Hi there friends! It has been two weeks since I’ve written a blog post, and I thought it was about time I jumped back in. What has been keeping me away, you may ask? I’d like to be blaming my new best friend, but that so far does not seem to be the cause. Who is my new best friend, you may ask?
Yes, it is here, the power is connected and the water is hot! Ahhhhh!
I really can’t blame Monsieur Le Hot Tub because I’ve been using it at night before I go to bed and that has never been a blogging time for me.
In addition to the installation of the hot tub, a tumble of activity has caused me to be away, I suppose. Since I last blogged, Sarah has started her on-road driving lessons with the driving school. I’ve spent some time getting her familiar with the car. Meghan stopped by for a quick visit before heading to the Big E. The last time I went to the Big E was two years ago. You can see a few posts from my visit then if you like. In this one, a bunch of animals have a crazy conversation. Here, I did a photo assignment for Scott Thomas. This one is a slide show of a ride down the big yellow slide.
One of my uncles also passed away last week, so I had some quiet visiting time with family.
This weekend was Family Weekend at Clark University. Sarah and I headed out to visit with Meghan. I took the girls to lunch yesterday at a place that used to be a favorite when I lived in the Worcester area so many years ago, O’Connors Restaurant.
(I wish I had a photo without the stranger standing in front of the place, but this was a quick snap I decided on at the last moment)
It is a great Irish-themed restaurant with a wide variety of choices on their menu with all sorts of great Irish memorobilia and knick-knacks on the walls. This plaque was in the booth where we were seated:
The rest of our girls’ day continued with shopping at a local mall (treated both girls and myself to some new shoes, woo-hoo!), Chinese take-out for dinner in Meghan’s dorm and a show on campus called “Clark’s Got Talent”. There were definitely some interesting acts. I told Meghan she should have auditioned with one of her lovely pointe dances and taken one of the top prizes for the night!
I had a great day spending it with my two daughters. I don’t remember the last time the three of us had a nice day like that. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.
I haven’t really picked up my camera in recent days (the photos above are from my phone), but today is the official start of autumn. Soon New England will be awash in beautiful color, so I am hoping to find the time to get out with the camera and try to capture some of it. I hope the final days of summer treated you well and that autumn brings you, as one of my blogging friends Carol likes to say, enough.