Cleanup in Aisle One

Ever have one of those days where messes seem to find their way to you? That was my today. First thing after getting to work, I discovered that my lunch — leftover lentil soup — had leaked all through the bag I had carried it in, though I didn’t notice until it had continued leaking all over my desk.

Yay, fun!

Fast forward to the end of the workday, when I went to pack up to go home and found out that the homemade applesauce I hadn’t eaten at lunch had tipped over and all the liquid oozed out, soaking my lunchbag, and (you guessed it!) getting all over my desk. Continue reading

Sunny Monday

Fall on the C&O Canal in Georgetown.
Fall on the C&O Canal in Georgetown.
Once it gets to be mid-November, every truly gorgeous day feels like a gift, and today was one of those days. It was in the high 60s and sunny, so I decided to spend my lunch hour running an errand that required a walk along the Georgetown waterfront (bottom photo), then up Wisconsin past the C&O Canal (top photo). After my task was complete, I picked up a delicious chicken shawarma and mint lemonade and parked myself on a bench and basked in the sunshine. It was terribly cold in the office today, so I felt like a little lizard heating myself up on a rock. It was just what I needed to power myself through the afternoon at work.

But alas, the weatherman on the 11:00 news just said today was “the best day of the week” and that it’s “all downhill” from here. So now I’m extra-glad I spent some time outside today while I had the chance.

The Kennedy Center, ass seen from the Georgetown Waterfront.
The Kennedy Center, as seen from the Georgetown waterfront.