Yesterday may have been be the laziest non-sick day I have ever indulged in, but today promises more activity: brunch and outlet shopping with my friend Joanne. (I desperately need wool pants, but based on the selection currently in stores, I needed to have realized this in August.) Before I head off for bacon, eggs, and cheese grits, it’s time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week.
1. As I mentioned a little more than a week ago, my oldest nephew had a birthday. His party was last Saturday, and I decided to finally acquiesce to his pleading for the Fallingwater LEGO set (which he had asked me for pretty much every time I’ve seen him since he first saw it over the summer). Eileen & Chris went in with me on it, which solved the it’s-really-expensive problem, but did nothing to mitigate the it’s-for-ages-16-and-up issue. To say that it was the hit of the party would not be overstating things – D jumped up on his chair, waved it back and forth, and yelled. “Fallingwater! It’s Fallingwater!” Seeing him so happy and excited totally made my day. (And my concerns about it’s age-appropriateness proved to be unfounded. Between D and his four-year-old brother G, it was finished by Monday. And D has asked to go see the real Fallingwater!)
2. Last Sunday was bitterly cold, and I was dreading the wait for the bus after my book group meeting in Adams Morgan. As luck would have it, however the bus – the one that goes closest to my house, no less! – was coming up the street as I got there. I was only in the freezing weather for a moment – joy! (I’ll admit, I did have an assist from the NextBus website, but given that it’s hit-or-miss at best, it felt like a win.)
3. There was enough snow this week to force two two-hour delays at the office. Now, I am no particular fan of snow, but I loooooove a late start at work.
What was beautiful in your world this week?