We started mother’s day weekend with a little sidewalk sale to clear some space for baby swirley. Got up early, put things on the sidewalk (under an ominous sky) and made some hot chocolate to combat the unseasonably cold weather we are currently experiencing in America’s Second City (note shearling boots and scarf in photo below). After making fun of me for “bargaining myself down,” Mr. Swirley went for a nice long run (12 miles) to prepare for his upcoming (ridiculous) races – I spent my time eating bagels and watching our neighbor Jeff play with his newly purchased castanets. It is clear who had the most fun Sat AM. (And yes, that is a sweet equalizer and tape deck pictured in the bottom left hand corner.)
According to Mrs. D, they were all “sample items from Sears”. Harumph – I remember her wearing those polka dot shorts. Regardless, they are the best ever and I kept some choice items (bike shorts, pink shorts and polka dot shorts) just because. She hasn’t donated the rest yet…in case you are interested. But beware, Ho-Ho will wrestle you for many of the items.