Holiday Travel

We've been in Minneapolis this weekend for Christmas and but for the minor 6-plus hour delay on the way in, we've had a wonderful time. Songs were sung, babies were bounced, toddlers entertained, and much food and drink consumed. Only one uncle meowed like a cat on the floor during caroling!

Peeks head out of sand

I may need to treat posting here more like social media, since I just don't post on Facebook much. I do occasionally do a thing on Instagram but now and again I prefer to have some words.

I don't have many words today, other than despite the grossness of the weather, I managed to get to and from a yoga class in TriBeCa without too much hassle. I assume the snow will be gone by the end of the day.

 View from the living room before yoga this morning.

View from the living room before yoga this morning.

Weekends in Brooklyn

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are this weekend, and I am happy to report we have no plans to leave Brooklyn at any point during this time. Not that we don't love having fun in the city, but the planned-MTA-construction-delays/drunk-assholes/holiday-weekend-in-NYC combination is really unfortunate. We've experienced it many times. Normally it takes about 40 minutes door to door for us to get from Greenwich Village to our apartment; on a number of similar weekends in the past we've spent the better part of two hours getting home. Anywhere farther and it's even worse.

So our plans for the next few days include drinking some lovely wine (which I picked up from our local wine shop, 65 Fen), eating beef stew and our favorite brand of chocolate (Green and Blacks!), cleaning the apartment, and doing laundry. If I'm really feeling motivated I might do my taxes, though I might have to let it turn the evil red "YOU HAVEN'T DONE THIS" color on our task app. Though he has homework due immediately following, Husband has spring break next week. I'm hoping that means we have time to enjoy the potentially nice weather and walk around the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens tomorrow.

Also, apparently our neighborhood is now on the map, so we should be happy to stick around here few a few days.

What are you doing this weekend? Cheers, to whatever it is!