Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Goodbye Summer, Hello College!!

As always happens, this summer has flown by, and this year I had the added mom-guilt of trying to squeeze in enough family time before our eldest headed off to college.  We managed to go to the "big wave beach" in Rhode Island as one last family event before JP left.  It was a cloudy day, but fun, nonetheless!

On JP's last day of work at the ice cream store, we went to visit him.  This shop was such a great summer job for him (and Andrew).  He made lots of tip money that paid for his portion of his first semester of college, and the owner and manager were so so nice to him.  The owner shook my hand on JP's last day to thank me for raising good kids, which made me tear up.  I hope all of my kids work here for a very long time!

Friday, August 6, 2021

7QT: A New Restaurant, A New Recipe and A New Job

 Thank God it's Friday!  And thank God that Friday's motivate me to come write here so I can join up with Kelly and the others for some Quick Takes...


Phil and I went away to the Caribbean for a much needed getaway!


We went to a new restaurant in the city next to us.  Can you believe this view and vibe?  It was so fun!

The place is right on the water, with sand and a stage for music.  We played cornhole and went for a walk while we waited for our table and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.  Cisco Brewers, we will be back!


I found a great recipe for Chicken Shawarma Salad (the kids ate it on naan) and it's the first time we all ate chicken thighs and liked it!