Tag Archives: summer

At the beach.

I cried a good chunk of my drive home from Kentucky on Friday, but now I am settling back into what promises to be a wonderful DC summer. A lot of this summer will find me outside of the District and … Continue reading

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Coming home means…

Piles of shoes by the back door because I will never ever ever be considered adult enough to be allowed to keep my shoes on in my mother’s house.  Stolen moments practicing piano when no one is home because I … Continue reading

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Counting this as the first day of summer.

After a couple weeks of insane paper writing, grading, projects, and massive consumption of Siggi’s coconut styr yogurt (Y’all, this stuff is like magic ice cream masquerading as food acceptable to eat at breakfast… or lunch… or midnight. All three have … Continue reading

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Goat cheese fig flatbread and saying goodbye.

The falling of the figs marks the end of summer.  You think that it will never come, that the tree will stay barren, that the bright green bulbs will never turn purple. You think that you have forever, that the … Continue reading

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Quiet weekends are good for the soul.

It’s good for the soul to have a weekend where there is nothing planned. It’s good for the soul to look at the calendar and see that every night of the weekend is free, and then to see that it … Continue reading

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Heirloom Caprese Tart

Sometimes I think sadly on my wasted years, those long years leading up to college where I didn’t like tomatoes. It wasn’t that I would turn up my nose to them in a nice pasta, but I didn’t realize that … Continue reading

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Nic and Susannah

A summer evening in Annapolis. An empty state house. A freak summer storm that blew out as fast and wild as it blew in. A cloudy sky that cleared just enough for a rainbow. A harbor bordered by ships and … Continue reading

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The Last Road-trip.

In May, I took my car in to get the oil changed. The little sticker that they put in my window said that I would need my next change at a certain number of miles, or November 13, 2013. I … Continue reading

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Lately we’ve been taking lots of bike rides.

Lately we’ve been taking lots of bike rides, because we want to explore this city beyond the scope of what we can easily walk.  Lately we’ve been appreciating how much DC clears out in the evenings, and on lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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Last weekend.

You know those weekends where you try to squeeze EVERYTHING in? Last weekend was one of those. I am super guilty of event cramming. I hate saying no to any activity,  I hate turning people down for things or passing … Continue reading

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