Good morning. I hope you have all enjoyed my brief break from blogging. You might not realize but I am deep within that critical “hype building” phase… minimizing supply and theoretically creating demand before skyrocketing to fame and glory through blogging: “how can we miss you if you never go away,” etc. I’m happy to say we have been busy.
In the past couple weeks, I have:
checked out a “gourmet” empanada shop
listened to some amazing jazz piano at the Kennedy Center
tried making my own yeast dinner rolls for the first time
given a tour of the Capitol to a very cool baby (and his mom)
glommed onto some friends’ summer beach house plans, thank you friends!
gotten a very reasonable mani/pedi in Dupont Circle
bought some yams and Brussel sprouts at the Dupont farmer’s market, first time to the market in 2011!
a 20 mile bike ride two twenty miles bike rides
gotten great news: one of my best & oldest friends is moving to town!
been gifted a dining room table and a car, without going on The Price is Right
So, I’m a pretty lucky person overall. One day when I strike gold with this blog, I hope to translate all this good fortune into $$$ for the many organizations I feebly “support” now- basically voting and slipping some folks the occasional $25 or $50.
I might not be good at making money, but I AM very good at riding a bike and living in tents, and finally there’s a way for me to exploit these talents for the greater good. I signed up on Monday to do the 150 mile “Beyond the Beltway MS Ride with Eric on the weekend of my
34th birthday. My life is not always what I want it to be- which is basically planning a wedding while pregnant and rolling around in piles of gold- but life with MS presents an added level of difficulty that is difficult for most people, including me, to comprehend. I am trying to raise $500 or more but will take whatever I can get to help people with MS get the care and support they need. Find out more (or donate!) here.