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January 19, 2020

seems obvious
posted by soe 1:27 am

Seems Obvious

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December 30, 2019

final weekending of 2019
posted by soe 1:29 am


This weekend included:

  • Sleeping in.
  • A lot of reading.
  • A little shopping — mostly groceries.
  • Going out to see Last Christmas at our local second-run theater.
  • A nice long walk in the ridiculously warm weather.
  • Knitting — my sock is about twice as long now as it was in that picture from yesterday afternoon.
  • Drinking tea.
  • Painting my nails.
  • Hanging up my Christmas cards.
  • Snuggling with Corey.
  • I have three more days before life returns to its workaday normal. Some of that will be spent with chores, some with friends watching films, and some relaxing. But I’d like to go back to work feeling like I’d made the most of my time off, so I plan to spend the time deliberately, no matter what I’m doing.

    How was your final weekend of the year?

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December 29, 2019

dupont decorations
posted by soe 1:20 am

Because I was sick and working too much just before the holidays, I didn’t get as much of a chance to check out the neighborhood’s Christmas displays as I would have liked. Today I went on a bit of a walkabout and got to see one of the local restaurant’s tree theme for the year:

Floriana Tree

Last year, Floriana had a Nancy Pelosi-themed tree, but this year they opted to celebrate Sesame Street‘s 50th birthday.

Sesame Street Ornaments

November 25, 2019

coffeeneuring 2019 #7 & #8: friendship cafe and java shack
posted by soe 1:50 am

I forgot I hadn’t added last weekend’s Coffeeneuring ride until I went to copy the details for this week’s. So you get both rides for the price of one!

Ride #7: Saturday, Nov. 16, evening
Friendship Café (2434 18th St., N.W.)

Friendship Café

I decided that while I wanted to get ride #7 in, I also didn’t want to go especially far. I’ve been curious for a while about Friendship Café, which is located on the main drag in Adams Morgan, across the street from the bar where I sometimes go after one of my volleyball league’s games. (more…)

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November 17, 2019

fall in dupont
posted by soe 1:33 am

This week’s cold snap brought an unusual turn of events:

Gingkos Down

The gingko trees, which seem to shed their foliage all at once in a single exhausted sigh, dropped their leaves, still somewhat green, rather than their usual late autumnal gold.

The maples, however?

Fall in Dupont

Still going strong.

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November 16, 2019

mid-november weekend planning
posted by soe 1:54 am

Rudi comes home from Salt Lake, where he’s been visiting his mom, tomorrow night. I’m really looking forward to seeing him. Besides his return, here’s what I’m thinking this weekend should hold:

  • Cook the quince that I promised Rudi would not still be hanging around when he returned home. If they’re on the stove when he gets back, that counts, right?
  • Do laundry, since I did none while he was away and I’ll be traveling for work most of this coming week.
  • Hang up the fairy lights around the living room, because we didn’t do that before Rudi left and it’s definitely easier with two people because of the way the furniture is arranged.
  • Go to the library, where some new holds have come in.
  • Ride bikes. Maybe separately. Maybe together. Mine will involve riding to hot beverages. Rudi’s may involve hills.
  • Finish those last rows on my shawl so I can consider blocking it while I’m at my folks’ place for Thanksgiving.
  • Put away ten things. Because my living room looks like it’s been a homeless encampment for the past year, and even my dead grandmother could put away a mere ten items.
  • Find a pair of jeans. Yes, I should have just ordered some online so I’d have a decent pair to travel with. But I didn’t.
  • Pull together my Virtual Advent Tour announcement.
  • Soak up some sunshine on Saturday, because Sunday’s forecast looks overcast.

Man, my weekend looks like I’m going to be way more productive than my life suggests I’ve been otherwise lately. Fingers crossed that I get through at least half of this list…

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

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