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January 26, 2009

posted by soe 2:58 am

It wouldn’t surprise me if the District’s bars and nightclubs experienced a lower-than-average attendance this weekend. Everyone I spoke with last week seemed exhausted from our four-day Inaugural extravaganza. Yes, nearly everyone I knew had four days off in a row. But when you combine that time with cold weather, back-to-back-to-back-to-back events, and mind-numbing crowds, it just leaves you aching for some quiet time in your pjs with your laundry.

Let’s not get totally carried away, of course. I did change out of my pajamas today…

Yesterday, though, I remarked to Rudi as he was prepping dinner that I’d forgotten to brush my teeth all day. (Yes, I immediately went and rectified that situation, but you get the picture.) I tidied some. I washed a lot of dishes and baked cookies. I knit and read. Rudi watched non-stop skiing after returning from his bike ride. We had a tea party after supper:

Tea Is Served

A Cuppa Love

Don’t you love the teacups? They were a Christmas gift from Grey Kitten. The teapot under the cozy is the one Rudi gave me for Christmas, as opposed to the one from Grey Kitten or from my folks. I was impressed with how all three of them came up with unique pots.

Today we made it out to the farmer’s market to replenish our supply of potatoes and greens. I showered and did laundry. Rudi and I took down the tree and packed up the ornaments. Rudi vacuumed the building’s hallway after I dumped needles inside instead of out… And then we settled in for the evening, heated up a pot of fondue, baked another sheet of cookies, and watched the first Harry Potter movie.

While one is never ready for it to be Monday (even when, like last week, your Monday is really a Wednesday), I feel a lot more prepared for heading back to the office in the morning than I did last week.

How was your weekend?

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 4 Comments.

Awww! Those teacups are wonderful!!!

As are those cookies… 😉

I can’t believe it’s Monday already. I suppose spending Sunday grumpy didn’t really help me prepare for the start of the week.

Comment by jenn 01.26.09 @ 6:27 am

that’s EXACTLY what i did on saturday. spent the day in j’s pjs so i could do a BOATload of laundry. it was fantastic!

Comment by laura 01.26.09 @ 8:28 am

Jenn, my secret to cookies is to cook one pan at a time. That way I have fresh cookies every night for nearly a week. These are oatmeal scotchies, which I love almost the same as chocolate chip.

Laura, having clean laundry is SO exciting! Last week I was hand-washing underwear so I would have some to wear to work!

Comment by soe 01.26.09 @ 9:59 am

Sounds like a nice weekend! Those cups are great!

Comment by Sarah 01.26.09 @ 12:49 pm