The last days of summer

Talk to me in October, right around progress note/report card/back to back Parent Nights/is it Thanksgiving yet? time, and I’ll give you 101 reasons why teachers, school therapists, and all school personnel are the most under-appreciated, underpaid, and overworked employees you’ll ever find anywhere.Β  But right now, after a full three weeks off, I don’t have much to complain about.
Here are a few photos from the last days of summer.

P1010681Afternoons at the Esplanade

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Getting cultured at the MFAP1010675

P1010707Discovering a great restaurant in Inman: Puritan & Co

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Where we met the local raccoon (look closely)P1010807And ate yummy summer food

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Spring is in the air

I’m enjoying every minute of living in a place with four seasons and I just can’t get enough of all of the flowers that are blooming. My snapshots don’t fully show how beautiful springtime is in Boston, but hopefully you will get the idea…

Some early flowers popping through around Easter.

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More early flowers at Arnold Arboretum.

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An bright spring day on Commonwealth.

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An afternoon in the park.

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Daffodils along the Charles.

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Spring has sprung…

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…with a blossom tunnel along the Charles.

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And a walk around the neighborhood.

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Snow Day!

I was a little crabby this morning about having another snow day, but I really can’t complain about having a long weekend and I’ll still have two entire months off this summer πŸ™‚

The real lesson I learned was to put my phone on silent (not vibrate!) if I think there is even a chance of a snow day, to avoid being rudely awoken at 5:00 am. Lack of sleep and hunger are really the only two things that make me crabby πŸ™‚

It’s a winter wonderland outside.

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One casualty of the storm. I guess on the bright side, at least the light is still working.

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The second casualty of the storm was my camera when I dropped it in the slush while crossing a street. It wouldn’t turn on after that, otherwise I would have more photos to share 😦 At least I was able to get the photos off of the memory card. I’m sure as soon as it all dries out, it will be up and running again.

Around here…

This is what the trees looked like last weekend.

Now there are nearly as many leaves on the ground as on the trees.

Crunching through the leaves on the sidewalks.

There are signs all over our neighborhood for a lost cat named Frank. I haven’t spotted her (yes, it’s a she) yet, but I did come across this fellow while walking over the BU bridge.

Saturday morning was hazy, but beautiful. It’s nice to see fog instead of smog.

By Saturday afternoon, the skies were clear and filled withΒ  some interesting rainbows. If you look closely, you can see three; my camera didn’t do a great job of capturing the rainbows.

A few photos from my week

Since I’ve been delinquent in my postings, here’s a tree from last week that is working on changing from green to orange.

On Monday I started my new job! This is what my desk looked like on Monday:

I’d like to report that it looks better now, but it doesn’t. The piles have shifted, but haven’t really gone away. The job is awesome, my co-workers are fantastic, and I have my own office. With a door. Unbelievable. Oh, and the students are pretty cool, too πŸ™‚

This is the tree that I get to walk by every day on my way to and from the parking lot at work. I suppose it won’t look this pretty for much longer…

Someone is feeling a little depressed about not having a stay at home mom anymore.

He’s actually adjusting quite well. I think he enjoys the alone time.

Some photos from my week

First of all, I would like to thank my five readers for NOT letting me know that I had housewife spelled incorrectly on my blog. In my defense, it was spelled correctly on my dashboard (that’s how I can see my blog, for non-bloggers out there). I’ll just pretend that I was doing a psychological test to see if you all could read what I was writing even though I left some letters out. My MIT educated husband still claims that I’m the smarter one out of the two of us πŸ™‚

Second, as of October 15, I will be employed!! So I guess I’ll be a working housewife. Or something like that. Don’t worry, I still plan to do fun stuff and write about it on here.

Now for some pictures from my week.

The week started out mostly green…

…and then started to turn more yellow.

Leaves are falling.

There were some gray days this week…

…and birthday celebrations began with cheesecake from 7ate9 Bakery.

And here’s a bonus from last week that I forgot to share. The BU boats out in full force under the bright blue sky.

Some photos from this week

Some flowers…

Some murals…

The Stata Center at MIT

Walking by this purple house always makes me happy.

And so does Junot. As in Junot, Pulitzer Prize winning, just so happens to teach at MIT, Diaz. More to come on that.

IΒ β™₯ Boston

On the river

I don’t know anything about boats, but sailing and rowing seem to be a pretty big deal in Boston.

What I do know is that I was immediately drawn to the colors of these boats I spotted on the Charles River.