Time to push the flowers down the page. If you thought they looked dead a week ago, you should see them now. (Yes, they’re still on the little table where I set them to take the picture. Sad, I know.)
It’s the weekend! Yeah, I’m betting you already knew that. But it’s a good one, and it’s only Saturday! J.P. took yesterday off and we ventured into the city. We like to wander around Reading Terminal Market (pronounced “Redding,” like the railroad) and just soak up the sights, sounds, and smells. And believe me, there are smells. Flowers, fish markets, meat markets, bakeries, spice stores, and any kind of cuisine you can imagine—all of the scents blend together as one. Need some pigs’ feet? How ’bout some sugar from Mauritius? You can find both—and dog collars—at RTM.
My favorite find was this:
The bottom scoop was banana, and the top scoop was chocolate marshmallow. Mmmmmmm . . . yummy.
Yesterday’s paychecks included the remainder of our 2006 bonuses. Believe me, that’s not exactly a blog-worthy event. But! It was almost enough to cover the cost of my new toy(s): Adobe Creative Suite Premium 2.3, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat, plus a handful of other applications. Because J.P.’s in grad school, we were able to get the student price, which is MUCH less than retail. Good thing, because we’re probably going to have to buy a new Mac to handle it all!
We’re making plans for summer vacation with J.P.’s brother and family, and yesterday we firmed things up. We’re going to rent a house in the Outer Banks. And man, what a house it is: six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, hot tub, game room, golf cart; the works! And the best part is that Mags is going with us.
This morning we got our butts out of bed and went to breakfast with the neighbors. We hadn’t seen them in quite a while, and it was really fun. And now we’re off to take pictures at church. If any of them turn out, I’ll post a few. Have a great weekend!