Tonight was the Charlestown Preservation Society's (CPS's) Annual Meeting. Yeah, so what. Well, first Jess is (... was) the president of CPS, and second, tonight, she passed the proverbial torch!! It is with great pride and joy that this post comes to you. Pride, because Jess did a fantastic job as president. Joy, because I am so happy for her and that she'll be spending less time on CPS activities (she remains a member of the board). Jess' tenure was highlighted by oversight of the installation of new interpretive signage at the Training Field, embarking on a strategic planning process for the organization, and of course, the mammoth endeavor of pulling off the Historic House Tour. To the right is a beautiful gift given to Jess this evening. Way to go!
St. Germaine. Credit Zappa for being way ahead of the curve on this one. He is a true master. Any drink menu worth its salt these days will have a St. Germaine cocktail included. This elderflower liqueur is music to the taste buds - and a pain in the wallet (sh%t's not cheap). But, straight on the rocks, it's delectable. Or, try the latest addition to my mixology page ... Serendipity. With some good gin and sufficiently muddled mint, this libation is pure enjoyment. Each flavor is present, in its own subtle way. A wonderful cocktail.
For the sake of posterity, I thought I'd record a number of notable achievements/happenings over the last month. Elise was quarantined for 3 weeks after a potential exposure to the measles at her first doctor's appointment ... she was only 4 days old - WTF!? On a positive note, Sean can check off an item on his Bucket List - he played in his first soccer game at the age of 40. On a negative note, he also had his first root canal. The Bruins took home the coveted Stanley Cup, ending a 39-year drought! And Elise participated in her first competitive event ... her and Sean "ran" the 2k Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race (Elise slept as Sean pushed, slowly.) Photos here.