Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Blue ... but not sad

Tonight, the Empire State Building is solid blue (in honor of NYC Outward Bound).

We, on the other hand, are not blue. Rachel is doing better--hooray--and Jeff and Mary are both getting compliments at work--hooray again--and all our kitties are healthy and happy--hooray times three.

That is not to say we are completely settled. As mentioned in another post, the adjustment process is still under way. There are times when Mary is overwhelmed by the sound in the area where she works. It is virtually impossible to escape the noise, although she has learned which direction to walk at lunchtime to avoid the touristy crowds and find a bit of solace.

And sometimes, the sheer mass of humanity we encounter each day--compared to where we used to live--can feel overwhelming. How many different people do we actually encounter each day? There is no way to even begin to count them.

So, what's on the horizon ... Rachel starts a painting class this Saturday. Sunday, Mary and Rachel are going to a modern ballet performance called DecaDance. Father's Day and Mary's b'day are coming up. Later, Mary and Rachel are going to see "Romeo and Juliet" by American Ballet Theater.

For Rachel's b'day, we're thinking of seeing a play. And Mary and Jeff's anniversary will be a special occasion: 10 years!

There's no shortage of things to do around here, that's for sure. And Jeff found a good new bike route--lots less traffic--that he plans to enjoy on the weekends.

It's been a rewarding and challenging experience thus far. Thanks for keeping up with our blog. We hope to keep writing them a few times a week.

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