I am basking in aloe and awash with Vitamin D with tea in hand and cat at my side, so it’s clearly time to look back on three beautiful things from the past week:
1. Fava bean spread on baguette, enjoyed as part of dinner three nights in a row.
2. Our first Friday night picnic is a wash-out due to tornado-spawning storms. Sarah, Nicole, John, Rudi, and I turn it into a pizza party.
3. Today, Rudi, Sarah, Sarah’s brother, Brian, and I had tickets to the afternoon game of the Nationals and the Mets. The day was warm, but not too, with a hint of a breeze. The sky was blue, with occasional clouds covering the sun to give us a break. I ate a tasty falafal sandwich and had free sodas (today’s designated driver coupon, as well as Tuesday night’s, when the line for the stand where it was redeemable was several innings’ long). The Mets won. Then, because it was such a nice day and because Brian couldn’t drive back to Virginia until after rush hour and because it was still early on a day when we all ought to have been at work, we went out for an early dinner and sat on a patio along Barracks Row.
(A bonus: We harvest our first full-sized tomato from our garden ever. It is a shade-happy variety, which makes for a happy plant in our plot under a tree. The second tomato is just starting to turn red, so I imagine it will be perfect when I’m next able to pick it on Sunday. It serves as the star of our salad.)
How about you? What was beautiful in your world this week?