April 6th, 2008

green little review

Poem for Sunday

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After a ridiculously early morning during which a cat woke me by attempting to destroy my very small collection of jewelry, we decided to beat the crowds and the rain and go downtown early to try to see the cherry blossoms, which are just past peak at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. As it happened, the rains never arrived and we were gone before the crowds did; we walked for an hour and a half around the Tidal Basin, got to the Natural History museum for lunch in the cafeteria before 11:30, and drove out of the city just as the mobs were beginning to materialize across the National Mall to see the flowers, Freedom Walk and fireworks in the evening. It was a glorious partially overcast morning, not too warm, with ducks, seagulls and cormorants in the Tidal Basin and flower petals blowing down from the trees. And we saw a mother duck with 12 ducklings!


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On the way home we stopped at Target to get a new lamp for the living room, since one of ours has become flaky and refuses to turn on. Then we took younger son to Lakeforest Mall to look for Magic cards and discovered that they were having a festival with Japanese dancers and martial arts demonstrations (and Bath & Body Works has Brown Sugar & Fig products on sale for $5 this weekend!). And then we came home and watched the season finale of Torchwood and the season premiere of Doctor Who, both of which I loved. Collapse ) Collapse ) To end the entertainment, we watched the glorious Kansas-North Carolina game. I didn't much care whether UCLA beat Memphis, but I was rooting strongly against the Tarheels and wow, what a game plan Memphis had! Yay!