This weekend came with some struggles. Hard conversations, some tears, and airing out of frustrations. Both Adrian and I have been working long hours lately and wondering at times where that money has gone. Answer: college loans, car payments, rent, city living, medical expenses, etc, etc. Being an adult is difficult, yes? Earlier in my life two cardigans from Target for $30 was a no-brainer. Not so much anymore. Life goals, savings, simpler living. I know one day, I'll be proud of us for having been young and in love and broke and for having made it through. In the mean time, it's a little rough.
All that is to say, if ever there was a weekend for the helium shortage in Chicago to end, this was that weekend. When times get tough, buy heart and star shaped balloons. I always say.
Oh, you didn't know there was a helium shortage in Chicago? My good friend Meredith and I have been researching for her upcoming birthday party. Because a birthday party isn't a birthday party without balloons. And sadly, we had been informed time and again that helium was unavailable.
So for a dollar a balloon? I bought four. Three hearts. One star. For research purposes, of course. And also because I love them.
Do yourself a favor: buy a balloon for a dollar. I promise it'll make your day.