97 1/2 Years Young

I write these tributes about my grandparents when they pass. There is something very surreal about this being my last one. Grandma was about the most interesting person I have ever met. She was the oldest of 10 children, her mother passing away when she was just 14 yrs. old. (Yes, her mother was pregnant […]

Motherhood, Returning to Work, & a Home Update

Motherhood Little man is nearly 13 wks old which means I can move from counting in weeks to just saying “He’s 3 months.” It also means I’m down to my last 3 weeks of maternity leave. I pulled Viv out of school Mondays and Fridays and it has been mostly delightful. We go to the […]

Addicted to Dining In

I’ve spent the last few weeks cooking my way through Dining In and have not regretted it. At one point, while eating Chicories with Anchovy Bread Crumbs and Egg Yolks, Dave asked Vivianne if she remembers “when we just ate normal food.” But then, although he did not care for the bitter salad, he admitted […]

Almost Half Way

Maternity leave moves fast – in fact, it’s almost half done already. The good news is that Leroy and I are finally finding a rhythm. So much so that I called Viv’s daycare today and said I’d be pulling her out of school on Fridays to stay home with us. I’ll tell you in a […]