i heart new york
It's a great place to visit and heck yeah, I'd want to live here if it were remotely affordable, which it isn't, especially not with stores like Muji and Pearl River tempting my inner consumer on nearly every corner.
We're away on a week-long trip, visiting family and friends in New Jersey and New York, sort of a last fling as a family of three before Baby Brudder (as Iris calls him) turns our lives upside down in two months (!). And what of the last month or so that has somehow slipped by since I last updated this space? Mostly, it has been full of a lot of busy-ness that doesn't make very good copy. End-of-semester push. Houseguests. Family birthdays (including mine), the quiet kind without a lot of fanfare, but which might include long afternoons whiled away at the cupcake cafe. Finishing up the kitchen, or nearly. I'd say it's about 98% done, but I'm waiting for 100% to give the triumphant full-color lavishly-illustrated before-and-after report. Preparing for the baby, including making some things, but not having very good luck photographing them (still getting to know my new camera).
In other words, daily life.
Also, to tell the truth, I actually enjoy the occasional hiatus from my fearsome internet addiction. It's been a very good month of life lived, if not blogged.