I know this is absolutely ridiculous, but I have to admit I have
never taken the Chicago Metra train in my whole 5 years of living
here! I was actually forced to take the Metra from Downers Grove to
my Salvation Army rotation in downtown Chicago this past Friday as
my car quit on me early last week. Aside from my broken down car
being a headache, the train was so easy and the best part was I
didn't have to sit in traffic on the way back home! I am totally
going to take the train much more often!
Valentine's Day Fondue!
Since Valentine's Day fell on a Monday,
my boyfriend and I decided to make dinner and have a quiet night at
home. When I got home from my clinic shift late in the evening, I
was surprised with a bubbling pot of cheese fondue and heart shaped
rice crispy treats! Yum! On top of my dinner surprise I also
received some paraben and phthalate free bath products! I finally
have my friends and family trained to look for products that are
free of harsh preservatives that are known to create long term
Phthalates are used in plastics to give them their flexibility
and durability. The use of phthalates is being phased out, as there
are emerging health concerns over their safety. Parabens are used
to increase the shelf life of cosmetics and are found in an array
of products from shampoo to toothpaste. Parabens can also be added
to food to prevent spoilage. Products without parabens and
phthalates are becoming more available especially in many infant
bath products. It's something to keep in mind the next time you go
to the store for toiletries!
The final move!
This weekend wrapped up my month of moving… FINALLY! My
boyfriend and I rented a 16-foot truck with a car carriage attached
to the back to haul the rest of my apartment and car back home. I
know it had to be unnerving to drive that big truck with an
additional car in tow, but my boyfriend would never admit it!
It was nice to spend some time with my family and get out of school
mode for a few days.
I am counting down the days to graduation… Only 2 more months
now!! I am so ready to graduate… can't wait!!