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.


KathyA said...

Wow! Annapolis, a cherry pie, and sitting on your porch! Such joy! :)

Lena said...

You do what you love to do and it is so great that you know what makes you happy.

I love reading your posts!

Great you were able to take your mom, too!

happyone said...

They sound like great days to me. You are always busy doing something! : )

Josie Two Shoes said...

This sounds like a lovely routine to me! I'm jealous of your beautiful places to hang out, not so much here - hot and dry. I'm glad you are enjoying summer, I know how much your mom must look forward to those outings too!

pattycakes said...

your mom looks great and so happy , you are a great daughter , love the scenery ones too
have a great day :)

Lena said...

Cheryl.. where are u? Missing your posts!

Andrew said...

Your comment on my blog literally made my day. I consider you a good friend and my window to my far flung friend's world is what they write on their blogs.

Marsha said...

Where are you??

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