27 June 2011
Scenes From The Weekend
This weekend was the official start of my summer, with June camp wrapping up on Friday afternoon. After a day of house-scrubbing, Wimbledon-watching, French-practicing and inbox-emptying, Saturday evening found us faced with the choice of an outing to the local town fair or a viewing of Midnight in Paris. We opted to do both, with a yummy burger dinner squeezed in between. On Sunday, we met up with long-time family friends on the Upper East Side and devoured a delicious brunch at the the charming Sarabeth's.
As we drove over the George Washington bridge in the late afternoon, I couldn't help but feel a burst of pride for my sparkling city. The New York State Senate legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, thus providing a long overdue civil right to so many of my friends and loved ones. If that's not reason enough for celebration and joy, then I don't know what is. Let's hope this legislation gets the ball rolling nationwide.
In other news, we leave for Paris on Wednesday! I learned six new french words from my picture dictionary and am feeling mighty pleased with myself. Packing is still a work in progress. I'm having trouble narrowing down which of my twelve striped shirts to bring. What is wrong with me?