money I'm eventually anticipating needing to spend.
We tried to do some shopping in downtown and had a little fun at a spice shop sniffing the wares (how can you go wrong with lemon extract that has 77% alcohol content?? The almond extract was 76%). We also hit a candy shop and picked up some good stuff. However, it got so cold, we didn't want to walk around anymore.
So we jumped in the car and headed to the local AMC theater to see Catch and Release. Not a great flick, but decent and enjoyable enough. Still strange seeing Kevin Smith in a major role in a movie in which he neither 1) played Silent Bob, nor 2) directed himself. But it's a movie Katie wanted to see and it's hard to say no to both Smith and Jennifer Garner.
After that, we drove into Geneva and tried a new pizza place called Sanfratello's. It just opened up in downtown by the river and it was fantastic. Busy as all get out, but worth the wait. It was some of the best pizza we've had in months.
Finally, we went to Dick's Sporting Goods (I really hate that name!) to find a hat to go with Katie's new jacket she recently bought. Of course, while there, we perused the Chicago Bears goods. It's so nice having such a great selection of quality Bears gear. God love the NFC champs!
We then returned home.
It may not sound like much to many of you. But just having a day to ourselves was heaven. We never seem to have the time for these anymore, so when they happen, we're taking advantage of them. And that's exactly what we did yesterday.
It was great!