Posts tagged ‘One of the Girls’
This weekend was a much needed visit with friends, evening with good music and topped off with a great meal at the end.
On Saturday Justin and I headed to Carol Stream, a suburb in Illinois to visit our good friends Susie, Erik and their daughter (our goddaughter) Jannah.
Here Jannah is showing Justin how to push her baby doll around in the doll stroller. I think he got the hang of it!
Susie and I took the day and went out for some “girl time”. Had lunch at Olive Garden and went to the mall to just hang out, talk and window shop. After that we headed over to Barnes & Noble where I sat and drooled over the books I couldn’t get! While we were out, Justin, Erik and Jannah had some time together. I’m not sure what they all did, but I know they did go to a dog sled race. Here’s Jannah meeting one of the dogs, who was also up for adoption.
I love huskies! I’m so glad I wasn’t there, trying to convince Justin we could do 3 dogs, because I know we couldn’t! When Susie and I got home, we got to work on dinner. We had homemade calzones. Very yummy! Here’s Erik getting the dough ready.
Dinner was awesome. After a bit, it was time for Miss Jannah to go to bed. The grown ups stayed up and played a game of Settlers of Catan (one of my favorite games). I won, actually I think I beat everyone pretty soundly and quickly. The game took less than an hour, which is very rare with that game!
Our night wasn’t over yet though! We said our goodbyes and jumped in the car to head to the Irish-American Heritage Center in Chicago. The best blueirishfolkgrass band in Chicago was playing there that night, One of the Girls!!
The beer was a flowin’ and the tunes were rockin’. It was great to be out with friends, listening to music and just relaxing! Justin had to head to home early because he had to work in the morning, so I stayed late and then crashed at my friend Abbey’s place. I’m glad I decided to stay longer, because I really did have a great time, and I needed that kind of an evening.
This is the Obsquatch. He plays the upright bass in the band.
Here is most of the band: Obsquatch, Tom, Tripp and Sean. There is one person missing, Mike D the accordian player. Where is he you may ask??
Yup, that’s right – he’s dancing on the bar, like ya do.
Here are a few shots of the crew having a great time and listening to some great music:
I think he had just said something mean to me…
Trish enjoys the gig…
Me, Sarah, Abbey and Evy.
The next day was V-day. I spent most of the day at Abbey’s while Justin was at church working. When he was done he came and picked me up. We went to Whole Foods because he wanted to make me a special dinner that night. It was AMAZING! Scallops (my favorite), lamb and rainbow chard. It was so so yummy, and beautiful, too!
Malcolm and Inara even got to enjoy the meal. We gave them each one of the lamb bones after dinner was over.
Inara was VERY HAPPY with her little treat!
Malcolm was a bit, um, demonic with his bone…
I love Irish Music…I have for a long time. My good friend Tripp is in an Irish band called One of the Girls. You should check them out. They have a great St. Pat’s Day schedule this week. I went to their show last night (which rocked the Casbah) where they opened for another amazing Chicago based band: Sexfist. Wait, what did you just say? Yes, I said Sexfist. They are an AMAZING bluegrass band, who at times also call themselves The Henhouse Prowlers. Whatever you call them, you need to check out their music. Please visit their website and buy their stuff, and also visit the website for One of the Girls, and buy there stuff…and then, since we’re on the subject, my fav Minnesota based Irish band is Wild Colonial Bhoys, and you need to see them as well, visit the website, and buy stuff!!