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Back Bay Hawk

This morning while eating breakfast and looking out the kitchen window, I saw something new – a big red-tailed hawk sitting on top of the telephone pole outside!

The Back Bay Hawk

I was able to snap this photo, and one second later it flew away.  Pretty cool to see this big guy (or gal?) in the middle of the city.


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This weekend Kara and I went strawberry picking at Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA.  Saturday morning was about the only warm and sunny part of the weekend so we really lucked out.  It cost $6 for each basket, which holds about 2.25 pounds, and we filled them both after about 30-40 minutes of picking.

A pic of my beautiful bride, plus our plans for the berries after the jump

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I just recently learned about the Toy Society from Urban Craft and as soon as I went to their blog I knew I had to join. Toy Society members create handmade toys and leave them in public places for others to take home and enjoy.  This weekend Tom and I made our first two drops.

Drop #1
Details about our drops

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CVS Logo

This week’s CVS deals are a bit better than what we’ve seen in the last few weeks, but still only so-so.  We’re only taking advantage of a couple deals:

  • Dry Idea Deodorant
  • 2 for $5, used $2/1 coupon (x2, printable here).  $1 OOP.
  • CVS Facial Tissues (200 ct.)
  • Buy 1 at $1.99, get one FREE (used $2 EB’s so $0 OOP.)

We don’t use the Dry Idea brand, but it was such a good deal that we bought them so that we could give them away.  I just found out that my co-worker collects toiletry items to distribute at the Women’s Lunch Place, a shelter that serves lunch to homeless women not too far from our apartment.  So they’ll go to good use.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Women’s Lunch Place, I found this great article online.

Have you been able to use CVS deals to buy items to give away?

For more info on CVS deals:

CVS Savings Plan: Week of May 3, 2009
CVS Savings Plan: Week of April 19, 2009
CVS Savings Plan: Week of April 5, 2009

See more CVS savings at “Cents”ible Sawyer’s CVS Superstars
See more CVS scenarios at Saving Cents with Sense
Even more CVS savings ideas at Money Saving Mom

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This last weekend Kara and I spent most of Saturday at the Esplanade, reading our books and soaking up the sun.  The cherry trees were in bloom and we had a fantastic day.  Happy Spring!

Cherry Trees at the Esplanade

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Kara and I were out for a walk on Sunday and were pleasantly surprised to find the 15th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Boylston Street.

It was a HUGE parade with lots of participants:  schools, churches, clubs, bands, dancers, performers, young and old.  Even though we’re not Greek it was fun to watch.

Trojan Soldier on a Car

We saw groups from:

St. Spyridon Cathedral Greek School:  Worcester, MA
St. Spyridon Cathedral: Worcester, MA
Arcadian Society of MA
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: Brockton, MA
St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church: Braintree, MA
St. Demetrios Greek School: Weston, MA
St. George Greek Orthodox Church: Lynn, MA
New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society

See pictures of these groups and more after the jump

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I just wanted to make a quick post about an upcoming FREE concert that I just read about:

The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Eric Hewitt, conductor
Robert Sheena, English horn
The Boston Conservatory Theater

Date: April 28, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: The Boston Conservatory Theater

ANTHEIL: Jazz symphony
MARTI EPSTEIN: New piece for Robert Sheena and The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
VARESE: Deserts for ensemble and electronics

This is right around the corner from us so we’ll try and make it.  Maybe we’ll see you there!

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