In my attempt to celebrate my birthday in little ways each day of May, here’s a recap of my daily celebratory goodness:
*May 10th–The weather in Chicago took a drastic turn upwards hitting a temperature in the low-90s. Considering that the week before consisted of mid-50s temperatures, the heat and mugginess was a shock to my system. To combat this, I treated myself to a fat-free, probiotic, tart frozen yogurt with strawberries and blueberries. It was very refreshing. I was so excited about it that I licked the top swirl before I remembered I still had to take a photo of it.
*May 11th–I took a couple of Italian classes in college and loved them so much that I contemplated making it my minor. However with only three semesters left, there wasn’t enough time to take all the required classes. I wanted to ease back into the language, so I enrolled in a conversational Italian course at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. The weekend classes start later this summer!
*May 12th–Today was the opening day of the Daley Plaza Farmers Market, and just about every stand had these flowers on sale. I bought a bouquet for my office. Plus, a Chicago Public School student designed this year’s Farmers Market logo which was used on canvas bags and handed out to everyone.
*May 13th–I saw the movie “Bridesmaids” starring Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph. I knew this movie was going to be funny by the trailers but it was even funnier than I expected! Everyone in the theater was laughing so hard that half the movie sound was drowned out.
*May 14th–I had a lazy afternoon and stopped by the Chicago Food Blogger Bake Sale at The Poison Cup Wine & Art Boutique. I picked up 2 strawberry shortcake cookies from Blondie’s Cakes, an Earl Grey lavender shortbread cookie from Doree Desserts and Confections, and a flower cookie pop from Everyday Nutrition. I’m excited to try some of the recipes on Everyday Nutrition because she’s a registered dietician focused on incorporating the basics of nutrition in everyday life!
*May 16th–With all my food-related birthday treats, I can’t put off walking to and from work anymore. So, I bought myself new sneakers!