Lazy Long Weekend

Carlson’s plan for the long weekend is to learn to pee only in designated areas.

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?

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4 thoughts on “Lazy Long Weekend

  1. Common Loon August 30, 2012 / 11:47 pm

    Sarah, apparently earlier this evening the Walker Art Center held an outdoor festival celebrating any and all cute cat videos (that had gone viral). Immediately thought of you and yours.

    If you head to Baltimore, you could earn a Junior Ranger badge at Fort McHenry. They only give out the plastic one, so you might have to buy the patch. It involves scavenger hunts, weapons, and a movie.

  2. sprite August 31, 2012 / 12:03 am

    You could take your nephew to Homestead Farm to pick apples. Or to the aquarium downtown, where they have 2 p.m. feedings (of alligators, sharks, or piranha, depending on the day).

  3. Mom August 31, 2012 / 8:22 am

    Well, I got an early start yesterday and purchased my mums for planting today before the triple digits set in. It is supposed to be a gloriously HOT weekend in this area (not hard to take when the nights are in the low 50s)! And I’ve decided to grill baby back ribs to go with the macaroni salad I made yesterday, probably eating out on the deck too.

    Off to Owego today for some quality little-town dinking around shopping (havent’t been in a little shop since Alaska) and having lunch overlooking the river. Ahhhh, the end of Summer — doesn’t seem possible 😊. Enjoy yours, Sarah. Wish I was there to check out Eileen’s furniture with ya.

  4. Shannon August 31, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Hmmm, I was going to finish painting Maggie’s room but maybe a road trip to Binghamton for Mom’s baby back ribs may be in order. 😉

    I’m also resolving to get over this $%^&# cold that has lingered for over a week. Not the ideal way to spend the last week of summer, especially when the weather has been glorious.

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