Sunday, September 27, 2009

Penny Likes It

I think Penny likes it here. She just keeps getting cuter! She sits up like a pro on the couch but still has a little trouble on her own. She's getting there though. Here are some recent pics!

Monday, September 21, 2009

If it isn't fresh, it isn't LEGAL.

I got a job as a server at Legal Sea Foods, which is basically the premier sea food place on the east coast, if not the country. If you don't believe me, Bon Appétit magazine touts a meal at Legal Sea Foods as among America’s “Top Ten Tried-and-True” dining experiences. Legal is also included in Patricia Schultz’s popular guidebook, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." So I was really excited to get hired.
And today was my first day.
So I get out on the floor, all ready to show off my service skills. I get the drink order for my first table of the day, a sweet, gentle elderly couple out for an early lunch. Two iced-teas. Simple. And, as if my life were part of some ridiculously cliche comedy, I served the lady her tea and spilled the gentleman's on his lap. A full glass of iced tea. Luckily the old man was as sweet and gentle as he looked, jesting that it must have been the drink ghost who pushed me. Bless his sweet, sweet heart and may it have many more beats.
The rest of the day went smoothly and I really am looking forward to the job. I will work night shifts so Dave can watch Penny after class. We'll seehow it all pans out...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What We've Been Up To...

In brief we moved three thousand miles across the country to the great state of Massachusetts, Dave by land, me by air. Dave started his Masters program in International Econ and Finance at Brandeis University and has been busy busy.

But we've had some fun too.
We visited the great American, Paul Revere's, grave.

And his house.
And his statue.

We visited Henry David Thoreau's shanty.

And let him hold our baby.We swam in Walden Pond. Beautiful and so warm!

We saw a free symphony at the Shell, an outdoor performance venue in Boston!

And won a ward pie baking contest! Well we didn't win. Ok, so we didn't even place, but we did enter and that makes us winners in my eyes! It was a "Sugar Cookie Apple Pie". We didn't have enough pie crust to cover the top so we made sugar cookie dough and covered it with that. I thought it was bomb and ate three pieces.

We're trying to get our apartment together and once we do I'll post some pics!