Monday, February 22, 2010

Not Much New

Hello all! Not too much going on in either of our worlds. I am recovering from Mardi Gras (working, not partying) and excited to finish the interview process for a job as an Admissions Counselor at Loyola. Some good books, good friends, waiting tables, and an ongoing successful Vespers program all on my plate today. Also, my sister and new nephew are healthy and safe, back at home, after a rather ideal (if long) delivery and some typical causes for observation.

Quinn is just getting over a bad cold/flu/thing she picked up last week. It was especially insulting because she had just picked up her dive kit and was excited to use it at the pool, but had to sit out (although it seems she was in good company). Her classes continue, sometimes over-long, usually more interesting and rewarding than last semester. Heck, she gets to dive.

We should have some pictures of Quinn's new kit soon, I hope. Afraid I don't really have anything to photograph.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Quinn's Trip to New Orleans

Quinn traveled to New Orleans to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and the successful completion of her Fall semester. We really packed in the fun! We ate the best food in town - boudin and scallops at Beaucherie; blackened redfish and bacon-wrapped quail at Jacqueimos; some amazing chicken and the most unusual, delicate cheesecake at Bistro Daisy; duck po-boy at Crabby Jack's. Everything tasted amazing.

We also enjoyed the political/erotic comedy of Krewe de Vieux, one of the first parades of the year, and the most popular 'underground' parade. We went there with our friend (and Quinn's twin) Mary, who had just gotten engaged that morning! Go Ryan! That evening we visited the mothership, Buddig Hall, to distract Shea, Alex, and Dayaamai.

Quinn is off again. Since Tuesday she has learned about ship architecture, practical scuba, and museums. She thinks that this semester should be more interesting, so the challenges less challenging, than last semester.

I am still waiting on news from three jobs. Meanwhile, Katie is still waiting to deliver Jack. In all, it is a very pregnant week for us (get it - metaphorical and literal. yuckyuckyuck).