Saturday, February 4, 2012

Putting the city in City Mouse Country

I went to DC last weekend. I've been trying to think about how to write about it, and I haven't come up with anything brilliant in a week, so, you know, we default to bullet points.

  • Saw 32 old friends, ranging in age from roughly 2 to roughly 90
  • Met 4 new ones, ranging in age from roughly 4 weeks to roughly 30 years
  • Missed a whole lot more
  • Lunched with a cousin
  • Breakfasted with my parents
  • Incited my goddaughters to a screaming fit 
  • Got a pedicure
  • Made a new life plan
  • Got a fantastic massage
  • Lost at poker
  • Had a few drinks
  • Had a million laughs
  • Went to church
  • Got my hair cut
  • Finished one book
  • Started another
  • Encouraged others to move to Framingham
  • Wore flip-flops (perhaps ill-advisedly)
I also gained some pretty earth-shaking new perspectives on a bunch of stuff and had. a. blast.

The result is that it's been kind of a funny near-week since then: a little bit floaty, quite a bit smiley, and deeply warm with the reminder of how much I gained from my city life. It won't be a year and a half before I go back again.


Mike said...

Can you expand on your eighth bullet point?

Joe said...

We loved your visit, too. Looking forward to the return trip, whenever it may be.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Mike- I can, but prefer to do it for individuals who know me (like you) than here. If others have the same question, they should ask.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Joe- So, so great. I'll be back sooner this time.

Cousin Mouse said...

Nice luntching with you!