Women’s March NYC, 2018. I thought they were funny.
Happy weekend everyone! This week DW quietly turned seven years old! Some of you have been around since the very beginning, and whether you are one of those longtime loyal readers, or fairly new, or you’ve come and gone, thank you for being part of this ride. One of my very favorite parts of this community is witnessing — and celebrating and commiserating about — all the many, many life changes among us: graduations; new jobs; promotions; first dates; new loves; engagements; weddings; divorces; babies; job loss; illness; grief; home purchases (and sales); big moves; and everything in between. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for being part of this community. I continue to learn so much, and I feel honored and humbled by your continued presence here — thank you!
This weekend Jackson and Joanie are going for an overnight sleepover at their cousins’ home in New Jersey without us. Jackson has done this before, but it will be Joanie’s first time and, even though she will be in the very capable hands of Drew’s brother and SIL, I feel just a wee bit anxious about her being away from us for a night in a different home (a different state, even!) while still really looking forward to having some time alone with Drew sans kids. We’re going to see a movie in the middle of the day! And go out for dinner and not pay a babysitter when we get home! And we might go out for brunch the next morning, and get shit done around the house (sealing marble countertops, re-potting plants, this and that!). Very exciting. Jackson, too, has been counting the days til this sleepover for weeks — he has this calendar, which has a magnet for “sleepover,” that he promptly placed on the January 27th square as soon as the plans were made. (He also asked us this morning, in a very serious tone, if we could please, please update his calendar while he was away.)
Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful weekend and spend it with people, or someone, you love.