Sunday, September 6, 2009

a tale of two mamas

it's been a nice weekend so far. yesterday, we arrived at the restaurant in time to eat an enormous italian lunch served family style. we gorged ourselves on stuffed artichokes and mushrooms, salad, veal marsala, chicken parmigiana, and chilean sea bass. we all passed on dessert except Beloved, who had a birthday tartufo, accompanied by a rousing chorus of happy birthday. (one of the nice things about being sung to in new york restaurants is that so many of the waitstaff generally have trained voices.)

then it was off to Hair, where the only disappointment was the cranky old lady at the end of the row who wouldn't let us out to dance onstage at the end of the show. as i said to Beloved, who offered to take libby to see it... next time we'll know to get aisle seats. we also talked about getting tickets for hamlet - jude law's in the title role - billy elliot, and the new addams family musical coming out next year. (i bet i know what im getting for my birthday :).)

this morning, we got up early and ate at one of the little breakfast places that abound in new york. next stop was brooklyn and don's mom's apartment, where we picked up few things she needed, stopped to buy her a ham sandwich - you know you're dealing with a rebel when a resident of a sepphardic nursing home wants you to bring her a ham sandwich.

we got home around four to a clean house and folded laundry. then it was off to the grocery store for Beloved who had to retrieve many dozens of rolls, a crate of bananas and a variety of other assorted items for the soup kitchen picnic tomorrow.

at the end of meg's first week away, libby seems to be enjoying Only Child Status, and meg seems to be enjoying her adventures in dublin. if you haven't yet, go check out her latest blog HERE.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.


Martha said...

Gee, I am glad I am so flexible from the martial arts, I would have side kicked my way over the cranky old lady.
It sounds like a lovely weekend.
We love La Puglia in Little Italy where they have a little organ and the overly made up seventy year old singing.

Walk in the Woods said...

Gee ... I think I like Don's mom!

Glad you had a good time and that you're back home safe-n-sound. Enjoy the day!

Lynette said...

what a wonderful time and too bad you did not get to dance on stage at hair
as you know i say
there is always time to dance