holiday traditions and musical interludes

Guitars reflected in a silver ball at the music store. A few nights ago, John had a company party to go to, so the kids and I started in on the evening routine without him. Inspired by having sampled some delicious latkes at Phoebe’s class holiday party on Monday (which included both Christmas and Hanukkah … Continue reading holiday traditions and musical interludes

self-portrait, as drawn on a paper diner placemat on the occasion of the artist’s third birthday

I think it’s a pretty good portrait. Here is a photographic portrait of the artist by the artist’s mother, taken under poor quality diner light. (As you can see, he’s grown quite a bit since his first appearance.) And here’s a short video to document the excitement Theo had about the day: (Hong Kong recaps … Continue reading self-portrait, as drawn on a paper diner placemat on the occasion of the artist’s third birthday

catching up, bearing down

I don’t have much time tonight, as it’s 10:30, and I’ve got some work to do before a meeting tomorrow. However, I feel compelled to give an update.┬╣ Pregnancy seems to have finally caught up with me. After feeling strangely spry for the first 2 months of the 3rd trimester, my body apparently caught sight … Continue reading catching up, bearing down

where I’ve been, where I am, where I’m going to be

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about my frequent online absences again. I have lots to write about, but…you know the drill. I’ve been reading blogs, but once again, rarely can find the time/energy/coherence to comment. I’m sorry if I haven’t appeared to visit lately. I’m still visiting, just stealthily. I get dressed up in … Continue reading where I’ve been, where I am, where I’m going to be