I love the city. I really do. Chicago is home to me in ways that all the other places I've lived never could be. I love living without a car and all the fun and excitement that Chicago has to offer. I don't even mind the winters. But sometimes, I find myself really missing nature. I grew up in the foothills of Colorado and let's face it, the Rocky Mountains are hard not to miss. But fortunately for me, my sweetie's mom lives further out in Illinois in an area surrounded by woods. We went to visit her this past weekend, and nature seemed like maybe it missed me too. Saturday had some lovely weather (for a change) and we had a couple deer stroll through the backyard to help themselves to the buffet normally reserved for the birds and squirrels. They didn't seem too picky though. I was able to snap some pictures of them through the windows and they didn't mind. Well, one of them didn't anyway. The other took off not long after I snapped this one.
I was very grateful to them for putting in an appearance and it set the perfect mood for writing. I spent a lovely while outside in the backyard soaking up the sun and writing. I'm thinking a trip to Colorado might need to be arranged soon. Maybe I will have to check out some of my favorite places I would escape to to go write when I was in high school.
In other news, I have finally succeeded in getting Google Friend Connect to work on my site (special thanks to my good luck charm Crystal!) So if you have been wanting to follow me in an easier manner than the RSS feed, now you can.
Back to my WIP!
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