Made most of the reservations last night for the trip to New York at the end of the month. since I already knew what I wanted to do and where we were going to stay, I was able to book three different things in three browsers and spent about $500 in 10 minutes. Isn’t the internet wonderful? After ditching the kids at Julie’s house, we’re off to NY (barring any last-minute snowstorms), ideally in time for dinner at Churrascaria Plataforma before taking in a recital at Carnegie Hall. Leif Ove Andsnes is doing some Chopin, Grieg, and other stuff. Then Wednesday, hit the half-price tickets booth in the morning and find a show to go see for the afternoon. Then out to dinner at Tavern on the Green, followed by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, with Peter Serkin doing the Brahms 1st concerto. Poor Beth! That’s more piano music than she’s heard the rest of her life put together. Then back to Boston on Thursday morning. Tthe Met wasn’t doing anything that interesting those two evenings. So no big dinners and lots of No-Doze for her!