Monday, May 11, 2009

And I'm Still Alive....

I still have not found a job in Philadelphia. Granted, I have not looked in the past 8 weeks or so, which may have a little something to do with it. However, I have been working. Where, you ask? My old job in Maryland needed a hand with a big fundraiser I used to run and asked me to return part time to fill in. It was a success and I made a little bit of money in the process so it was most certainly worth it.

However, it was not the best situation to nurture this new marriage of mine with me spending at least half of each week away. The whole point of this move was to be together in a new-to-us city and cultivate our present relationship status. So, in order to get back on track, I got to take my husband on a date. A sort of reward for being so supportive of me and a time to focus just on us...and the amazingly rich and delicious food of L'Oca.

It was a beautiful balmy evening and the clouds had actually taken a break after over a week of raining down around us. My husband made us drinks that he has since named Paisley. This name is very appropriate in a way I can not quite make you see without you tasting it. It is sparkly and warm and a soft rose color all at once. We tucked those in and then set out for the restaurant. It was a short walk through the pretty evening and everyone was out. We were not the only ones excited to be able see the sky. Our neighborhood hummed with a light-hearted vibe setting it up to be a lovely date. We arrived at L'Oca and were seated at a cozy table for two right by the open windows. We had a great view and we easily agreed on our menu choices. The evening was just amazing, sipping on wine with a soft breeze floating in and good conversation with the man who chose to spend his life with me.

I am so happy to be back, Philly.

1 comment:

emma discovery said...

Ohhh I love this. Great description of what sounds like a wonderful evening.