A spring day

March has been a moody month for weather. It snowed this week, and I felt very cold walking home tonight. But on a Saturday earlier this month it seemed like spring, and I got to enjoy it with my friend Elise, visiting from grad school, and Homère. I even pulled out ye ol’ camera for a trip to Eastern Market.

But first… some flowers Homère bought me.

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And an instagram for good measure…

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The next day was also warm, so Homère and I spent the afternoon soaking in the sun at the Georgetown waterfront.

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My main consolation through all the yucky weather we’ve had since is that it may aid me in getting a not-humid, not-super-duper-hot wedding day. Nasty DC summer can start in July, right?

Can’t wait for Monday. It’s supposed to be warm again!

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Naomi!

Well, I think we all know by now that I’m a horrible blogger.

It’s been a couple weeks since my friend Naomi graced D.C. with her presence, her soup-making skills, beauty and intelligence. Naomi and I met while working at Bible camp together, and we’ve been pen pals ever since. She’s super great. We both like adventures, so we had many while she was here.

On our big day of adventure (my day off), we biked/Metroed out to Anacostia… and we didn’t get shot! I did almost have a heart attack as I was biking and a man started running alongside me, but fortunately he wasn’t trying to tackle me. And we only passed one restaurant whose owner was arrested for having a deskful of cocaine.

Actually, Anacostia was surprisingly nice — some brick sidewalks and outdoor art exhibits. And it had our destination — the Frederick Douglass house! He lived in the home for the latter portion of his life, from 1878-1895.

The little cabin is where he went to write. Someday I would like a place to write. Maybe a gazebo.

Then we headed to Georgetown. The canal was gorgeous, with yellow leaves everywhere.

We did some shopping and went to Georgetown Cupcake. I forgive them for being popular and on television BECAUSE THEY ARE SO GOOD. I’ve had several flavors now, and I’ve loved every one. Eggnog frosting = yet another reason Christmas is my favorite holiday. Pictured below are red velvet and triple chocolate.

We had many other adventures, including a book fair where we took our picture with the Georgetown Cupcake ladies (hey, they fed us those cupcakes), a fancy dinner with an awkward waiter followed by a National Symphony Orchestra concert, a poetry reading and a Sunday afternoon trip to the National Gallery of Art. I guess we kinda rocked the culture thing.

And I captured some of that with Le iPhone, a recent agonizing purchase that should probably merit a blog post of its own. But for now, thanks to Naomi for a wonderful week.