I meant to do this yesterday, but forgot. Fortunately, though, there’s never a wrong time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week.
1. Ever since the debacle with my nephew in 2009, I’ve been kind of afraid to go ice skating. I recently became aware, however, that the Kettler Capitals Iceplex (scene of said debacle) offers adult learn-to-skate lessons. I decided to give them a try and had my first session last Sunday. I was neither the best nor the worst in my class, which made me pretty happy.
2. I had the kind of day at work on Thursday that put me in the mood I call “stabby” and I was planning to console myself with a dinner consisting entirely of beer and chocolates. I was saved from my wallowing by a well-timed call from sprite, inviting me to join her and Rudi at the pie restaurant over on H Street. Even though I was afraid I’d be a pill to be around, I went anyway, and their good moods (and two pieces of pie!) cheered me up greatly.
3. Ever since it was installed the week before Christmas, the new-to-me washer/dryer in my apartment hasn’t worked. The needed parts finally arrived, and I finally am back to having laundry at home – with the added bonus that the dryer on this machine actually dries, unlike the old one. I celebrated by doing lots and lots of laundry.
(Note: this was thumb-typed on my way to dinner. I’ll spell-check and add links – like to the skating story – when I get home tonight. Apologies for the inconvenience – and the typos.)
Links – finally – added on 1/19/10.