washington d.c.

..and Dorothy comes home,

…eyes opened, an older and wiser person. Or so the story goes.

I'm home. I woke up this morning in Maryland. After pulling the covers over my head and denying that it was time to get up, a little part of my brain woke up and said, "Yes, it's time. Go home." On the plane I realized that I, the consummate list-maker, hadn't made a to-do list in a week.

I have a lot more thinking to do

I didn't realize how much I needed to get away for a short while. (I had an utterly different start to this, and then accidentally lost it. Then I realized that Andy was looking over my shoulder, so everything I had in my mind has now gone away.)

Okay, so, Plan B.

Well, okay, I'm now officially operating on Plan B today. I can't find my car keys, so I'm not going anywhere. The more I think about it, the less I'm mourning. There's this "Million Family March" going on near the Mall today, which means that the Metro is probably full of parents and their critters, so I think it's probably best that I'm not accidentally part of the fray.

As a result, I'm also getting to rest a bit today. Doing a lot of reading. Testing out Andy's speakers. I think I'll get a nap later. After all, isn't resting what vacations are about?

Greetings from the East Coast!

I've been pleasantly surprised by how well things have gone so far. My flights were all on time, my baggage arrived safely (well, mostly, but the $16 bag[tm] needs some TLC) and Andy was waiting on me in Baltimore to pick me up.


Today's musical obsessions: "dark and long" by Underworld, and "Satellite" by BT.

I'm mostly packed at this point. I should be sleeping right now, but I'm a wee bit excited and I'm also talking to Brad. I've got everything packed except my toiletries, which I'll throw in tomorrow morning before we leave.

Site updates and design tweaks

Lots of thoughts going through my head today. I spent most of the day at the computer, working on things that I wanted to work on for a change. I spent a good hour or two revamping how I do archives here on domesticat, and I'm pleased with the results. While it requires a bit more effort on my part, I think that it will make more sense to you, the reader.