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
Dear Children, Thank you for accommodating Mother and me. We have had a great time this weekend in Back Bay and will be coming home around lunch time. We spent Friday evening walking around Back Bay and visiting some art galleries. The streets were full with many newly-arrived college students. We had a nice dinner
I love to read and follow all sorts of blogs. I use Feedly, which is a very efficient way, with one glance, to see what new posts have come. One of my favorites is David Lebovitz’s blog. He is an American expatriate living in Paris. He’s also a chef and writes about all sorts of
It is hot, but that’s okay. It is extremely sunny, but I can handle it. Am grilling steaks and red snapper for Sunday Dinner and enjoying the view. I cannot believe that there are only two weeks left until Labor Day. Our oldest child goes off to college then. I am squeezing what I can
As we slide into August, I am doing more Sunday cooking on the grill. It’s fast, easy, and doesn’t heat up the house. For a time, I was burnt out on using the grill. I used to be responsible for six meals nearly every weekend, and I hit the wall. But, I now am getting