Friday, August 28, 2015

Happiness is living a life having fun, friends, and freedom. -Lorrin L. Lee

 Just a few photos from some of the activities Job and I fit in while he was here. Every little date was heavenly, no matter what we did ;) I could use a date with that guy right about now.

Anyways, one of the things we did was to head to the Mystic River to help clean up invasive water chestnuts. These plants were brought to the river by a Harvard Professor (jeez, thanks Harvard ;) and because they are not native to the area, they become invasive and hurt the local plants and animals. So we volunteered to canoe around and hand harvest the plants. It was actually really fun, and we felt happy we could do a little something to help our local river ways. I have a lot of work to do in becoming more eco friendly, but I really do love this earth and try to leave it a clean and happy place to live :) More about the Mystic River Watershed Association here, for any locals who might want to get involved.

We headed to Saus afterwards, because getting rid of those bossy plants works up an appetite for poutine!

 We came across Haymarket, and couldn't resist stopping in and buying some produce (a lot of it in fact).
 There were some fun fruits this weekend, including fresh lychees (not pictured), which I've always wanted to try! They are delish. We asked about 7 vendors for jicama, but everyone just showed us their cucumbers (not an inuendo. Real cucumbers). Whole foods saved the day with all the jicama we could want later.

One morning we meandered around our old walking trail with the dogs. These gals LOVE Job, and he loves them. I love walking with Job, and the podcasts we listen to, so everyone was happy and filled with good feelings ;)

These fine folks had us over for great food, music, and conversation. There is always great food, music, and conversation at the Navas. We like these people.
Desserts 1 and 2. I'm not even joking, and I'm definitely not mad.
                                                                               We played with food.

 We got to the temple together, which was much needed, and very calming. It is one of my happy places.

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company did King Lear for Shakespeare on the Common this year, and we partook. After reading up on the plot and story of course, because the tragedies are always harder for me to follow than his comedies. I imagine it's even harder when English is your second language, so I'm grateful for Job for being the intelligent, dapper, and cultured gentleman he is. He is always up for an artistic endeavor, and I really love that about him. The play was fantastically performed, the weather perfectly perfect, and the food truck pizza piping hot.

Just cruising around the city. Isn't this aerial sculpture so lovely! It's called As If It Were Already Here, and is by Janet Echelman, and is along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. I really need to go back at night when it's lit up. I've heard it's stunning. 

We stopped by Job's alma mater one afternoon to take some photos for a little project. It is so crazy to think it has been over a year since he left! Two degrees, four years, (all our money haha), and many adventures at that place. It's a really good place, but as Job is correct in saying, you really need to make your own good experiences no matter where you go to school. I think he made some good choices which helped him have a positive experience. It is a fantastic school, and we are grateful for the opportunity he had to attend there. Oh, and did you hear about the merger between The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music? Interesting....

I like it when Job serenades me on the piano or violin (or any of the instruments he can play). It's just romantic, ok.

This is my favorite.

This is the end.

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