Thursday, July 12, 2012

"So long, it's been good to know you"

It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967).  Hearing all those Guthrie clips has made me consider LB's musical education.  I have a very deep hatred of the children's music genre, so when I think of music for children, I think of the traditional/political folk mix I grew up with.  It seems like there should be some "Music for the children of lefties" anthology, but the internets tell me it will not be that simple to create my perfect music mix.  Is it weird for the child of two underemployed white collar workers to know all the lyrics to "Union Maid" ("Oh you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union")?Damn, that's catchy.

...and then the song became all the more appropriate.  Last Friday we were looking forward to an RE appointment for B. as we begin to plan for (hopefully) baby number two.  Then on Tuesday, B. got a call offering her a job she had interviewed for last November.  So now we are moving to New England.  I'm so happy to be moving closer to family, friends, the ocean, and delicious food, but of course there are various complications that will make the next few month ridiculous.


  1. Good luck with the move: moving is so much harder with a toddler than it was as a couple. Congrats to B. on the job. I'm sure LB will love New England.

  2. It's all very exciting, but very complicated. B. will move up before me, and then LB and I will move, and then I be doing some long distance commuting for a few months. I'm finding that it's not even that LB gets in the way, just that we have no extra energy for stuff like packing. Are you guys moved yet?