Not only was yesterday Sean and Jordana’s 3rd wedding anniversary (that’s the Leather anniversary for those of you playing at home), but they just got into the New York Fringe Festival for theater a third year in a row. That may not be a record, but it’s got to be close – if they’re not careful, they’re going to get a plaque on Christopher Street.
Sean holding Barno on Xmas Day 2006 – note same pose with our niece Katharine and Lucy behind him
Living in Los Angeles was not a plan, it sorta creeped up on us. I was emotionally set to spend half the time in New York, and half in California, but it’s working out to be more like three months in NY and nine months in LA. The upshot is that I miss my family and friends terribly, and in particular, we aren’t able to see Barnaby’s early milestones. Lucy was also squirreled away for most of 2005, and all I can hope is that the cousins get to have lots of time together when both can remember it.
Lulubeans speaks of Barnaby often, but it’s of the vague idea that he’s probably hungry, and probably wants Auntie Dana to feed him, and that “he wants to go in the car” (I really don’t know what that’s all about, but she has similar made-up scenarios for everybody). Thank god for internet technology, which is about the only way she can have contact:
She’s going to be freaked out when she sees him now – he so much bigger and is the perfect amalgam of Sean and Jordi. In fact, he’s so big that he’s only six pounds lighter than she is (19 lbs vs. 25 lbs) and he’s only five months old.
I’ll be leaving LA next Thursday for a month in New York, and will be able to see the S-J-B trio in action, but until then, I’d like to raise my glass to Sean and Jordi: we have all been through a lot to get where we are, and there’s nothing wrong with taking twelve seconds, closing your eyes and offering yourself a heartfelt congratulations.