After my doctor's appointment, I went to Macy's. On State Street. At Christmastime. Just like every tourist who comes to Chicago in December.
Because I'm on vacation, I had time to enjoy it. And I did. I really noticed the decorations. I had fun checking out the windows, and snapping photos of a family who had traveled from downstate, just to see them.
Oh yeah, and I bought three pair of blue socks and a tiny box of Frango mints.
Christmas! I'm feeling it!
These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age. (Oh, my, God, I'm 65!) I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live just outside Chicago, the best city in the world. I'm an aunt and a friend. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
Monday, December 16, 2019
A tourist in my own town
Posted by The Gal Herself at 12/16/2019 05:36:00 PM 2 comments:
When Barack met Michelle
In 1989, lawyer Michelle Robinson met a promising summer intern named Barack Obama. Here.
When I go to Springfield, I see a plaque on the site of Globe Tavern, where Abe Lincoln and Mary spent their honeymoon.
In Georgetown, Martin's Tavern has a plaque where JFK proposed to Jackie.
I wonder if, someday, this building won't be recognized for its historic significance.
Right here. In my town. How cool is that!
Posted by The Gal Herself at 12/16/2019 04:17:00 PM 1 comment:
Floaters and flashes
I have looked around on the internet and have discovered it's either nothing or really serious.
Naturally, I'd prefer it to be nothing.
After January 1, if I'm still seeing them, I'll go to the eye doctor. This is, after all, why I have insurance.
Before I go, I'll check this blog so I'll have something accurate to say when she asks, "How long have you seen these floaters and flashes?" This is one of the benefits of blogging!
Posted by The Gal Herself at 12/16/2019 02:00:00 AM 3 comments:
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