Sorry for the lack of post last night… Adam and I were out celebrating!
Celebrating what, you might ask?
Well, when Adam got laid off in October, he spent months looking for work to no avail thanks to this lovely economy. About 3 months ago, he really started thinking about what he wanted to do… and came to the conclusion that another corporate/office job was not what he wanted to do with his life. So what to do? The immediate answer was “be a teacher.” Apparently, it was originally what he had thought about doing, but went to college for business instead. After getting information about what he needed to do to get into a teacher education program, Adam registered for a 5-hour test that Illinois requires to GET IN to a teacher education program. He took the test on June 6.
He got the results yesterday.
HE PASSED!!! Starting in the fall, he’ll be taking classes to become a teacher, and this will become a 2-teacher household! I can’t even imagine the number of red pens and papers to grade in this house once he’s teaching full time… but I’m SO proud of him and beyond excited that he’ll be doing what he wants to do with his life. I love you, Adam!!
Needless to say, we had celebrating to do, and what better way than with food? There’s a seafood place near us that used to be a Joe’s Crab Shack but got sold… so now it’s Moe’s Crab Shack. They have a similar menu, no cheesy rolls (a good thing) and slightly smaller portions (also a good thing.) My camera and phone were both battery drained from camp, so Adam did the photography on his G1 phone.
Now, let me tell you all… we almost didn’t take a picture of our appetizer. It is not the usual thing we eat. But, part of this blog is accountability, so yes. We got crab balls (no, not THAT part of the crab… balls made OUT of crab) that came with fries. And they were delicious. And fried.
Then, we each got the same steamed dinner to counteract (ok, faulty logic but whatever) the friedness of the appetizer. Each of us had a SteamPot full of 2 kinds of crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and one small piece of Andouille sausage.
The whole thing was dusted with Old Bay (which immediately made me think of Rose) and all the hand-washing and wet naps in the world couldn’t get the smell out! I think I finally smell normal this morning.
Today, I’m actually off from camp, but I know you LOVE the camper quotes so much, so here ya go, as said by a 4-year-old while watching Ice Age 3 yesterday: “Hey Mara! If I draw faces on the eggs in my fridge, will they turn into dinosaurs too? Cuz that would be scary and cool!”
I’m off to the Farmer’s Market now (my first time to my town’s market!) and then Adam and I are in for a marathon cleaning session! There’s sure to be a post tonight, Cute Food Saturday tomorrow, and a BBQ recap Sunday morning.