Since Ly aced her first semester of grad school, she spent the last week relaxing a bit before summer classes started. Of course that relaxation time included coloring, sewing, cooking, reading and hanging out with Alan as much as time allowed.
Last Friday Alan and Ly celebrated Alan's day off from delivering babies by venturing out to a nearby fun park. It had mini golf, go-karts, an arcade, and even bumper boats. Ly desperately wanted to ride the bumper boats but it was freezing outside so she and Alan played two rounds of mini golf and rode the go-karts instead. After Ly beat Alan in a go-kart race (and at air hockey) and Alan beat her at mini golf (twice) the pair happened upon a Mexican bakery where they got a few treats. All in all it was a fun night and Ly looks forward to the summer when she can go ride the bumper boats.
The other day Alan noticed that our dear friend Hop had decided to make the move from Rockville to Richmond. But how do we know it is Hop, you may wonder, since all geese look almost the same? Well this goose happens to have a limp, just like Hop.
I think not.
Anyway, Hop being the intelligent bird that he is, picked an excellent place to settle down. It is adjacent to the hospital (he really likes medical buildings) and has lots of fresh grass, and a huge pond.
The best part. though, is that Hop has a "lady friend" whom we call Hip and who appears to be nesting.
Obviously Ly has already been to visit Hip & Hop multiple times in the past few days, and can't wait for their eggs to hatch.
Well Ly's first semester of grad school is winding down. All in all she has enjoyed it and learned a lot...especially about the Old Testament. She still has 2 papers that are due next Sunday (yikes) that she needs to finish (start as the case may be) and then she'll officially be finished.
Secretly Ly is hoping to finish by Friday so she can have the entire weekend to do fun things before Alan embarks on his 2 weeks of delivering babies at night, but time will only tell.
Any finger crossing/praying you feel inclined to do on her behalf will be most appreciated.
Friday Night, Ly and Alan decided to take a break from all the craziness of the week and go on a date.
It was tons of fun.
First up on the agenda was to go visit a certain family member...it was raining so Ly and Alan stood out in the rain and hung out with their favorite feathered friend 'til Ly's jeans were sopping wet. Ly loved every second of it.
After a quick stop at the house to change into dry clothes, (there is nothing worse than wet jeans) they then went out to dinner. Being adventurous spirits, they tried a new (to them) place which was decent but probably not a place they'd frequent again.
But that was okay because then they went on a late night target run. Being at Target late at night when there are perhaps only a dozen other people in the store is one of Ly's favorite things. You can sing and dance and act crazy and there are hardly any people to witness it. Also you don't have to wait in line to checkout. We suggest you try it sometime.
THEN it was on to their final destination of the evening: a late night movie. And it was excellent. Not only did they both enjoy the movie, but everything was free since last time Ly went to the movies, she unexpectedly got a ton of reward vouchers for free stuff. Needless to say Alan was excited to get to have popcorn AND candy while at the movies. And neither one needed to eat breakfast the next day because they were so full.
**Obviously the events surrounding Patriots Day hit very close to home for both Ly+Alan. But nobody was more surprised than Ly was when she saw the manhunt occur down the street from her old house. Crazy to think that she spent many mornings running around that Watertown neighborhood. Goes to show you really should get to know your neighbors! Luckily all of our friends and old roommates are fine and we all breathed a giant sigh of relief when the suspect was caught. Boston Strong.**