Monday, April 5, 2010

Just Another Easter Dinner At Home


I woke up early today to the sound of rain. So unusual for this time of year. It fit my mood.

Yesterday an earthquake that I didn't feel. The day spent preparing for an early Easter dinner with Stephanie, Alex and his girlfriend, the lovely Laura. Listening to quiet music all day while cooking and cleaning, The Magnetic Fields, Zero 7, Air, Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, Beirut, etc.

A fun dinner with amusing conversation that you can only have with a table of twenty-something year olds. Conversation about law, politics and finance, the California elections, piigs, brics, the end of Mexico and the coming collapse of the euro. None of these topics optimistic but we laughed anyway.

Then the big news...Alex wants to move to New York.
Even though his office is a block from mine, and he lives close to where I live, I don't actually see him that often. But it comforts me to know that he is nearby. But to be 26 years old and in the investment business, he needs to have experience in NY working on a trading desk, or something like that. I understand it, but I'm not happy about it.
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4 comments:

metscan said...

Belle: I can imagine how you felt about the news. Naturally it is important for your son´s career, but your own feelings are also important. Live them through; cry, shout,be angry, disappointed, depressed,whatever. We are allowed to express our feelings. Talk to someone how you feel.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

It is difficult when our children don't live nearby, but I'm sure Alex will thrive in New York. And good for him for making a wise career move!

Jill said...

I wish my husband's children liked me...I'd love to have a bunch of funny 20 year olds around!

Belle de Ville said...

Metscan, I always knew that he would have to move there for his career but I just didn't think that it would be so soon.
Couture Allure, now I just have another reason to visit NY more often.
Jill, avoid your step kids and hang our with the 20 something year old kids of your friends for more fun and less drama.

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