Monday, May 17, 2010

Repotting Things

This weekend we repotted all of the plants in our house. The ZZ plant (in the forefront of the picture) started out as a small shrub when we first moved here. Now it has become two enormous plants, each taller than a window pane. It's amazing how things continue to grow even when you forget that time is passing. This must be how it feels to have kids, or a dog.

We packed them all neatly in soil we bought from Home Depot, preparing to pass them on to friends and family to keep while we are abroad. One shouldn't grow too attached to things. While I was shaking all the old dirt out of the roots I was reminded of a post by my friend AL about restlessness. Perhaps we too need to be shaken out every once in a while lest the soil grow mold.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Four Year Anniversary!

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our four year anniversary. I seriously cannot believe it has been that long. We went out to dinner and had a nice relaxing evening. I'll try to spare you the sentimentality, but being married can be truly wonderful if you find the right person ;).

Have a fun weekend, friends!

Wall art available for purchase from Simple Shapes on etsy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Shortcut to Europe

Or, the day I stood in line for hours just to eat a bratwurst inside the German embassy.

This Saturday the residents of DC came out en masse to visit the embassies of the European Union during a special open house event. My group only visited the German and French embassies because the lines were so long. If you live in DC and are thinking of going next year, I would recommend the embassies of Central and Eastern Europe (they are far less crowded and the food is free, wink wink).

Hope your weekend was fun, too!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and to all the mothers out there.

You are a beautiful, courageous woman with more energy than anyone I know. I hope I can grow to be more like you.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A sidewalk garden

Today on my walk home I took a different route and then came across this beautiful garden that a neighbor has planted on the outside of her fence. I literally stopped to smell the roses and it put me in a wonderful mood. As I was taking this picture she pulled up in her car and I thanked her for planting it where we all can enjoy.

Faith in humanity, restored :).

Isn't it nice how the simple things can make such a difference?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Let's call this the comeback

So, I haven't updated my limeofsight in a while and I don't really have a good excuse. What can I say? I don't want to bore you all with the mundane details of my life, but I also don't want to neglect my blog.

We've been keeping very busy trying to spend as much time as we can with all of our friends in the city, but this weekend we were exceptionally busy: going away party for A-100 classmates, LA-style tacos double date with some dear Maryland friends, a book release party, a birthday party on the town for my fabulous workmate, and an Israeli themed brunch party (including Smitten Kitchen's Shakshuka, i.e. eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce). I really should be bringing my camera to all these things and documenting them. I'll do better in the future. Do you believe me?

We topped off the weekend with the Shout Out Louds, a Swedish indie rock band, who played a show at the 9:30 Club. I love their song "The Comeback," and I've been singing it to myself the past few days. We can call this my blogging comeback.

Picture by concert photographer Sean O'Kane, found via The House List.