Monday, April 30, 2012


It's incredible how soon you forget things. My little one turned nine months yesterday, and I had to consult my dad's Facebook timeline to factcheck my memory that she started crawling at 8 months. This morning, after a rough couple of days, one of her top teeth finally broke through the gum to join her two bottom ones. The other one is probably close behind, but I'm hoping this affords us a day or two of regular naps.

She also started talking to us. The other day she said "Da" when I pointed to her dad in a wedding photo at my parents house'. Unfortunately Da wasn't there to see it, but my sister-in-law, a speech pathologist, was witness. Last night, inspired by her older cousins, she began to babble consonant syllables with frequency (instead of just singing, or screaming, with gusto). This morning she was a babbling brook. She said "Da" to her Da! It was so awesome I wasn't even offended she hasn't said "Ma."

She's been waving for two weeks or so, and this weeks my parents finally cracked the "so big" nut. Right now she only does it with one hand, and the gesture is slightly more like "about yea high" than "so big". But it is definitely "so cute."

Mr. SevPrez is finishing up his MSW and will be graduating in two weeks. I have to give him all the credit in the world, he found his passion managed to find a way to make grad school work while becoming a devoted father.

Not to be left out, I am marking a milestone myself. I am leaving the job I have held for the past decade. It was a great gig, but it's time for new challenges, new people, and a new environment. And -- bonus -- no more interstate commute. It feels like our lives are moving in the right direction. Cheers to that.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More Snapshots

Some of my favorite spots in the Greenwich Village.

Bleecker Strret blooms next to the old NYU gym.

My favorite public art of all time.

The Washinton Square arch.
The refurbishment is finally complete and you can walk under it now!

Friday, April 6, 2012

What's Going On?

Please excuse my absence. Lots of soul searching and life living going on. And stomach bugs. Spring has sprung and all this sunshine has been inspiring me to walk around SoHo and take pictures of things other than my incredibly adorable 8 month old. 

Cherry blossoms on Bleecker, my office building all the way on the right.

Mini Pies, $10, Dean & Deluca.

I identify with these caged daffodils. Too dramatic?

Enjoy your spring holiday weekend. I am a pagan but the ideas of rebirth (Easter) and freedom (Passover) are really speaking to me this year. I seem to have a complete nervous breakdown every March (always for different reasons), and I am I starting to think I should anticipate it and commemorate it like some sort of religious holiday. All my self-torment inevitably leads to incredible personal insights. Breakdown to breakthrough, as they say.