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September 8, 2011

head massage, gleaming, and al fresco
posted by soe 8:26 pm

We’re getting a lot of rain in the mid-Atlantic this week. We’ve been lucky, because although I did discover water seeping into the Burrow in the middle of last night, we caught it early and our solutions have held so far. That said, though, I wouldn’t mind if we had a little sun to help things along.

Here are three beautiful things from my mostly rainy week:

1. A young family of four passes us on the sidewalk. After they’re out of earshot, Rudi and I look at each other and burst out laughing. The toddler had been riding on the back of the stroller, rubbing his sibling’s head like a crystal ball. The baby looks delighted.

2. I decide the tub needs cleaning. After a shameful amount of work (and enough Soft Scrub to later strip the top layer of skin off my right hand), the tub gleams white.

3. Our walk leads us down to Georgetown, where we head to Leopold’s to see if they have any empty tables on their patio. The waitress finds us one next to the fountain, with the caveat that if it starts raining we can’t move inside. We eat savory morsels and drink cool beverages and then find ourselves delicious pastries befitting a holiday afternoon. It’s not until we’re paying the bill that the sky opens up. We walk home under our umbrellas, laughing at our good fortune.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 4 Comments.

A pic of the Leopold’s spread (the savory course) can be seen here.

Comment by Rudi 09.08.11 @ 10:53 pm

I need to clean the tub. I am always mildly insulted that tubs need cleaning – yes, yes, we scrub off all of our dirt there, but we also fill it with soaps and water and shampoos – isn’t that enough for it?? Nooo! It wants Soft Scrub and scrub brushes, and us on our hands and knees!!

Comment by jenn 09.09.11 @ 9:56 am

You know, I’ve discovered the tub is *much* easier to clean since I switched to handmade soap- no soap scum at all! I’ve been making soap all week so there’s the beautiful in my world along with my enormous nasturtiums- best ever this year.

Comment by Julie 09.09.11 @ 5:19 pm

@Rudi: Thanks for sharing it!

@Jenn: I know! What’s up with that? (Although the new Mr. Clean magic sponge was impressive in the headway it made. Perhaps with only a normal amount of dirt it might have been sufficient.

@Julie: That sounds like a lovely way to pass the week — and winter! We mostly use handcrafted soap (although made by other people), so it’s probably the shampoo/conditioner & the amount of time between cleanings that are to blame.

Comment by soe 09.14.11 @ 1:22 am