I’m so excited — tomorrow night Drew and I are going to see Lucinda Williams as part of the New Yorker Fest. The show’s going to be in a small, intimate venue with an interview beforehand and a Q & A session afterwards. Lucinda is one of my favorites — favorite anythings – and I’ve been a big fan for about 14 years or so. I’ve seen her maybe eight times, but it’s been a few years now, so I’m thrilled Drew got me tickets to this show for my birthday.
Tomorrow morning we have a 1-year-old birthday party — not for Jackson, but for his best buddy/ son of our friends’. Jackson turns one on Tuesday, but we aren’t having a real party for him (we had a dinner with family last weekend). Babies don’t know it’s their birthday so a 1-year-old party is really for the parents — and why not? Surviving the first year of parenthood is a big milestone. But Drew and I would rather spend our money on a sitter and go see Lucinda Williams, so that’s what we’re doing. (I am, however, going to bake a pumpkin spiced cake for the big day, and make all of Jackson’s favorites to eat, which essentially means banana and pumpkin-flavored everything. UPDATE: I wrote this this morning and since then, I went shopping at Trader Joe’s where I bought, among other things — like their amazing Kettle Corn, holy crap — a small pumpkin spiced cake. So I’m cheating. But I’m going to make frosting from scratch and decorate it myself, so that sorta counts, right? Also, I will probably always do store-bought Halloween costumes, FYI. Let the mom guilt begin!).
On Sunday night we’re going to go see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn’s brand-spankin’ new sports arena located just blocks from our apartment. Drew scored free tickets at work, so we’re gonna take the little guy. Hope he likes the show!
If I can, I hope to squeeze in a bike ride or two, a trip to the playground with Jack, some cooking, some reading, and “Homeland” (if I can stay awake). What are you up to on this lovely fall weekend?