Really! There was a polar bear in the southwest suburbs of Chicago! I never would have thought I would see the day. A picture was snapped of the polar bear! The polar bear's name is Gertie. Say hi to Gertie...
Well, first I know what you are thinking! It looks like a teddy bear and not a polar bear! But it really is a polar bear! Second, you must be thinking that it's not real! Well, if it walks like a bear, and talks like a bear...oh, wait, it doesn't walk and talk like a bear!
So who is this mysterious Gertie the Polar Bear? It's my dad's mascot for his restaurant. For those Chicagoans...it's Lindy's and Gerties in Bridgeview and their mascot is a polar bear. My dad got this costume on E-bay! Way to go Dad!
And the person inside the costume at this particular time? Well, it's none other than my nephew Tony!
I decided to try to see him since he came in to town a few days ago. He has mostly been at the restaurant. I wanted to see him but I wanted to work out! What am I to do! So after work, I drove to a mall about 2 miles from the restaurant and parked. Then I ran 2 miles to the restaurant. Actually some of my cousin's and their family where eating there. So I had my dad make me a turkey on wheat, lettuce, tomato & mustard. I needed to eat dinner but didn't want something too heavy since I had to run back to my car in about 1/2 to 1 hour. It hit the spot. But yes, I had 1 cheese stick that was leftover from someone's food! And a few fries! But I stopped quickly before it became a disaster. Everyone else had fried foods, beef sandwiches smothered in cheese, the biggest sundaes you ever could eat!
Here is a photo of me and Tony at the restaurant.
Wow! Hard to believe he is only 15 years old! He towers over my almost 5'7" frame. But it was nice to see him and the rest of the family. At 8:20 pm, I jogged myself back to my car!
Now, I decided to weigh in today instead of tomorrow because I have a written test for a possible new job (fingers crossed). I weighed in with one eye shut! Yay! I lost 1.4 lbs. I'm back within my goal range! I actually want to lose a few more pounds before vacation hits mid-July!
What are your exciting weekend plans? Me? That test tomorrow morning, then I'm supposed to go shopping with my cousin. I desperately need new clothes but I hate shopping! I'm not good at it and after 1/2 hour, I get really cranky! So, I'm bringing along my shop-a-holic cousin Jessie!
**Lastly Danica at Danica's Daily is having an XAgave & Cookbook Giveaway! Sounds amazing so stop on over at her blog and enter for a chance to win!
**Also, Lindsey at Healthy Stride is having a Ryders Giveaway giving a pair of riding sunglasses away! So cool, I really want these! Visit her blog and enter to win!