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April 14, 2018


mid-april weekend plans
posted by soe 1:12 am

First Lilac of the Season

Here are some of the things I think this weekend might include:

  • Do my taxes. By the way, D.C.’s Emancipation Day is Monday, so you don’t have to turn your taxes in until Tuesday. You’re welcome.
  • Buy strawberry plants. (I first typed “pants” instead of “plants” and think that might be just as interesting shopping, but probably harder if I wanted to buy them for myself.) My local nursery opens this weekend, so I’m hopeful if I get there early they’ll still have some.
  • Extricate my bike and get Rudi to inflate the tires to a pressure he feels is adequate. It’s been blocked in since Christmas (and I like my tires with way more give than he feels is appropriate for city riding; we usually compromise at some magic number in between each of our ideals). Luckily, the nearest bikeshare station is just a block away, so this is less of a big deal than it would be otherwise.
  • Think about going down to the Tidal Basin. Last weekend it was just too much to deal with hordes of tourists. But the blossoms have passed peak and the heat from this weekend will finish them off, so it’s now or never for the season.
  • Take a photo of my pea vines. They were about half an inch tall last weekend, but I forgot to document them. I know you’re disappointed.
  • Buy a new wallet. The zipper on my old one broke over Easter weekend, and I’ve put off getting a new one because I haven’t seen the design I like. But one of the cute boutique shops a couple metro stops away that carries that brand is going out of business and having clearance sale, before I resort to the internet.
  • Speaking of the internet, one of my best friends since high school has just published a book of short stories with his writing group. It’s available as an e-book on Amazon. I will be making an exception to my anti-Amazon book buying in order to procure a copy this weekend, and having read an early version of at least one of Danny’s two stories in it, I think you might enjoy it, too. /completelybiasedsalespitch
  • Wash the pile of handknits in the bathroom.
  • Take some books to local Little Free Libraries and some materials back to the library.
  • Purchase beads for my hat and then knit on it. (Knitters, I know I will need to make the hat longer. Would you add more blue yarn before the colorwork or put it below?.
  • Try backing up my phone again. I tried last month, but didn’t realize the cord was dying and that that might have been why it failed.
  • Spend as much time as possible outside (possibly by attending some of the Porch Fest concerts)!!!

How about you? What are you hoping to get up to this weekend?

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