November 22, 2007


Westin Parents

Happy Thanksgiving! I am celebrating today by arriving at work at the inhumane hour of 7am (aka first shift). SB will be celebrating today by arriving at work at the equally inhumane hour of 11pm (aka third shift). Those eight hours in between my shift and his will be golden, filled with home cooked food and friends.

We celebrated family last week with our annual visit from my parents. This year we re-visited a couple Atlanta favorites of theirs The Flying Biscuit and The Atlanta Botanical Garden. We also traveled to the North Georgia Mountains to visit the new pottery museum, picnicked at Piedmont Park and spent a morning at The High Museum of Art.

This visit also marked the first time they have stayed in our new guest room, which worked out beautifully and made for a much more relaxed, casual time together. I will post some photos of the guest room and the bed frame we made in the near future.

The New York Times recently ran an article called “Mom and Dad and All Their Baggage”. While we have the luxury of more living space than many New Yorkers, I think this article did a beautiful job of summing up visiting parents.

Here’s hoping you all have a relaxing and filling Thanksgiving Day. See you at the mall at 5am tomorrow!


  1. I loved the article about Mom’s and Dad’s visiting. I am aware that it can be very trying, but staying with your adult child does provide those special moments, from cups of tea to “Good Mornings!” I hope you have happy memories of our stay. I know we do! – Mom

    Comment by Carol — November 22, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  2. Sounds like you had so much fun! Happy Thanksgiving, belated….

    Comment by Rosemarie — December 4, 2007 @ 10:36 pm

  3. Me again. I wanted to comment about gardening, but the posting was “closed.” Ahem.

    In that southern climate, gardening is so much longer that I can understand breaking down and hiring someone so you can focus on other things.

    I got our rain barrel for $70 which I admit was $$, but I bought it through the Conservation Foundation ( so I felt it was a good cause. It had a lid already and a spigot. But I agree that any old barrel (or garbage) will do the trick, plus it’s a great thing to have. I thought people in my neighborhood would think we were strange for having one, but everyone is like, “That’s cool!”

    Our bird bath, we found at my mom’s new house in LG. It was under the deck. I love FREE.

    Comment by Rosemarie — December 4, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

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