*feeling a little calmer now*... - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
*feeling a little calmer now*...|
Whew. Okay. Talked to a couple of people on the phone, and am feeling a bit better now. After all, I know I'll miss Indy, but I also know that, given time, I'll love Chicago again, too. I'll hold out for a place to live that I can truly love (and rent elsewhere in the meantime), and I'll wait to sell this place until I've been there at least a month. Not looking forward to all the arrangements I have to make, though! *groan* Anyway, thanks for letting me vent earlier. Maybe now I should try to find 10 things I'm looking forward to in Chicago:
- A job I can possibly excel at, with a group of people who are honest and supportive, and will watch my back, in a group that's doing extremely well, in a building that's in a beautiful site, making a very healthy salary
- Access to prairies, lakeshore, marshes, fens, forests - a whole gamut of beautiful places to photograph! Including Bluff Springs Fen, which it broke my heart to leave
- Friday Night jams at the David Adler Center in Libertyville, if I want to get back into fiddling
- So many great theatre companies that it's an embarassment of riches
- Being able to say I'm from Chicago again!!!
- Being closer to Wisconsin and Michigan; I've always wanted to explore those more. I'll be able to explore more of Illinois and northern Indiana, too; there's a lot I haven't visited there.
- Much better access and better fares for traveling to other places (bye-bye connections; hello, again, to non-stops!)
- Lots of great places to eat at, but still having access to Seattle Sutton so I can continue to try to lose weight; also, hopefully they still have Woman's Workout World there, which I've missed. (Do they?)
- I didn't leave a lot of friends behind, because most of them scattered to the winds when they closed Searle. But there are a few, including my LOTR friends (yay!) and all of the folks in the Riverwoods Camera Club, who it will be nice to see again.
- The great bike trails of Chicago! Hopefully another thing to help me lose weight.
So there are a few positives to think about. *S* Now... to plan the move! *groan* *G*
Access to prairies, lakeshore, marshes, fens, forests
Stephen would be proud of you.
I second that most heartily. :-) Also, Shireling is looking forward to seeing more of your baby duck photos online.
Oooo... I hope I get some this year!
|Date:||April 12th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)|| |
Moving and a new job are two major changes at the same time, no matter where you are. But a new job that sounds like is a perfect fit (YAY!) and back to a city you already know is a positive to look forward to. *hugs* Sounds kind of odd to say "I'm sorry" and "Congrats" all in the same breath, but there ya go.
Completely understood... sort of odd to be feeling happy and sad all at the same time, too!
BTW... come on up to Chicago for a weekend some time. *S* And, hey, your big tour is coming up soon, isn't it? Very cool.
Aw, congratulations, Ros. I wish it had been an easier situation for you. Sounds like you have a sensible plan, though. Any chance you could rent out your house in Indy? Not an ideal situation for you now, but at least you could hold onto it until you're ready to retire.
now THERE'S a clever thought?!
*G* I was thinking of you when the "rent?" plan came up in my head. I don't know... I have a lot of equity tied up in here, so that cuts down on the downpayment I can put on a place in Chicago. It's certainly a thought!
Hmmmm... been considering that, too... don't know!
whoohoo ---lovely list and number one is a verrrry good start on it's own !
it is a shame i didn't get to visit you in Indy - but I still have my eye on that Cheesecake Factory you know ;)
And look I was really good and never mentioned -yay for 23rd May! UnCommon Ground!
... except now I did ;) (well... it's to be expected)
Congrats again x
*G* You and CHEESECAKE! *L*! Yep it will make it easier to see CoRo! Thanks - *S*.
23rd of May? What's going on then (other than my b-day, that is)? :-D
Common Rotation returns! *S* Your Birthday! Cool!
I know that hobbitgrrl and aliste are going, and I'm going. Do you know if anybody else is interested?
Not off hand... it's a ways in the future to be planning it already.
I may go, if there's not anything else going on that night that I'm supposed to be at.
Cool! We're going to try to reserve tables early, though - remember what happened last time? *G*
|Date:||April 12th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)|| |
Oh Ros. I'm happy for you that you have this new job and I'm sad, that you have to leave Indy and your nice home. I would rent it in a heartbeat if I could just go and live there (but unfortunately I would need a lot of money to buy an american Passport or need somebody to marry me ;) )
But lakeshore, marshes, fens, forests sounds good and I could have a nonstop-flight to Chicago *S* Maybe one day I'll visit you.
Thank you so much - but you know you want to live in LA! *S* And any time you come over to the US, you're more than welcome to stay with me.
|Date:||April 12th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)|| |
but you know you want to live in LA
Yes - but Indy is a lot closer to my final destination ;)
And yes - I will come over to the US. Never been in Chicago. I've just seen this city through the eyes of Jack Fleming from The Vampire Files. Jack is a journalist in Prohibition-era Chicago who got bitten by a vampire.
*L*! Cool... I'd have to find you a "Prohibition-era" tour to go on. *G*
|Date:||April 13th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)|| |
I can't imagine that there is such a tour ;) But in the books are a lot of places with real sounding names. Maybe they really exist?
Name some!!! *G* I want to hear! Do they mention the Green Mill (bar, restaurant, and place to hear music)?
Oh, there is. For decades, whenever anybody thought of Chicago, they thought of gangsters, and Chicago is well aware of that. Mostly, people roll their eyes about it, but some smart people make money off of it and try to give the tourists what they want.
Keep positive, and remember all the above things!
but also, I may be in Chicago sometime in the near future
oooo - when are you thinking of being in Chicago, Lare dear? It's only about 4 hours from me....!!!
well it's not a case of anywhere near thinking of being there yet. But I am hoping to go there when I am over Stateside in October!
keep me posted? :-)
Yes, do explore Wisconsin more! *mischievous grin*
Chicago has great bike trails? I wish I lived there! :-)
I hope the arrangements all go smoothly. Sounds like you know what to do, so that's half the battle, right?
It does! They tore up a couple of old railroad lines and made them into bike trails - thank heavens!
Thanks so much - and now I can hopefully come up and visit you and Gaya some time. *S*
Yes, do! We miss our Ros.
OMG, you're moving back! Huzzah! I must've missed the earlier post.
I'm sad you have to leave that area of Indy you're in, because it rocks... but I think Chicago does have more opportunity right now (as I've discovered).
Well, you know you've got friends here if you need help with the move! I can drum you up some good help :-)
YAY! New JOB!
YAY! NEW PEOPLE! I love change, but I understand it's hard to leave a place behind. But you can visit when you come down to KY. *glares*
I'm so happy for you Ros. You deserve only the best!
*G* Hey, girl!!!!!
Say, BTW... we'll have to see about visiting. *ducks rotten tomatoes* Can you email me with EXACTLY where you are? I'm leaving Wednesday (possibly Tuesday), and the place I'm going to is Townshend, TN. I need to see if you're on the way, and, if not, how far away you are. Also, when is Mel's play going to be on? Thanks!!!
I live right off of I-75.
Mel's play is on the... 23, and dates around that.
Not sure when.
No, Richmond, it's just 15 miles north of Berea.
|Date:||April 13th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)|| |
YAY! You'll be in Illinois!!!!
Now, could I entice you into hiking at Starved Rock? lol
If you want, I can put you on our moot list for meetings, events, etc....
Just let me know!
*L*! Yes, you probably could... put me on! *S* Thanks.