August 1st, 2005

little review

Poem for Monday

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I know I promised more Annapolis photos but tonight you get a break because we took our annual trip to Butler's Orchard for Lammas to pick blueberries. This year they were rotating the fields, so instead of letting us drive up and park right next to the blueberry patch they made everyone park on a hillside and take a tractor ride to the blueberries, which was lots of fun as the tractors are bumpy and it was like a free hayride without the hay. It was hot, but somewhat overcast so not beastly as it's supposed to be again later in the week, which I was happy about because my head feels somewhat gross, having caught my charming husband's cold.

Since we were already up north of Gaithersburg, we stopped in a few stores on the way home -- Special Treasures, the metaphysical bookstore in the middle of downtown Gaithersburg, and Best Buy because the kids were looking for a video game they didn't find and Office Depot because they had blank CDs on sale. I wrote a couple of unenthralling articles and discovered that creedysgirl had drawn Gary Oldman! We were going to go to Baltimore tonight to see the free production of Much Ado About Nothing in the park by the science center, but between my cold, apaulled's cold, the kids being tired from being out all afternoon and the fact that we've never even shown them the Branagh-Thompson movie and I think Shakespeare is often easier to watch for the first time live when one is already familiar with the play, so we stayed home and watched the Bride and Prejudice extras and read more Harry Potter (one son read ahead and has finished HBP; the other still wants me to read to him). Tomorrow they have plans with a friend to play video games all day so hopefully I will get more work done!

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