20 . January . 2011


hello brilliant

20 . January . 2011


four children in school =
embracing the dance of homework time.

miss gracie + miss lucy,
the future of the church.

note to self:
remember this.

after protesting through our
entire piano practice,
he went on to
(1) continue playing for another 15 min
(2) call caroline down to teach her
what he had just worked on.

meg + jen k + i hit the
world premiere of
ijm‘s movie last night
@ [the gorgeous new] alice tully,
not my life’

parts of it were too hard to watch;
i had to remind myself to breathe.

a cozy morning in apt 5L;
merci merci, cs.

i winced when i saw the
white trash bags on the street;
they’ll fine you for those.

trust me, they will.

hope it worked out okay.

yet another piece of
emily’s genius at work:
she replicated the hand-glove things
on the ends of betsy/caroline’s winter coats
in her own winter coat.

hello, brilliant.

i’m dying for her to do it
to my coat, as well.


the short list

20 . January . 2011

after our cross country stint
over winter holiday,
we taped a piece of
paper to the kitchen cabinet
and began penciling a
short list
with two columns,
‘here’ and ‘there’

as in, things that are important
‘here’ vs. ‘there’

shoes (no compromise. you walk everywhere.)
bags (no trunk or backseat to toss your purchases in for the schlep home)
outerwear (seriously winter-tight situation required or you’re in tears)
household organization (every square inch counts)

good sunglasses (driving)
confident night driving skills (tres difficile)
ipod play list (for the car)
mad grocery-store-layout skills (otherwise it’s a black hole, no?)

nathan added that ‘here’
people love to complain,
[a favorite pastime, indeed]
so you need awesome
complaining/entitlement/articulation/kvetching skills.

and you should probably
brush up on your yiddish;
oy gevalt.

ps –
a little song for the morning,
from lucy* about her sister, julia:

“and she smacks off her mind
and she flowers in her mind
and all her dreams come truuuuuuue”

very catchy.
love to california. xo

pps –
set your tivo:
our very own louise
will be on the view.
thurs, 1/20


*she’ll be three in february.
i can’t believe it.
it feels like yesterday
our paula was the
epitome of the
radiant pregnant woman.

pregnant p + caroline
circa christmas 2007