social days and fun nights

October 22, 2012 |  Category:   friends life nyc

It’s been a bit quiet around here, not because I’m so busy with work, but because I’m out having fun. Maybe a little too much fun since I’m actually really looking forward to being reunited with my couch again this week after having gone out 5 out of the last 7 nights, with many of those days full of coffee meetings with friends as well. The weather has been unseasonably warm and we’ve been spending much of that outside, even in the evenings. There have been drinks and food and long chats with friends and even an awards ceremony. I’ll tell you more about one aspect of the Martha Stewart American Made Awards later, but you can imagine how good the food and drink spread is at any Martha event. It was pretty spectacular and I strategically positioned myself in front of the oyster bar for much of the evening. But the highlight of the week was a New Order concert on Thursday night at Roseland (Anna took some great photos of the concert on her blog here). I mean holy crap. I don’t think I had that much fun in a really long time. The venue was packed and the lighting and visuals, which was stunning by the way, made us feel like we were back in clubs again; we danced and jumped around like fools. I don’t remember doing that in a really long time and I wasn’t in as much pain the next day as I thought I might be, so hey, that’s a plus. Maybe we aren’t as geriatric as we sometimes feel like we are, what with all our aches and pains and herniated discs. Not yet, anyway.


I haven’t been the only member of the family on a social binge. It’s birthday season around here and the girls have been going to endless birthday party after party. The kids nowadays (at least around here) express their interest in playing with your children by informing you that they’re “available” for a playdate on such and such day, making me feel sometimes like a personal assistant and social planner. Between the 2 kids, all the parties and playdates can be really hard to keep track of. Other parents can back me up, but I feel like a big part of being a parent is shlepping all over town to drop off, pick up, and transport your offspring from one location to another. Am I right??

And then there’s Mark, who has not been having as much fun as the rest of us. Fall is cookie season so wholesale orders have been rapidly coming in and the markets, which we’ve been consistently doing pretty much every weekend since September, are busy. But it’s nice to come home with empty bins and drink containers after a busy day of selling, so he’s been content in that regard.
Happy Monday. I’m looking forward to a quieter week.

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  • Kat October 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Sounds like the same in DC. My daughter is 3 and the first time this happened it was from February through March where it was playdates and birthday parties EVERY weekend. So my husband and I felt like more like chaperons than drivers. They seem to all clump together in cycles don’t they?

    When is it appropriate to start leaving kids to hang out at their friend’s house? Since she’s our only one and none of our close friends have children it’s nice to talk to other parents.

  • Jenna October 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

    @Kat drop offs started in Kindergarten for us, but it depends on the kids and type of birthday party. Drops offs are good, but by the time you drop off, go home, it’s almost time to pick them up again!

  • ezrazoe October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    oh please do fix the link to Anna’s blog… I’d love to see pix of the concert!

  • Mandy October 23, 2012 at 2:02 am

    the link to the pics of the new order gig isn’t working 🙂

  • Jenna October 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Sorry guys, the link is fixed!