Friday, March 22, 2013


So, some stuff has happened lately. Quite a bit actually. I've been pretty darn busy. There are lots of pictures but stay with me here. There's big news in case you haven't heard.
1.  Specs got new specs. He is back out of bifocals now. We'll see if that helps improve his almost non-existent 3D vision (a product of his accommodative esotropia, possibly made worse by the bifocals).

2. We celebrated Pi Day with deep dish chicken pi(e) and chocolate mousse pi(e). Poo on you Pi Day naysayers out there. I mean, really, who doesn't want an excuse to eat pie? ;)

3. I celebrated the Ides of March by eating a Caesar Salad (and having a lunch date with some of my girls at Panera). Silly, I know. 

4. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day. (Are you seeing a trend here with the celebrating and the eating?) I love St. Patrick's Day. I've written about this before (here and here). I consider it a celebration of my heritage. Our good friend brought spinach puffs and green hors d'oeuvres 
Irish soda bread
and we shared a scrumptious feast of corned beef and cabbage and potatoes with soda bread,

Fruit salad: yummy, yummy!
green (and orange--don't want to exclude the protestants!) fruit salad and key lime pie for dessert. I know key lime pie is not Irish, and it's not even actually green, but again I ask you, who doesn't want an excuse to eat pie?! Every year we also like to celebrate by watching some of our favorite Irish movies like "Waking Ned Devine" and "Darby O'Gill and the Little People".

5. We got excited over the arrival of spring. Spring, glorious spring! Alabama springs may be some of the best in the whole world. We are going to miss them because. . .

6. We're moving! Last week our moving plans became official! Yep. We are moving across the country back to the frozen north. My husband took a faculty position at a university in central New York (SUNY Oswego: alma mater of Jerry Seinfeld and Al Roker in case you were wondering) and we are thrilled! This has been a long time coming and now that it's here things are moving pretty dang quickly. Our plan is to move at the end of June and we're nearly to the end of March already. Whoa Nelly! We will be taking a house hunting trip soon to check out what's available in the area. Exciting stuff!
A 1909 panoramic photo of the Oswego River and where it flows into Lake Ontario
Some of the campus housing--looks like a painting, doesn't it? So pretty!

Other happenings of note: I ate macarons (not macaroons, macarons) for the first time; Tank came in dead last in the Pinewood Derby but his car got the award for most artistic; I got a bad haircut (I'll spare you the pictures); Stretch had his spring band concert--awesome; my husband and I were able to attend a panel discussion  with Kim and David Lacks and a professor from Johns Hopkins about their grandmother, Henrietta Lacks and HELA cells. Fascinating!

P.S. My blogging may (or may not) be a little sporadic for the next couple of months as I prepare to move my family of six across the country but if you want to see what's going on with us more frequently, feel free to follow my Instagram feed. I'd love to see you there!


Jenn said...

Enjoy your early Alabama spring this year! We wont' be seeing flower like that up here for two more months... But we're so glad to have you back in NY!

Misty said...

Wow, NY. Have a wonderful, cold time there ;).
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