Yup, the Shedd’s have shipped out and mom has moved in.
Yesterday after realizing we had no breakfast food in the fridge, and only sour cream for her coffee, she suggested we go for breakfast and then wander over to see the oddity that is the Yorkville Winners Store.
As it turns out this was a ploy. After watching us spend all of Sunday evening picking and packing books to fulfill Indigo orders, PayPal orders and finally getting the winner and celebrity books sent out, she decided she needed a sneaky way to get me out of the office without bringing work with me.
So we spend the day together wandering around Yorkville looking at clothes, books and food stores (aka shopping.) Results include a lovely raincoat for mom from Linda Lundstrom, a black cropped jacket for me, a bottle of Myer’s Lemon Drop mix from Williams Sonoma (for Tuesday night when Ger is at temple), and an invitation to the Ports 1961 "intimate Cocktail Reception" to celebrate their Spring Collection.
In the midst of yesterday’s shopping day, the sky opened up and the rain came down in bucket loads, so we stopped for a quick cup of "out of the rain tea." I hauled out my camera and started snapping. Now normally mom looks quite sophisticated and not so tharn – caught in the headlights. But I am a touch intrusive with my camera.
What was that? I thought I heard a chorus of voices saying "A touch??!?!?!"