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May 24, 2008

like a highway through nebraska
posted by soe 12:13 am

A long weekend stretches before me, long and with endless possibilities, sort of like the highway that runs through much of the midwest. I’m just hoping there are no Junebugs.

Rudi is heading out for most of the next two days, taking himself on a ride called the Mountains of Misery. To me that sounds like the snowbound route to Mordor and therefore ought to be avoided at all cost. To Rudi it sounds like a challenge to his ability as a bike rider and is, therefore, something to be conquered.

Meanwhile I’m planning a quiet, but hopefully productive, weekend. Some of my goals include:

  • A trip to Eastern Market to see what the crafts vendors have to offer.
  • Some time in the garden to water, weed, and give the peas and beans a lower rung on my teepee.
  • Knitting — I have two socks on the needles, as well as a shawl and a swatch for a summer sweater. It would be exciting if something came off the needles before next week.
  • Reading — I’m nearly halfway through The Book Thief and have to get cracking on some of the challenges I’ve signed up for.
  • Hanging out with friends — If I head to Cap Hill tomorrow, I might meet up with Sarah for a little while. And on Sunday, I’m helping another Sarah with some furniture moving in preparation for her impending move to Lima, Peru, and then having a (late) brunch with my friend Susan.
  • A bike ride on the C&O Canal Towpath to see what young critters are out and about.
  • Cleaning and organization — I know, I know. These tasks will be limited to the dark hours, but are essential to my continued mental well-being.
  • Baking — I regularly bookmark recipes and I’d really like to actually try some of them. In particular, there have been a couple of recent rhubarb recipes that have real potential.
  • Write my My D.C. post. I uploaded the pictures this morning, but I was tired and didn’t write the post. Tomorrow.
  • Drink froofy drinks out of my new Ravelry glasses.
  • Rest and relax.

Hmmm… Well, I’ll at least do the last item on the list. I haven’t had a night at home all week (although every night has been filled with fun). I’ve gone to a concert and to a ballgame, seen movies (we really liked the new Indiana Jones film), knit, and eaten at Ben’s Chili Bowl. And tonight we kicked off the summer season right with an evening of jazz at the Sculpture Garden with friends — both the usual gang and some of the women from my office who opted to join us at the last minute (I’m hoping we didn’t scare them away).

So maybe instead my to-do list will look like this:

  • Rest and relax.
  • Do other stuff as I get bored with above.

What are you planning for the long weekend?

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What I’d like to do:

-turn over the garden
-flip the compost
-mow the lawns
-weedwhack the lawns
-go to the bookstore
–go walk around the wooded reservation-y place I drive by on the way to work
-plant my petunias in containers
-go to the coffeeshop in town
-start looking for a dress for that formal wedding

I HAVE to at least turn over the garden, as I pick up my seedlings today, and they’ll need to be planted by next weekend.

Comment by Jenn 05.24.08 @ 8:24 am