Saturday, April 30, 2011
We've got an offer in on a little house and should hear later today if there is a a) flat refusal, b) acceptance, c) counter offer. I'm expecting a counter offer, and to settle on a mutually acceptable price. I'm being optimistic, you see.
Later today we're planning to go into town for the evening, with the intention of seeing an Imax movie at the Museum of Science. I am most interested in the "Mysteries of the Great Lakes". Transportation should be interesting - the nearest T stops are closed for construction and there is apparently some species of bus service to make up for it.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The pictures don't have anything to do with the book, but everything to do with the issues of class war that the book addresses. These were taken in the bus terminal at Boston's South Station. Public transportation is one of those things that the congress does not like to address in any serious way. I think it's seen as a poor people's issue and is therefore of no interest to the rich and powerful. It's probably more than that - low wage people who have access to good public transportation don't have to buy cars (on credit) or gasoline, for one thing.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I had always been of the opinion that the only thing more boring than baseball on TV was baseball in person. I officially back down from that position. I had a really good time and will gladly go again. It does not hurt that we had really good seats and that the Sox won 8-1 over Toronto.
After the game we met up with a friend who was running in today's Boston Marathon and her family for dinner at Grotto . It was a good meal (I continued my obsession with scallops!) with great conversation, and we all had a good time. Laura ended up with a great time of 3:33:38, a personal best which was also good enough to qualify her automatically for next year. Congratulations, Laura!!
Next week we'll be in Boston again to celebrate my birthday. The Museum of Fine Art has an exhibition of the glass art of Dale Chihuly that I am really stoked about seeing. We'll also have an Indian meal with the spicy cuisine I am craving and a bit of sightseeing and light shopping. I have a mad craving for a jar of foot cream from Lush, a wild extravagance I am determined to indulge.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I was the lucky winner of four (!) beautiful craft books in a comment contest on Kirstin Nicholas' blog! They came in yesterday but of course because our mailbox is on the street I had to come back today to pick them up. I could hardly wait to see them! Since my craft books are all in storage I am so happy to see these I can hardly contain my pleasure.
Right now I am at the local 'Bux, giving a prospective caregiver an introductory afternoon with Bruce. I am supposed to be looking around online for rentals closer to Shana's work, but of course I am blogging ang crowing over my score.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Dr. Gravity's Kite Shop had some wonderful and fun things, including (obviously!) some really beautiful kites. The kites, and loads of other things, are also available online.
I also visited Adventures in Knitting, which had been described to me as stocking mostly interesting and luxury yarns. It did not disappoint. They stock a lot of Frogtree alpaca in some beautiful colors. I picked up a few skeins in a beautiful nearly solid peach on clearance to add to my winter accessory stock and an interesting zuberball to replace the socks I ended up (with regret) passing along as a Christmas present last year.
Sunday Shana and I had the day free to go for an afternoon drive. We chose to go to Landfall Woods Hole for lunch, then out to a movie. It was a little too cool to sit outside for lunch, but otherwise a perfect day
Friday, April 08, 2011
Between the inconvenience of tethering two dogs in the same area and Mitzi's intense need for exercise I spend a lot of time walking dogs. I spend at least an hour and a half every day walking. My compensation, aside from well behaved dogs, is that I see lots of pretty things.