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.

The Weekend That Was

Lapful of cats
Though this photo is not from this weekend, it is reasonably illustrative of how I spent Saturday.

I pretty much only accomplished two things this weekend: going to sporting events and napping.

On Friday night, I kicked off the weekend at the Caps game with my friend Mary and my brother. It was not exactly the best game I’ve ever seen the Caps play, and they lost to the Flames in overtime. (Which was probably the most fun part of the game, because the new three-on-three format is kind of a mess.) I had a great time catching up with Mary, though, so that took the sting out of the loss. Continue reading