Shopping and Then Dinner on My New Table

March 21st, 2004 · 19 Comments

Crate & Barrel
Looking Down 5 Floors, Crate & Barrel, Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Crate & Barrel
Looking Out the Skylight, Crate & Barrel, Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Dining Room Table
My New Dining Room Table, Wicker Park, Chicago

Rachelle
Rachelle, Wicker Park, Chicago (Photo by Nancy)

Seared Scallops with Lemon & Dill
Seared Scallops with Lemon and Dill, Wicker Park, Chicago

Nancy's Salad
Nancy’s Salad, Wicker Park, Chicago

Rachelle & Nancy
Rachelle & Nancy, Wicker Park, Chicago (Photo by Josh)

Nancy and Josh came down today from Milwaukee to go shopping on Michigan Avenue and to help me with some things around the house. We went shopping first and then came back and Josh assembled my dining room table and chairs while Nancy and I cooked dinner – seared scallops with lemon and dill. We also had rolls, a garden salad, and shoepeg corn. Dessert was apple pie a la mode. Josh also helped me hang a full-length mirror and some miscellaneous hooks around the house. Josh is my rent-a-husband.

I am so excited to have a dining room table now.. Also, two days ago I bought a set of silverware because I knew Nancy and Josh would be over for dinner. In New York I survived for 2 1/2 years with only one knife, one fork and one spoon and that is all that I had before I bought the new set. I feel so grown up. Now I just need to get some dishes and glasses. Tonight we had to eat our delicious meal off paper plates and disposable bowls! I’m getting there little by little. It can be annoying to have to get everything from scratch, but it’s fun because this is the first time in my life that I’ve been able to go to the store and pick out everything, exactly what I want, and not be hanging on to hand-me-downs that I have just because they were free but that I don’t really like.

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