Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Getting back into the groove

Since we returned from vacation, we've had a hard time getting back into the swing of regular writing. Each day in France it seemed the temperature dropped by a degree or two, a trend which continued through Germany. Towards the end of the trip the temps were consistently below zero (Celsius.)

Of course, as soon as we landed in Chicago, the weather turned on us here as well and temps steadily fell towards zero (Fahrenheit.) To the weather's credit, the temperatures did finally recover and we have enjoyed some unseasonable warmth here in Chicago, but with gloomy gray skies and plenty of rain.

Which brings me back to getting into the groove again. I considered posting my motivational pep-talk to myself combined with my next post, but decided that the post could be a stand alone post - and thereby not distract from the more serious topics to come. Plus the photos would look silly.

So, in order to get going and to re-introduce the concept of enjoying Chicago (which can be so challenging in January) here are some photos of friends of ours in town from a few summers ago taking advantage of all the city has to offer. When not huddled indoors.