My siblings and I got an email a few weeks ago entitled “mothersday.” The email got straight to the point: “your dad is abandoning me. Can you come home?”
My parents have been married for 32 years. No one is abandoning anyone – my dad wanted to attend a theatre convention, which happened to occur on Mother’s Day. To be fair to him, I don’t think this ever occurred to him as a potential issue – my stoic, German mother generally rolls her eyes at Hallmark greeting cards. And yet, the older we get, the more sentimental she becomes. Fine with me, because I ended up being incredibly fortunate to spend this past weekend at home in Boston with my mom + whole (nuclear) family.
Visits home usually center around two primary objectives: 1) drinking drinks and 2) eating food. This Mother’s Day visit was no different. In case you’re curious, highlights included: the seafood platter at Neptune Oyster, brunch (lobster benedict!!) at Boston Chops, and obviously, Mike’s Pastry. I even brought two cannolis all the way back to DC to share with the Husband. I am the best wife ever. You’re welcome.
This week, our weekly menu is..unclear to me! Because I wasn’t home, Husband was in charge of grocery shopping, and now cooking. Great in theory, but in practice, I’m doing WAY more dishes than normal.
PS – a question for the blogging community: Now that I’ve hit more than 100 posts, I’m thinking about taking the blog to the next step – or at least, purchasing my own domain. Unfortunately, dinnercheznous.com is already taken (thanks a lot, Go Daddy). How have others navigated this step? Any tips?