well, we're back from our somewhat impromptu trip to chicago, and our bellies are full! we went to karyn's cooked for dinner last night, and we met our friend chris at the chicago diner again today for brunch (and yes, i batted my eyelashes and asked them to make me another pumpkin shake!). we had fun doing not much of anything, and now we're home with some happy happy kitties, an extremely worn out greyhound, and our own comfy bed. maia is totally whupped from 48 hours straight of doggy day care (i think she might sleep until monday!), and it's kind of cute. today is her 6-month anniversary of being adopted, and it's also my half-birthday. big day! heh.