Perfect, Warm, and Delayed

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.

Fallingwater! It's Fallingwater!
Fallingwater! It's Fallingwater!

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?

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6 thoughts on “Perfect, Warm, and Delayed

  1. Mom January 30, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    Sounds like a good week in your world — don’t hold out much hope, however, for winter pants at the end of January — unless you are lucky enough to get cruisewear to Alaska!

    TBTs here:
    1) Readying to get out of the cold & snow for nearly the whole month of February! Yippee — off to Arizona and Texas 😉
    2) Fabulous dinner at an old favorite (No 5 Firehouse Restaurant) with probably my best girl friend (other than “MY girls”);
    3) Getting ALL my accumulated filing done (nearly 6 months worth — I had been *really* procrastinating, particularly because there have been several days of nothing to do!) and in the process eliminating the year-end stuff that probably wasn’t necessary to keep anyway. And – purging my computer of what seemed like a zillion un-needed emails -and- organizing a ton of emailed photo attachments, which had just been put on hold. So, I feel VERY ACCOMPLISHED.

    Do hope everyone else had a good week too!

  2. susan January 30, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    1. Due to second snow day in two weeks…my Christmas decorations are down. (Don’t judge me!! 🙂
    2. Found a great book series for my reluctant boy readers (Jack Stalwart!)
    3. Celebrated my newest niece’s first birthday yesterday. They played videos from her first year….adorable! Cake wasn’t as cool as the ones Jen makes…but it tasted yummy 🙂

  3. Common Loon January 30, 2011 / 6:30 pm

    1. Finished a sewing project started by Mom. I used fabric and lace and buttons left to me by my MIL. It was a heart-warming and inspired project.
    2. A goal was set: 2000 push-ups or sit-ups in January. I’ve made it. The rest of the gang has at least cleared 1000. It’s been fun.
    3. Doctor told me I’ve got good muscles. better tone that I’ve had previously.

  4. Mom January 30, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    @ CL — re #2 — and you are still functioning?? Congrats!!!! Way to go, Mom :). :). My Hero!!

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