I’m not gonna lie — it is hard as hell to think about beautiful things on the first Monday after two weeks out of the office, especially since I hurt my back exercising this morning and just got an email telling me my morning meeting has been moved to an earlier time I may not make.* Sigh.
But, I will try.
1. I transitioned from 2008 to 2009 with many of my favorite people in DC. My fun-filled New Year’s Eve was followed up with a great New Year’s Day brunch at Julia & Michael’s, where I loaded up on both good conversation and the traditional Southern lucky foods (ham, greens, black-eyed peas). I finished out the day with dinner and a hockey game with my old roommate Joanne. (Honorable mention: after the game, I got to try DC’s newest cupcake joint — Red Velvet, which gets a big thumbs up.)
2. On Saturday, entirely out of the blue, MsP emailed to see if I was around, since she and the family were making a rare trek over to the Hill. I see her all too rarely, so I jumped at the chance to meet up for lunch. (Bonus beauty: the burger I ordered was ridiculously delicious.)
3. I finally put shelves into the tops of my closets. This may seem fairly mundane, but given that I’ve spent more than two years with stuff piled up like Jenga tiles, ready to crash at any given moment, it is beautiful, indeed.
* I made the meeting, but clearly did not have time to finish this post until now. Sorry.