As of 5:30 this evening, I’m officially off of work for the Labor Day holiday. I took tomorrow off when I figured I’d be out of town, but the end of August kind of snuck up on me and I didn’t get around to making any plans. It’s kind of nice to be going into a long weekend with nothing on the calendar – but it’s a little daunting, too. Left to my own devices for that much time, I can easily end up trapped on my sofa by inertia and NCIS reruns.
So, here’s what I’ve come up with so far for activities/plans. Other than the first one, I don’t think any of these are written in stone, but all seem doable…
- Take Julia and Michael to the train station. Selfish motive: this gets me their car for the weekend.
- Go furniture shopping for Eileen. There are a few pieces she wants from a company that doesn’t have a showroom in Houston, so I have been tasked with gauging the comfort and mid-century design vibe of a few pieces.
- Go to a baseball game. I don’t have tickets this weekend, but I figure I’ll be able to pick up a single either on StubHub or at the box office.
- Picnic with sprite and Rudi. Unless I can lure them into going to the aforementioned baseball game instead.
- See my nephews. No firm plans here yet, other than one wants to “do something new to him.” Which is – I think – manageable as a request. Maybe the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens? The Spy Museum? The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore?
I have plenty of nitpicky home projects to work on, too, like finally getting my Alaska photos posted and fixing up my container garden, at least some of which I’ll get to, I’m sure.
What’s on your schedule for the weekend? Any recommendations for me within about an hour’s drive of DC?