it actually felt like We Live Here today. we slept in half the day - and we NEVER do that. we're notoriously unable to stay in bed past 9am. we bumbled around in our pjs and ate the scones that remained from last night. we met two of our awesome new pals at our favorite local diner for breakfast at 2pm. then came naps - well, RedBeard napped, and i drew a portrait of him sleeping, in between chapters of this wacky book i'm reading. it was just chilly enough outside to bundle up in our peacoats before heading down to the neighborhood comic shop, Vigilante Press, for their anniversary party. the husband and wife that run this place are some of the nicest people we've met in Chicago, and i must say, their spread of party snacks put every gallery opening we've been to here to shame. since we bothered to get dressed, we stayed out a little longer and paid a visit to a lounge just blocks from home that we've somehow neglected until today. the California Clipper has been around since the 30s and has decor just my style, (and in my signature color, no less), not to mention grape soda on the gun, and their own ghost. the honky tonk band playing was pretty lackluster, but the vibe definitely comforted us in a Nashville nostalgia sort of way.
it's nice to be able to take a deep breath, and just hang out. i forget what it's like sometimes.