We spent the weekend in NYC. Our kids are on spring break, and our college-aged son took the train down to be with us. Mrs. T. decided to mix it up and booked us rooms in Greenwich Village. I really like that part of Manhattan: young, lively, and significantly more gentrified, which is both good
I love Saturday snowstorms. We’re due for up to 12″. But, before all that, we had a family outing this morning: a youth music gala. The eastern district of the state conducts auditions for various music groups. Those groups later will audition for the all-state groups. Two of our kids are in the district chorale.
This has been the best Christmas week of my life. Our son is home from his 1st semester at college. It is great to have him back. Also, no travel, some good meals, a happy vibe at the house, and a realization that our children have become very amazing people. Here are snapshots of memories. Mrs.
Mrs. T. and I tonight are cooking dinner. We last night had dinner out with friends, which was very fun. But, tonight, we are ditching a big-crowd cocktail party. We wanted to stay at home and just chill. So, I’m making some Mapo Ragù. It is very easy and delicious. If you like Korean food, this
I’m the household manager this week. Mrs. T. is out of town. It will be a quiet dinner tonight. Our oldest just went to college. Our other teens are out with a friend. So, it’s just our youngest child and I at home for dinner. Frankly, it is weird to have the house so quiet.
An empty bedroom, dark and unusually tidy. One fewer place setting at dinner. A piano no longer played daily. A feeling that times have changed. _____________________________ Mrs. T. and I dropped off our son at college. We are very happy for him as he launches on a new path. We agreed to try to focus