Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Zen Crafter asked if the beautiful mansion in my Halloween post was actually our home. We live in a much more modest abode as you can see. If we didn't have such heinous winters in Chicago I would say this is the most perfect place on earth! We can walk to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, the train station, a quaint little shopping area with a sloppy joe restaurant and a weekly farmer's market. We can hear the music from Ravinia Music Festival from our backyard during the summer and some of the most wonderful museums are a short train ride away. My kids have trick-or-treated at the homes of Michael Jordan and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins). The best part of living here is the annual spring trash pick up! People throw away the most wonderful furniture in the spring. I have a friend who has furnished every room in her home with chandeliers that she retrieved from the curb. I gave my sister a set of beautiful wrought iron patio furniture that I rescued from the garbage truck! I have to remember to feel grateful for all of this in January when it is 20 below zero with 40 mile per hour winds.