Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I had a long week — one that involved cleaning up multiple children’s puke, pee, poop, and a spilled glass of red wine (full) on a beige rug (salt is the cure, if this ever happens to you), and don’t even get me started on the freezapalooza we’ve been experiencing here in NYC (and most of the country). It was snowing this morning, so I used that as a handy excuse to keep Jackson home from school since I didn’t feel like commuting the one-mile with him in the winter mess. (Seriously, whose idea was it to enroll him in preschool a mile away?? We’re urban folk without a car; everything essential — bread, milk, wine, cheese, and school — should be within a 3-block radius from home or WHAT’S THE POINT?). Anyhoo, we skipped school this morning and went for a snowy walk instead, meeting up with my friend, Mary, at the coffee shop, and then going grocery shopping and then coming home and eating string cheese and applesauce, so I guess that’s not a bad way to spend a Friday morning.
Now it’s the weekend and I don’t really have any plans except finally renting “Boyhood” with Drew tonight, since we missed it in the theater and it became available on Netflix this week, and then meeting my friend Matt tomorrow for brunch and then hitting a flea market.
Ooh! Do you want to hear a confession? After years of thinking and talking about it, Drew and I took the plunge and bought a TV for our bedroom. It arrived yesterday and Drew’s going to set it all up this evening, in time for our “Boyhood” viewing (I hope). I know everyone says a TV in the bedroom ruins marriages and, as a “relationship expert” of sorts, I should know better, but I DON’T CARE. I want to watch movies in bed! So, we’re doing it. And if our marriage starts going down the shitter and we stop, like, acknowledging each other because we are so transfixed by the large screen in our room, then I guess we’ll just have to list the damn TV on Craigslist or something and hope it’s not too late to piece back together our matrimonial harmony. But until then: MOVIES IN BED, MOVIES IN BEDDDDDD!