the seventeenth thing i am thankful for: brunch. (and becca.)
since i am back on track with making sure to cram my day full of activity, to avoid moping behavior, i had the brilliant thought to contact a dear 'art buddy' who always makes a delightful brunching partner. we chatted about all the various subjects and it was quite lovely.
plus, i got to hit up a spot i have been waiting to try for years: orange, on belmont and clark. i had the 'jelly donut pancakes' purely because of the fun name, and they were decadent and gratifying. we stuck it out for almost 2 hours! very nice. the coffee was good, and it tasted like oranges. it took me a while to notice. and i didn't even make the 'orange' connection until right about now. haha. how funny. we both had excellent fresh squeezed juice (i had apple/carrot/ginger) and i got some bacon! i love bacon. i can't believe i used to hate it.
now i'm in my old college coffee shop, catching up on various internet duties and drinking an almond italian soda. i got a lot of evanston errands done today, some involving holiday and birthday crafting materials...very exciting stuff. i look like i have set up a little nest here in the unicorn cafe, what with my enormous jacket and mutliple cloth bags and my ubiquitious eighteen layers of clothing in various places on the chairs.
i love being cozy on cold days.