Another laid-back Friday evening at the Chicago Patty's: leftovers, and pancakes for dinner, three cups of tea (ok...maybe more), What Not to Wear for the girls, and "coffee cupping" for the guys, the smoke detector going off because of the gas stove (this happens often), and talk of the wedding, of school, of news, and of encouragement.
We all started to get pretty sleepy at a certain point - the signal that it was time for Caleb, Haley, and I to go home (well, back to Moody). We took the familiar trek from Tyler and Lara's to the "L" station, and waited for our train under the heater lamps as the snow fell outside.
We settled into the back of the train, and sat down in our usual spots: Caleb and Haley next to each other, me across from them. This never happens intentionally, it's just a habit now, I guess. We almost always sit in these exact places, without even thinking.
It's all these little things that I want to remember, and capture, even just a little bit.