DC sure is nice in the spring March 29th, 2012
DC is really, truly beautiful this time of year. I know I’ve written that before, but I just can’t get enough of the warm weather lately and the pretty blossoms everywhere and all the neighbors out and about. Soon it will turn into a hot mug swamp mess, so I’ll keep enjoying it while I can, and probably look back longingly at this post when I am covered in sweat just from walking Bowser down the block.
This afternoon I took some me time and went and got a pedicure and haircut. It had been months since I last did that and I was feeling a little disheveled. The great part about working for myself now is that I can just go do that in the middle of the afternoon, no waiting for the 5 o’clock whistle. I worked my butt off all week, put in a few late nights too, and so I decided to take the long route over to Capitol Hill today, walking only on the sunny sides of the street, admiring all the rowhomes, and I even stopped to watch an outdoor school lesson taking place. The kids were learning how to use yardsticks to measure things like the sidewalk squares and the height of a fence. Man it seems like all that stuff was so long ago…
I also spotted this tiny little patch of buttercups growing at the base of a streetlamp. I can’t remember the last time I saw buttercups. I love them! The remind me of our back field at the house growing up. We would run back there after Dad got home from work, pick some buttercups — the whole field was covered in them — and hold them under our chins to determine if we liked butter. I know we always thought it was some sort of magic when our chins turned yellow, and even when they didn’t, we’d still say they did.
Tomorrow I am headed up north on the Amtrak to Connecticutt with JJ and Denise to visit the one and only Slutsky! I am so excited for our long-awaited ladies weekend. The best is that we bought the train tickets way back in November, I think, so it almost feels like a free trip! Funny how that happens. We are planning to visit some vineyards, go to a wine-and-painting class, and wander around downtown Mystic. woo hoo!
tags: capitol hill, DC, flowers, trees
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