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November 23, 2009

posted by soe 3:03 pm

How did D.C. go from having two perfectly lovely downtown outdoor ice rinks to one to possibly none?

Why, yes, I am feeling bitter.

Hat tip to DCist for the depressing news…

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an uneventful weekend
posted by soe 2:23 am

It was a quiet weekend around the Burrow.

On Friday night, Michael came across town for happy hour with John and Rudi and stayed so that he could go out for dinner with us. I had been feeling a bit on the crabby side, but Michael was in a genial mood and so his company and some pizza helped put things right. Rudi and I were home by ten and got to catch up on our online watching of Numb3rs before bed.

Saturday was the Help the Homeless Walkathon, which required this night person to get up before the sun was out of bed and be out the door before she normally leaves for work. Secretly, I was a bit glad that I missed meeting up with the people I was supposed to join, because I’m not much of a conversationalist when I’m still half-asleep. I am, however, a fast walker regardless of the hour, because I somehow managed to start behind but finish before the people I was looking for, who were fellow alumni of Connecticut College.

I did catch up to them for an early lunch, which ended up being quite nice. All three of them had graduated after Rudi and me, but one had been the housefellow of Blackstone his senior year, which was a nice connection. Another had been an RTC (an adult student returning to college), and she and her husband are recent transplants to the region.

After a stop at the library, I came home and the cats tricked me into lying down on the bed, where I promptly fell asleep. I dozed all afternoon.

This morning we slept in a bit, then headed to the farmers’ market for a few things, like milk and carrots. After a leisurely brunch of chai and French pastries, Rudi announced he’d work on cleaning the kitchen while I went down to shutter the garden for the season and get some sunlight.

We spent the evening shredding papers, listening to music, and watching the soccer championship game. Two bags of recycling and a bag of trash left the apartment and I’m already feeling lighter.

I can’t wait to see what the week ahead holds…

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