The Weekend: #bostonstrong Edition
I'm pretty sure you all know how my weekend started off... on lockdown. I woke up Friday morning to about 12 text messages alerting me to what had happened while I was sleeping. I actually work in Watertown. All of that press coverage? Literally right outside of my office. So while I hate that any of this had to happen at all, I'm thankful that it happened overnight and not during work hours. Needless to say I spent all day and night Friday glued to my TV and twitter feed.
It was such a relief to be able to get out of the house the rest of the weekend. Justin and I took advantage of our freedom on Saturday and registered at Crate & Barrel and Macy's. Seriously, SO FUN. It should come as no surprise that I was excellent with the scanner. The employee at C&B who helped us was quite impressed/shocked/surprised that we managed to accumulate a 7 page wish list. What can I say? We wanted to be prepared.
On Sunday we made our way up to Boylston Street for the first time since the bombings. That was tough. It makes it all very real. While it's still difficult to process everything that happened, seeing the memorial and Boylston helped in the healing process. Last week was not an easy one, and I'm happy that we're starting a new one. This city will never be quite the same, but let's just hope the changes are for the better. I think this simple, but to-the-point quote is a good one to keep in mind as we move forward: "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -MLK Jr.
Linking up with the usuals today: