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February 13, 2019

seeking suggestions
posted by soe 1:53 am

My birthday is Thursday and I’m somewhat at a loss for how to mark the day. Rudi won’t be home until 5 or so, which means I have most of the daytime hours to amuse myself before he comes home to join me for pizza and ice cream and cake. Because I’m currently at home all day, simply not being at work is not really as special as it would normally be.

Ideally, I’d find something low-key, but not humdrum, to do with my day…

I could visit a bookstore.

I could wander around town collecting all the freebies I’ve been emailed about from various restaurants.

I could go to a museum — either a free one or one that costs money — or a historic site — Frederick Douglass’ house or the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument are both high on my list of local sites I’ve never visited.

I could visit the Library of Congress, where they currently have a baseball exhibit.

I could go to the zoo or the Botanic Garden. (It’s supposed to be in the mid-50’s and dry, so the former isn’t a problem.)

I could spend time outside with a book or my knitting.

I could catch a film that Rudi doesn’t want to see (he wants to see all of them, though, so that’s probably not a great plan…)

I could see if you have any suggestions I haven’t thought of…

How would you spend your birthday?

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 6 Comments.

Happy Birthday to you!! I would probably do a few of these things (sans the movies) and call that day a huge win!

Comment by Kat 02.13.19 @ 7:20 am

I would get up and take myself out to breakfast (meaning, get tea and a pastry somewhere). Then I would go to see the exhibit at the Library of Congress, and then I would walk around for a while, go home and knit, and then just relax until Rudi gets home. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s not something you *have* to do, since it’s YOUR day!

Comment by Bridget 02.13.19 @ 8:07 am

All your ideas sound great. I hope you have a fantastic day!

Comment by Karen 02.13.19 @ 9:26 am

I was going to give practically the same suggestion as Bridget – get a breakfast out with a pastry (seriously, that was my idea too) and then go see the Baseball exhibit to get you in spring training mode, and then obviously, there is still time to read/knit outside.
Happy Birthday to you!

Comment by raidergirl3 02.13.19 @ 12:58 pm

Happy Birthday! What great ideas you have! I personally would go to either the zoo or the Botanic Gardens and maybe take myself out to lunch {at one of those restaurants with freebies},but all of your ideas sound amazing.

Comment by Michelle @ Life Among the Pages 02.13.19 @ 8:33 pm

Put all of the ideas randomly onto a Bingo card, then do as many as you can and mark them with a stamp.

Comment by Grey Kitten 02.14.19 @ 4:33 am