My weekends are typically as busy if not more so than my week. In fact, for me as the principle home school parent, it feels as if there is no end to the week.
Anyway Saturday had me up around 5 getting ready to bicycle downtown so I could run to the top of a 45 story building, doing the Fight For Air Climb.
Results just came in today, and check it out I took first place in my age group and 16 overall, not to bad with a time of 9:04.17.
Then it was off to the Inman Park Festival which is just a couple of blocks from our place.
The parade is the highlight and for me the highlight of the parade are the gnomes attempting yet again for a Guinness Book Record which continues to elude them.
We were going to attempt to go out but ended up catching up with stuff on the DVR.
That night I crashed hard, between being up so early and then the festival and the beer at the festival and the heat.
The Grant Park Farmers Market had its opening on Sunday morning and even though we had been to farmers markets on both Wednesday and Thursday, we came out to show our support as well as pick up a few goodies.
With our departure coming up quick, its back to organizing and packing. Figuring out what to take with us on the road, what to give away, what to ship back, etc. As well as making the little Rav even more road-trip ready. This time by adding a bicycle rack to the roof.
I thought about taking a break and heading back to the festival, but after being outside for just around 1/2 hour installing the rack, I had enough of the heat. Plus the Laker game was about to start.
Somewhere around half-time after making a quick beer run and realizing that there wasn't much room in the fridge because of all the wonderful fresh food we'd procured over the last few days in our bid to do our part to support the local economy it dawned on me that I had better get to cooking.
I ended sauteing chard with fresh garlic, roasting a chicken with a home made jerk marinade, stir frying a bunch of veggies as well as some oysters. Yummy stuff.
And the Lakers won their first game in the play-offs.
Or rather in front of the computer.
I'd been wanting to see the documentary Man on Wire for quite some time now. It tells the story of the tightrope walker who walked from the top of one of the Twin Towers to the other.
Some one at my circus school had seen it the week before and that was enough to prompt me to finally download it and watch it.
So glad I did. The three of us gathered around the computer in the office and watched in awe and wonder.
Such a great film, so inspiring.
I'll try to follow up this blog with more details on the weekend happenings, but I wanted to get this quick rundown out lest I run out of time, as so often happens.