Author Archives: Lee

Last Weekend in Photos

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival!

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Music grant park

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Grant park

Girls Night at The General Muir

On Thursday, I had a much-needed Girls Night with Laura and Alayna.  After going back and forth with some restaurant choices, we decided on The General Muir – a modern take on a Jewish deli that’s been on all the top Atlanta restaurant lists.  It opened maybe a year or so ago, but none of us had been.

I got there first and sat at the bar while I waited for Laura and Alayna.  I had a glass of wine.  No picture.  You know what wine looks like.  We ordered two appetizers – a bowl of matzoh ball soup and the charred rattlesnake beans with cherry tomatoes.

General muir matzoh ball soup

General muir beans

Both were delicious.

For my entree, I had the trout.  Also very good.  Laura had the reuben and Alayna had the burger.

General muir fish

We didn’t stop there – we had to try some desserts.

General muir dessert

And apparently, I took a random picture of the table too.  Those desserts must have made me a little loopy.

General muir table

I really enjoyed this place.  I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to try it.

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On Motherhood

I’ve realized that motherhood is everything and nothing like I thought it would be. And I’m everything and nothing like other mothers. You’ve probably caught on to this, but I have this huge (HUGE) sense of expectations of what motherhood is supposed to be like. Or more specifically, of what I’m supposed to be like as a mother.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and I’ve realized that while a lot of moms work, it seems like most of them don’t do it by choice. I have lots of friends who say they only work because they have to, but if they could, they’d stay home with their kids. This is probably news to Jason, and anyone else who hears me bitching about work, but I like being a working mom. Sure, I complain about not having any “me” time and being tired and other general work complaints, but I like working.

I drop Alexander off every day at daycare. I’ve never cried. Sure, I miss him sometimes and I find myself looking at pictures of him on my phone throughout the day, but I never felt this deep desire to spend every waking hour with him. He’s better off at daycare in a way. He has interaction with other babies. He is stimulated. And I’m better off. I can’t do “mommy” 24 hours a day. Or rather, I just don’t want to. So I have 9 hours where I don’t. I have interaction with other adults. I am stimulated. And also, I get paid, so that part is nice too.

A mother is part of who I am, but I don’t feel like it’s the only part. I do feel like while society doesn’t expect that of me, it IS expected for me to want that.

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