Friday, August 9, 2013


So, the last time I blogged, it was July 10.  Maybe this will become just a monthly thing.  I don't know. Just like a butterfly, MPM is going through her own metamorphosis.  And a visit with the newly launched offspring is even more evidence of that.

They are happily settled into their new apartment in New York City.  Yes, the MPM rugrats are living under the same roof once again!  After 4 years at different universities, they have both secured jobs that pay a living wage, and are sharing an apartment.  I have seen it with my own eyes, and I am duly impressed.  Except for a minor detail, which has me quite flummoxed.  Apparently they were raised in a barn.
Sometimes I lie awake at night remembering this scene.  Where did I go wrong?

But I digress.  I had a spectacular time, and I got to visit with so many of my wonderful friends in New York and Connecticut.  I miss them so very much, but I know that I am on the right journey here in Tennessee, and they are just a quick 2 hour flight away.

There was lots of fun, too:
A wedding in Grand Central Station.
A visit with a spoiled dog who is summering in New England.
 Another expensive taxi trip downtown.
This one took us right past the Flatiron Building.
 A tapas restaurant that served champagne in the Ladies Room!
Thank you, Baby Bird for introducing us to Beauty and Essex!
 An early birthday dinner for my babies with Daryl.
This is our favorite restaurant on Columbus Circle, Robert.
 The best part of the whole trip:

Love them to the moon and back.
Even if they have no idea about the proper way to install toilet paper.


Magpie said...

Heh. They need remedial toilet paper loading lessons.

KCSherri said...

Ha ha - the toilet paper thing would drive me crazy. I'd be changing it. I'm an "over" girl, too - NOT an "under!"

NYC - I was there in June - loved it! Loved the Flatiron building - heck, all the buildings...the juxtaposition of old and new architecture, the melting of cultures - it's just amazing.

So happy to hear your little ones are doing well and living harmoniously. For the most part. ;)

Driftwood and Pumpkin said...

Yay for them and you! Woot! What an exciting time for all of you...minus the TP. Wait, you are in Tennessee? Holy crap I've been gone too long.

Country Girl said...

What excitement! Your flatiron photo is great. And I didn't know your kids were living in the city. Excellent!

Sally said...

Have been wondering how they were doing in the city. So glad they've both got good jobs, and surely love where they are except for missing you. I'm glad too that you had a nice time; girl you're a flutterbug, can hardly keep up with you!

I must tell you now what a redneck I am. Went there on business back in the mid to late sixties. I did enjoy an off Broadway "Grease";awesome! However, the traffic, looking down on the yellow cabs. Girl, I just wanted to come home and gave the taxi driver a $50.00 tip which back then was big bucks. Yes, I put it on my expense account.

Don't hate me because I didn't love it. Okay? I do love NASHVILLE!!!


Sally said...

Let me add:

The 50 dollars was for the taxi driver when I got back to the airport for coming home..

joanne said...

how be young, beautiful, healthy, employed and living in New York! jealous is my name.

Three Birds Inspired said...

When my 40 and 42 year old sons visit me, they like to turn the toilet paper the "wrong" way just to make their mother twitch. Glad to read you and yours are well!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

How wonderful your kids have jobs and are living in THE REALLY BIG CITY! How exciting. Yeah, UNDER is just so wrong. OVER only. Glad you had a great visit!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

How wonderful your kids have jobs and are living in THE REALLY BIG CITY! How exciting. Yeah, UNDER is just so wrong. OVER only. Glad you had a great visit!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wonderful, it's fantastic they are together again.

I Am Woody said...

Apparently I was raised the the same barn :)

Daryl said...

love you and them to the moon and back xo

abb said...

I have always preferred putting on my paper rolls that way! Smart kids you have there, Miss LaLa!

Gayle said...

Totally understand your quandary at the tp debacle! I was shocked! :>

Thanks again for your insights....always a delight to read your thoughts.

What a lovely adventure you had! {{{}}}

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh no you failed!! The loo paper would be an issue for me too. Does that make us anal? Pardon the pun. :D