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September 4, 2012

weekending: the labor day edition
posted by soe 1:46 am

Amanda usually wraps up her weekend with a bulleted list and invites others to do the same. This week, with three days in our weekend hopper, I accept:

  • We begin the weekend with new life. Susan and Phillip have a healthy baby girl.
  • Our typical summer Friday evening picnic at the Yards. It starts in daylight with feet in the pool, chatting, and watching the jumbotron in the distance after the baseball game begins. It carries on into darkness, through our supper (complete with macarons courtesy of Sarah) and a blue moon.
  • Sleeping in.
  • Watering the garden. A tomato and a pepper to pick. Squash to mourn. The pool looks crowded, so I carry on to elsewhere.
  • Off to Georgetown. There’s a “new” pie place. Pricey, but tasty, with cupcake-shaped pies. Blueberry lemonade pie was excellent, as was coconut cream. Skip the lemonade itself.
  • I finish my book at the waterfront park. A toddler wonders why I’m crying.
  • Drama in the sky before me. Race the thunderstorm home. I win, although I admit to being nervous when I had to cross Rock Creek.
  • Homemade tomato soup with tomatoes we picked.
  • No berries left at the farmers market. Peaches are dwindling, as is the corn. Apples abound. I buy a fiery flower and paw paws.
  • Knitting on my Olympic Affection once again. I’m back to virgin wool!
  • A last swim at the pool for the season.
  • Baseball vs. the Cubs. The Nats win their 82nd game of the season, guaranteeing them their best season since moving to D.C. and a winning year.

Zimmerman Hit-To-Be

  • More importantly, it’s Cora’s first baseball game.

Charles, Jordi, and Cora

  • Homemade popsicles after a sweaty bike ride home from the ballpark.
  • Cooking out on the stoop. We grill veggie hot dogs, corn on the cob, a pepper (for Rudi), and a peach. The perfect end to the summer season.
  • Category: life -- uncategorized,sports. There is/are 2 Comments.

    You have such a lovely life! 🙂

    I must ask – what book?

    Comment by jenn 09.04.12 @ 6:13 am

    I’ve always wanted to try a paw paw. Are they any good?

    Comment by Karen 09.04.12 @ 7:47 am