Oh Boston, You’re My Home.

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.

The Menu

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.

i want to eat 1000 more of these.
i want to eat 1000 more of these.

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?


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6 thoughts on “Oh Boston, You’re My Home.”

  1. Oh man, I could go for some cannoli right about now. And some oysters, for that matter.

    Regarding the domain issue–I would get creative with dashes and the like to see if something is available, as well as seeing if the .net domain is available as well. I had to do the former with an old blog name’s Gmail account and while it wasn’t ideal, it worked.


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