31, 30, 29

And the countdown continues! And great news - I've got a place to live! Well, there's just 1 little catch. I need to win it first. But thats where all of you come in. If you'll just go to HGTV and put in a little of your information, that'd be super. I can live in your luxurious apartment in Chicago and live the fabulous life...and you can come visit me. I mean, you can come stay in your apartment whenever you'd like!
Imagine, when you come to town, we can go to all the cool bars & restaurants that are nearby. We'll go strolling thru the light snow that is blowing gently thru the air. We'll go iceskating in Millenium Park. When it's summer and all that snow/ice has finally melted, we can go to the concerts & baseball games & do all the fun things that Chicago has to offer.
Also, I'm now the proud owner of 3 winter coats & boots! Real boots! Made for walking in the snow! Now I need to have a home to walk outside of. Enter, please!


46 days & counting

If I did my math correctly, I have 46 days until I move. It can't come fast enough. I've given notice at one of my jobs. I've begun telling patients. I've sold a lot of my stuff & gotten enough money in my amazon account to buy some fancy schmancy winter boots. Should I get the demitasse brown (matches my wool peacoat better) or rope brown (i think they're cuter)?

I would like it to be October 29th though & very quickly. I'm not sure how much more of my current lifestyle I can handle. My life would be much easier if I could just begin anew. and now.



Things are coming along nicely for my move. I've sold some of my furniture, got my license paperwork sent off to Illinois, and even found a home for Evie! I just have more stuff to sell/sort through & then I'm off to Chicago.
I am getting nervous about this whole coat/jacket situation. I'm so confused & overwhelmed by everything I think/people are telling me/the thought of being cold. My brother swears by wool but yelp.com said to stay away from wool as it takes a while to dry & smells funky while it's wet. I don't want something long (it gets splashed by buses? That happens?) but not short (Cold butt anyone? No thanks). I should relax about this jacket but I am worried I'll be in total shock when I walk outside of November 2. Perhaps I should just stay inside until June 1?
Does anyone have any practical suggestions for a jacket? I have heard I need 2 coats: 1 dressy & 1 casual (but both warm) because Chicago is a dressy city & I have to be prepared to not be bumming all the time. I should get knee length, I should get mid-thigh. I should get wool. I should get waterproof. I should get fur (or faux fur). I should go to Burlington's, Macy's, Bloomingdales', H & M. I need boots, insulated & rubber soled. Knee high if I'll be walking. What do I do? So many options. So much information.