my dear mother came for a visit this past week. it was wonderful. when my mom comes to town you can always count on a fresh loaf of bread coming right out of the oven, and other bowls of rising dough propped up all around the cooler parts of the apartment. on your bedroom dresser, on a chair beside a window… “can i put this on the fire escape?” she even asked. haha. there are so many pigeons out there though we decided not to. when my mom is in town, at any given moment if you say, “…soup sounds amazing right now…” or something of that context, twenty minutes later you’ll smell it simmering on the stove. that is my mother for you. she takes good care of her loved ones with good cooking, and i felt spoiled all week eating all of my favorite homemade meals from childhood. sure hope my kids don’t mind my visits when they are grown someday because things like that will unfortunately not be happening in the kitchen. it’s a shame, really. i must improve my cooking skills one of these days. ;)
my mom got us to rearrange all the furniture in our apartment while she was here. suddenly we’re like, “ah hah!” so that’s how our layout should go. this teeny tiny new york city apartment is feeling extra spacious today. thanks mom. she tried to rearrange my kitchen cabinets one night, but that resulted in us arguing about where things should go. please tell me you have those frustrating arguments about kitchen cabinets with your mom, too. (i recall we had the same conversation when she came to visit us in DC, too.) obviously mother knows best, but i am a mother now too. (ha!) two mothers who both know best will get you into trouble. full disclosure though, i really don’t know best, but honestly truly: you can’t put my nutella all the way on the top highest shelf where you can only reach it with a chair. i mean, really….
we made several costco and target runs together too. while i hadn’t been to the city costco in months, i am now fully obsessed once again and will be making that trek more often. anyway, i leave you with this darling little video i snapped on my iphone during one of our trips to costco.
my littles love their grandma so much. it was a great week getting to see them interact each day. and ps. i know this video kind of promotes hitting and we should probably not let our kids do this, but slap stick man. it gets me every time too.
my heart is very full this thanksgiving. we are far away from our family, but we are so blessed to have family. have a happy thanksgiving tomorrow, friends!