I got to do a little redecorating.
I've had a chance to tour Naperville with my houseguests. (I cannot believe how many new stores have sprouted downtown. Couldn't find CeeBee's, however.*)
I've done a little experimental cooking. (Thank you, Sarah Jp, for all your assistance in the Low Country Shrimp Boil department. And Den, thank you for your muscle and culinary acumen.)
I've met lovely people from South Africa, Australia, Scotland and England. Also, Milwaukee.
I've loved seeing our grandson play peek-a-book with his great grandmother.
One of these days, we're closing this inn and finding smaller digs elsewhere, as you will recall from previous posts in this space regarding The Plan. And when that day comes, we will be so downsized, the dog will have to find alternative living arrangements.
So until then, I'm going to relish the hub and the bub of company. Reservations recommended.
* (Yes, I know the grocery store CeeBee's closed in 1996. It's where we bought Wonder Bread to feed the ducks on the Riverwalk, which now has warnings posted AGAINST feeding ducks or risk imprisonment. The world is indeed a curious place.)