Sunday morning, April 30

1) Last night a party at the Casa de Greenville, I very nearly stepped on a small child crawling on the floor. A brawny arm reached out to keep my foot from advancing - and a good thing, too. Have infants become the new element of the Cocktail Party Obstacle Course?

1a) One healthy-sized rye manhattan was all I could manage. Clearly my capacity is changing with age.

2) Eagerly consuming Dining Out in Boston, a history of restaurants and dining here from 1800 to the 1980s. Did you know that sandwiches didn't make it to the menu until the 1920s?

3) Up since 6 AM in a quiet frenzy of housekeeping before welcoming a brunch guest at 11. It's not all going to happen.