1. The Art Institute of Chicago
2. The chandeliers in the Italian restaurant, Volare
3. Getting the hell out of O'Hare, the airport that tried to kill my joy
4. Finding an excellent airport sandwich
5. Reuniting with the cats, who were one wiggly mass of fuzzy excitement as soon as we opened the apartment door
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.