1.12.2006

We're here!


And we've been eating waaay too many blue corn tortilla quesadillas (quesadilla not pictured, but blue corn tortilla-something is).

We spent New Year's Eve in Times Square under the auspices of Little Steven, and with the help of the Chesterfield Kings, doused David Johansen with champagne. I think it was the highlight of Alexander's entire adolescence.

Then we all got flu. For a week.

Now we're back, and class is in session. A is taking a Genetics class taught in Park Slope, Brooklyn that was started by a NYCHEA parent. This week, I picked up A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius at the local coffeeshop in Park Slope while waiting for the two-hour Genetics class to finish. I have decided that I like Dave Eggers' honest writing.

Alexander will be attending Film Club in the Bronx. Our biggest change was our switch to Saxon Math, which I didn't want to really reveal until we were sure we would stick to Saxon. So A is on Algebra with Saxon, and is doing well.

The saddest thing is our having lost Catherine to the Lyceé Français. She is teaching there, as well as at Brooklyn Poly Prep, and now cannot fit us into her schedule. I hate those schools for stealing our beloved Catherine.

One day. One day...

And my resolutions for this year? To meet the people I only dream of meeting (David Bowie, Bono Vox, Kofi Annan, and Anita Roddick, to name a few), and to pay my electric bill on time.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Welcome back and happy new year and congratulations on your BoB nomination (do you know about that yet?!)! A little bird told me you were nominated...

A. sounds as if he'll be a wonderful, busy, and challenging new year : )

Becky said...

Gah. "as if he'll *have* (not be) a wonderful, busy, etc."

Must not attempt to vacuum and type at the same time, at least not without previewing first lol.

Calletta said...

Sorry to hear you guys had the flu!

If you run into Rob Thomas while meeting all those other blokes, send him my way. ;^P

la Maitresse said...

oh my goodness...BoB nomination? Me? This is a joke, right?

Rob Thomas, will remember that one. In fact, I'll call you when I see him, so have your cell phone ready.

Princess Ennui said...

Yea! You guys are alive...

Welcome back, congrats, and Happy New Year.