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May 5, 2018

first may weekend plans
posted by soe 12:51 am

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This weekend looks to be a busy one — lots of things going on:

  • There’s a garden cleanup and social tomorrow morning. Part of the fence along my plot got broken when they took down one of the trees over it last month, so I’m hoping we can find a replacement that’s long enough.
  • But first I want to get up early and make a coffee cake to take. I will remember to take the butter out of the fridge before I go to bed. (If I fail in this, there are other options that can be purchased.)
  • Then it’s the open house day for non-EU nations. Because I won’t be able to go in the morning, because of the long lines, and because I’ve been to a bunch of embassies in past years, a strategic plan is necessary. I’m thinking there are five on the far side of Dupont Circle I haven’t visited yet that might work — Uzbekistan, Micronesia, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, and the Philippines. Hopefully some of them will have snacks to sample. (This is impressive; I don’t usually have a plan until I walk out the door.)
  • And Free Comic Book Day. (I have two comic book shops nearby and I’m hoping one of them has the first volume of Rainbow Rowell’s Runaways.
  • Sunday is the farmers market. We’ll need milk and asparagus, at the very least.
  • Then it’s off to the north to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I don’t need yarn, which is not to say that I won’t buy any, but it would need to be something special. I do need beads, although I don’t know if any of the vendors sell them. And I need tomato and other garden plants. And to see sheepdogs.
  • Back in D.C., one of the women from my book group is doing a poetry reading. That one is really going to depend on my energy level.
  • I have books waiting on hold at the library — and some things I’d like to get back to them.
  • There is dirty laundry to be washed. There are warm weather clothes that need to get moved into the bureau. There are cold weather clothes that could be put away.
  • Rearrange the kitchen. Rudi built our new cart a couple weeks ago [I asked him if you’d texted, Mum, when he volunteered that was part of his plan for his day off.] and moved some things onto it, but not the things I wanted to have go there, so we’ll have to see if some compromise can be reached.
  • Sit in the park tomorrow night if it’s not raining. (We got chased home by the sudden onslaught of rain tonight.)
  • Knit on a sock. I made some good progress during the author event we attended last night.

How about you? What are you hoping your weekend holds?

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