04 June 2012

I'm predictable

My life is so routine, but in a good way. I like routine.

I've been spending most of my free time in Annapolis these days. I picked up my mom after work on Saturday and off we went. It's such an easy thing to do with her. Because she has a handicap hang-tag, we can drive and park at the Naval Academy. It was a perfect day. We saw 4 different bridal parties by the magnificent chapel. We spoke to a gentleman from the class of '47. We were fascinated by his stories and he was happy to share them. We saw hundreds and hundreds of high school students who were there to experience the academy to see if they might be interested in attending one day. There's always something going on there. My mom and I ate at a crepe restaurant for dinner at an outdoor table, then went to the dock to people and boat watch. We left very happy.
Happy Mom

This tree was 8-10 feet wide!
I went back to Annapolis on Sunday and met my friend Kit. We were there for the 1st Sunday Arts Festival (I attended in May with my sister Lisa). It was another perfect weather day. Afterward we walked the backstreets. It's all very historic and I love the old homes. Almost best of all, I love the old trees. And the clouds. We went to the crepe place for dinner (so good!) and walked to the dock where we ate, and watched people and the boats.

I could have done the same thing today!

I drove to my client Karen P's house this morning. She's a long-time client and we have a lot in common, but we've never hung out. I've never made a rolled pie crust before, and I was there to learn. We (she) made a cherry pie. The cherries are jarred, from Trader Joe's. They are rated the best cherries by Cook's Illustrated. I stayed till the pie came out of the oven. Because it had to cool completely, I'll be going to Karen's house before work tomorrow to retrieve my half-pie. I can't wait! Karen is a master gardener. Her landscaping, mostly shaded, was amazing. It was a great visit.

Karen's pond

I drove to Annapolis from there to hang out with my daughter. Not downtown :) I would have, though. I'm not tired of it yet. It's a good routine.

I'm sitting on my porch, writing this. What else? I'm a creature of habit.