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July 13, 2007

weekends are for lazing
posted by soe 2:33 pm

I’m pleased to announce that I will be spending this weekend as weekends are meant to be spent — lazing.

I’m hoping to start the weekend off right with some friends tonight at a free jazz concert in the sculpture garden outside the National Gallery of Art.

Tomorrow morning, I will get up and go for a bike ride. I signed up for the third round of Runagogo! and fully intend to meet the 100 mile goal (over the course of 3 months) this time. Plus, I’ve been drinking a lot of sweet beverages and eating a lot of ice cream lately and it would behoove me to get moving. In a similar vein, I may try to get in some laps at the local community pool when I head over to the garden.

Speaking of which, I need to do some planting. The peas are done for the season and I see no reason to let the string lattice go to waste. So I’m going to plant some more beans there. Rudi’s mom has also suggested that we cut back the catnip and maybe the sage, so that will be another task. We might have some ripe peppers to harvest in addition to the broccoli and lettuce, so I’m excited about that.

I’m about a third of the way through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I don’t find it unreasonable to expect to be done with it by Sunday night. That gives me five days to plow through the penultimate book before the new one comes out at midnight on Friday night. We’ll be attending a launch party at Politics & Prose and are currently contemplating costumes. That robe I bought for grad school is going to come in handy again, methinks…

I’ll also be knitting. I’m nearly done with my first pair of socks for the Summer of Socks, in a lovely colorway of Cascade Fixation. I just have to finish the gusset decreases and the foot and I’ll be able to wear them with my pink Keds.

And I have to go buy some cotton/linen/hemp/nonstretchy fiber for a market bag. That’s the project I’m supposed to be working on right now for the Tour de France Knit-along. However, a week into the race, I’m still in London while the other riders race toward the Alps. Tant pis! But Bastille Day does seem like a good time to catch up, so I will play some Les Nubians albums and the soundtrack to Les Miserables and get to work.

Finally, the farmers’ market, is, as always, on my weekend agenda. The market folks warn this may be the final week for cherries and apricots, so I’ll need to pick some of those up, as well as more blueberries and tomatoes and beans and …

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