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February 23, 2009

a weekend
posted by soe 2:16 am


It’s Sunday night and the weekend is over — yet again.

How does that happen so quickly? I mean, it’s 2 1/2 days. It should last longer, shouldn’t it?

I meant to get more done. I meant to clean the apartment. I meant to send off those ridiculously late Christmas presents. I meant to block Gramma’s quilt. I meant to get caught up on book reviews. I meant to… Well, you get the picture.

You also probably guessed that none of those things happened.

Friday night, I don’t quite remember. I know I went to the store to buy cat food, dodging several weird guys who seemed to think I was interested in them. (Freaks.) I picked up pizza. I watched Numbers and Conan O’Brian’s final show before he heads off to California to succeed Jay Leno. That might have been it…

Yesterday, I got up when Rudi left for his bike ride. I read some emails and some blogs and some of my book. I went to the library. I took a nearly 6 mile stroll out and about without a coat. (I was wearing a sweater and scarf.) I may have taunted a gang of out-of-town teenagers, but if I did, they started it. I finally got a chance to try a cupcake from Baked and Wired, which I enjoyed with a chai down on the Potomac. (The cupcake was the best I’ve had in D.C. and definitely merits a return trip.) I saw what hopefully will be the first blooming daffodils later this week. I did some grocery shopping done, although I forgot to buy sugar. I celebrated these accomplishments with a nap with Jeremiah and Della after I realized that nodding off at the computer was just silly. And I finished the night with a lovely chili dinner and movie night with Rudi and an early night in bed.

Today, we slept in. We hit the farmers’ market, where, because of a freak storm, there were lots of veggies and flowers still to be had. I drank lots of tea. I did some laundry and some dishes. I sorted through my clothing, doing the seasonal purge and put together a huge bag of things that should go to Goodwill. I finished knitting my hat, the first thing I’ve finished for me in more than six months, while watching the Oscars. (I’ll share it with you later this week after Rudi has a chance to photograph it for me.) I talked to my family and to Rudi’s mom and to Susan. We contemplated our finances, the worth of our cars, and the D.C. real estate market. And I will finish my book and wash a load of dishes before heading to bed in the next hour.

Okay, so I take it back. I can see how 2 1/2 days could go by, just like that. It was a good weekend, after all.

How was your weekend?

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 4 Comments.

I’ve been purging the extra stuff in this house and love getting those bags out of here. I always forget the farmer’s market. I should go more. Nothing on my list got done either!

Comment by Sarah 02.23.09 @ 8:31 am


Also, that sounds pretty productive to me!

And, yeah, I really don’t think it’s fair that the 2 days of the weekend go by WAY faster than any two days during the week 🙁

Comment by Jenn 02.23.09 @ 9:16 am

Sarah, the farmers’ market is pretty much the only constant in my life. If we’re in town for the weekend, we’re at the market. I don’t think I’ve missed one yet since I discovered it the first spring we moved down here.

Comment by soe 02.23.09 @ 12:49 pm

Jenn, it was a vanilla cake with strawberries baked into the batter and pink strawberry buttercream frosting with sprinkles. DE-LI-CIOUS!!

Comment by soe 02.23.09 @ 12:50 pm