In a New York State of Mind…

Having spent lots of time in NYC recently, we have been in quite a New York state of mind here in Goose-ville. Last Saturday night, Mommy Goose went to a get-together with eight of her friends (and sorority sisters!) from College. We caught up on our lives, not having seen a few of the girls in a long time. It’s amazingly wonderful that we can so comfortably be ourselves, have fun together, and enjoy each other’s company after so much time spent apart. The times we are together–especially ones sans kids and husbands–are too few, but thankfully still very sweet. 🙂 Love in the bond, Ladies!

The night before, the Geek and I attended Auntie’s going-away party. After 15 years of living and working in Manhattan, Auntie is moving on. She’s ready for a change and will now acquaint herself with a new city–Boston. We’re thrilled for her, but sad to see her go. And, of course, now we’re realizing that we didn’t spend nearly enough time in the city with her as we should have. Suffice it to say that we will always think of New York as “Auntie’s City.” Even Goose says so!

This past Wednesday, Goose and I spent the day in New York with Auntie. She wanted to take one of the big open-topped-bus tours of Upper Manhattan. She was curious to hear what they would say about the Upper West Side, her neighborhood–turns out “it’s one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan.” We knew that!

Although she had seen all of the sights before, it was a nice way for Auntie to bid farewell to New York and usher in a new chapter of her life. We know she’ll do great!

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