TGIF! It was a big week for me. As of Wednesday, I am now the mother of a 2-year-old! Jackson has thoroughly enjoyed his birthday week and all festivities around it, including not one, not two, but three parties (well, the third will be this weekend when we hang out with Drew’s family, and the second one was really just dinner and cake, but there was singing and guests so that counts as a party in my book), countless subway rides (the kid is obsessed), several cakes, one very cool 2 Train shirt from Daddy, as well as so many gifts from family and friends I have started looking for three-bedroom apartments to rent just so we can have extra space for all the toys. Anyway, Mama’s tired this week. Happy, but tired.
In addition to birthday festivities, I spent the week making a dent in my eBook I hope to have finished by the
holidays Valentine’s Day (finally, after what has seemed like endless things, both planned and unplanned (like a funeral or a site re-design or going out of town for a wedding or our babysitter needing a week or two off), I have a chunk of time to sit down and work on something beyond just writing the next day’s columns, which is great and feels almost like a luxury. I also have enjoyed getting into fall cooking (I made butternut squash soup yesterday and plan to make some chicken hash this weekend and maybe a hearty stew next week).
Oh, and I saw a movie! My friend Rachel took me to see “Gravity” for a belated birthday treat — only, I think, the fourth movie I’ve seen in the theater since Jackson was born (and the second one in three weeks, so I guess I’m on an upswing). Like some of you, I didn’t think “Gravity” lived up to its hype, but I enjoyed it and was happy to be sitting in a dark theater, wearing funny glasses, and not worrying about anything or anyone else for a couple hours. My favorite part of the whole experience, actually, was watching the previews before the movie and picking out what I want to drag Drew to in the next couple weeks when we take up our friend Mary on her offer for free babysitting some night (see, I told you I was on a movie upswing; then again, we could just get sidetracked by the nearest dive bar, which has been known to happen on occasion).
Anyhoo, that’s my week. Whatchoo been up to, Magoo? Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to our friends up north, and long weekend to those of you who are lucky enough to get Columbus Day off.