I don’t know about you guys, but this morning screamed Monday when my dreary tired eyes were struggling to open as my alarm went off. I was in such a deep sleep so when I frantically awoke I was instantaneously groggy and hazy. I think most can probably tell by my make-up job. Mind you I also jabbed my eye applying mascara #worstfeelingever. Needless to say, this is a multiple cups of coffee kind of day.
Anyways, we were blessed with some gorgeous weather over the weekend. The week maintained a high 80’s-low 90’s and by Friday night the temps dropped a little which was nice (and cool, literally and figuratively). So for the weekend we had beautiful high 60’s and pure sun with blue skies.My all around perfect temperature/weather would be high 70’s, low 80’s and all sun. Which state has that all year long???
Okay, enough of weather girl Jenny, lets get back to Lifestyle blogger Jenny 😉
This was the low 90’s day and we just didn’t feel like being home. Andrew suggested that we go out for dinner and I’m so glad we did because…Guys, these oysters were one of the best I’ve ever had. They were huge and so meaty. We went to Legal Seafoods in Chestnut Hill, which I never knew but depending on which location there’s different menu options…
Chestnut Hill (Legals) > Assembly Row (Legals)
At this particular Legal’s they had these seafood bowls that came with rice, your pick of a meat, spinach, seaweed salad (my fave), AND can you believe it….KIMCHI?!?! (Kimchi: a traditional spicy Korean cabbage) And I have to give them props because the kimchi was excellent, perfectly made to taste like the authentic home-style way.
Remember when I was all about The Local’s crispy shrimp bowls….well, I’m sorry The Local but I’ve moved on. You’re still delightful though and we will be back.
After work and dinner, with the sun still bright as ever, we decided to go for a walk around the Charles River in Boston.
Maybe I’m biased because I love my city so much, but these view just never ever get old.
I’ve never really ever walked around the entire Charles River (of course not, its 80 mi long) but even a little portion of it, I haven’t. But along the walk you find cute little bridges where the land splits off. And by the time we made it back around to the car… the same view as above but at night.
Initially on Thursday, Andrew sent me a link to a restaurant called Pier 6 which is notorious for their beautiful waterfront views of the Boston Harbor. So we were going to go, until we figured that everyone else would probably have that same idea with the weather in our favor so we nixed it and left it to Saturday. It was bittersweet because it wasn’t quite warm enough to be outside by the ocean (not to mention we were sitting in the shade- so we were FREEZING) but the views were gorgeous, you’re eating right on the water, and the food was amazing. I got linguine with clams and it was so full of flavor, I savored each bite….well as much as I could without eating it really fast so that we could escape the cool breeze by the water. Great place, but it’d be better if A. We had a jacket or B. it was 10 degrees warmer. We’ll be back.
My Sunday Funday adventure was great. Met up with my dad and sister for some lunch. I was thrilled because whenever we meet my dad for lunch its generally our favorite Korean somewhat hidden gem of a restaurant. Remember when I was talking about “banchan” Korean side dishes– well this is what a good spread of banchan should look like…If you’re curious on what each of them are; from TOP to BOTTOM, LEFT to RIGHT: yellow raddish & onion with the black bean paste to dip, kimchi, sweet and spicy kimchi, radishes (with the same kimchi flavor), cucumber salad, and bean sprouts.
After lunch Kathy and I decided to hang and catch up (YAY!) We went back to her place, saw Joey, her kitty ❤ ran some errands, and then she brought me to this park that I never knew existed.
Here’s Joey! I always say that she’s the only cat I’ll ever like because she’s the only one that actually snugs with me…
The one thing I love about parks like this is that you get the appeal of feeling like you’re out in the woods without actually having to be in the real woods. Cause’ God knows this girl ain’t good at roughin’ it. Where’s the electrical outlets?
At one point I stuck my phone in a tree and set it on a timer… Andrew has taught me well 😉
“Do you think the timer went off yet?”
Love my sister so much ❤ ❤
Thanks for a fun adventure Kathy!!!
I eventually got home to my love- and we used the rest of Sunday funday to do fun stuff like grocery shop and 2 loads of laundry 😉
Weekend in a nutshell.