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May 22, 2021

weekend planning
posted by soe 1:31 am

We’re heading north at the end of the week (!!!), so a certain part of this weekend will be dedicated to tidying the apartment. I also need to do laundry.

I keep suggesting to Rudi that we should celebrate his birthday with some friends (he was out of town last Sunday), but so far nothing’s come of that. I’ll raise the point again.

I’d like to do some baking, but I’ll only do that if it actually gets warm enough in the apartment for me to let Rudi close the window and turn on the a/c. Tomorrow night it’s not supposed to drop below 70 outside (::whimper::), so that is a possibility. But the one perk of living below ground, particularly during the spring’s first heat wave, is that we’re insulated against the heat for a lot longer than other people. I have a love/hate relationship with a/c, so the longer I can go without turning it on, the happier I am. (Rudi, not so much.) But if I introduce heat inside the apartment (or the cleaning takes on its own heating element), it’s far more certain Rudi will draw the line.

Garden (literally, as in from my garden) salads are also on the agenda. I’ve been picking a couple bags of greens each week, but the impending heat is signaling the end of the arugula, at the very least. I’ve been really good about staying on top of bolting greens this year, but the temperatures have been on my side, and I may have to pick entire plants, rather than just plucking the largest leaves if the weather doesn’t cooperate. We’ve got a couple salad dressings we’re really grooving on from the farmers market (strawberry poppyseed and green goddess), which I find helps make the salads feel distinct from each other. When we get back from Connecticut, I might try the bakery’s housemade blue cheese dressing. I put in a couple hours in the garden this evening, but without any certainty of rain in the forecast, I’ll have to go water and pick snap peas and strawberries.

And otherwise, who knows? Maybe the park concert. Hopefully some knitting and reading.

How about you? What are you getting up to this weekend?

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