Sunday, September 5, 2010

This week has been crazy busy, but over all pretty good!

I have had tons of homework to do, first of all! But my Latin professor looked at what she was assigning us and decided to pare it down, which is nice. And I am enjoying my homework, which is always a good feeling.

On Wednesday, my mom called to tell me she sold my car...yay! I am so thankful for that. It is one less worry for us.

Then on Thursday, I got a job at the library! I think I have said this before on my blog, but my funding for school is a grant, not a TA or research job. So while I get money, I don't have to work for it. This job is great, because I will be making extra money, and I will get to study a lot! I am working about 16 hours a week to start with. I may move it up to 18 or 20, but I felt like I needed to start slow then move it up.

Friday, we met up with some friends of a friends (all in the grad department in math) for Duff hour. I'm not sure I'm spelling that right. It's a thing bars around here do where starting at four, local beers are $1. They keep it up until the keg they're using run's out. It was fun to get to meet and talk to some more people.

Then we headed out to dinner, just the two of us. We tried out a Mexican restaurant, but it was pricier than Mississippi restaurants, and just okay. But it had an amazing view of the water.

Bech worked Saturday morning, so I headed into the farmer's market with our neighbor and friend, Kylar. It was bustling! I added some pictures so you can get a feel for the farmer's market here.

This is the view walking up into the market. It's held in City Hall Park. It goes back pretty far. There are always tons of people with dogs and kids. People here bring dogs EVERYwhere! It makes me miss our Juno!

Of course, I had to get some of Half-Pints beautiful tomatoes. Here they are in the containers at the market. I stand there for about 5 minutes and pick out each one. They're $3.50/lb, and worth every penny!

Here are some more of their goods...artichoke and Japanese cucumbers.

Then Saturday afternoon, we headed about an hour down south to my professor's house in Shoreham, VT. We actually were able to come out to this house a few months ago when we visited. There was a departmental picnic, so all of the professors and their families were there. I loved getting to meet some of the professors I hadn't met yet, plus all of the wives and children.

After we got home, we hung out with Kylar and another of his math friends and played Settlers of Catan. I have been really lucky lately and have one 3 or the last 4 games I have played...that needs to change because Bech and Kylar are getting slightly annoyed and are starting to block me from the beginning!

Today we are headed to church. We are trying out a new church that is closer...paying the gas to go 35 minutes away every Sunday was killing us. We went last week and enjoyed it, and it seems to have a good population of people our age.

Finally, to end this, a food picture. I made these for a church picnic 2 weeks cupcakes with an orange buttercream icing...yum!


Courtney said...

Totally love the new layout!

Courtney said...

Mine is just one of the new blogger ones. And eeek! I'm coming to visit you soon!