Mamaw In Town

Damon’s mom got in early yesterday morning. Poor thing took the bus to New York, all the way from Kentucky. It’s about a 24 hour trip. Damon went to get her at the bus station at 4am, but we didn’t actually visit together until dinner time.

We’re still squatting in our own apartment, so we gave Eileene her own place at the temporary housing. She was thrilled, as I would have been, to not be stuck on the couch in the living room.

So she crashed out there for a few hours and Damon went to get her and bring her here later in the afternoon. I made veggie sloppy joe (as requested) and Brussels sprouts. It was all simple and pretty delicious. I was so content to be back to tinkering around in my kitchen. I did some seriously joyful carrot grating.

Unfortunately, she seemed to have picked up some chest congestion during her trip. She kept saying her throat was irritated by the perfume of the passenger behind her. But with every raspy cough or wheezy breath I got more anxious about having her all up in Alden’s business. Fortunately, she was feeling equally cautious. She did hold him for a little while, but mostly left him to us and kept her face far from his. I know, I know, hands are germier than faces. But that’s what I have to work with right now. Today she was still feeling poorly, so she didn’t come over. Damon headed over to her about half an hour ago to bring soup and have dinner together. Baby and I are staying far away from any possible contagion. We’ll re-evaluate tomorrow.

Today I signed us up for Zipcar. So now we’ll have wheels for a few trips each month. That will make life so much nicer. I can’t wait to make our first IKEA run.

And here, just for its own sake, is a picture of my son looking dorky:

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35 responses to this post.

  1. Look at the chub!

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  2. Look at the chub!

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  3. Look at the chub!

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  4. Look at the chub!

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  5. Look at the chub!

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  6. Look at the chub!

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  7. Look at the chub!

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  8. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  9. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  10. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  11. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  12. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  13. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  14. OMG look at the little fat man!

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  15. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  16. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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    • Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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  17. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  18. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  19. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  20. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  21. Don’t you be calling my future son-in-law “dorky.”

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  22. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  23. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  24. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  25. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  26. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  27. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  28. Awwwww!
    And he’s already got the “Ma, not with the camera again!” face!

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  29. Oh my gosh, I hope your future son-in-law is the hugest dork. I think I’d be well suited to raise a dork, but Id be a little confused by an athlete or super popular kid

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