I am closing out 20 years of working in Washington, DC. There are some things I don't like about DC--politicians and politics being two of them. I wish there were more downtown shopping options. I will miss my favorite breakfast and lunch places though--I'm not much of a brown-bagger. I won't miss leaving the house at 6:45 a.m. and returning home at 8:00 p.m. I won't miss the smelly bathroom or the broken air conditioning on the bus--not for $280 a month, anyway.
I'll miss the view from my bus windows sometimes though. Goodbye, Capitol.
I've shown a little of the town to Audrey, along with some of the art installations in the law firm I'm leaving. This is a nice piece of folk art that my firm owns. Audrey is a little uneasy about the eagle (she had a scary experience on her last trip), but she is trying the Capitol on for size and is thinking about running for Congressbun.
Here she is perched on the Chihuly glass in the conference center. She's not in any danger of knocking it over, since it's glued to the table.
Audrey, contemplating the Capitol in the distance and thinking about political action committees and campaign contributions.
We went to lunch together at Mixt Greens. I've been treated to lunch by my friends for the last week and a half. On Thursday they're throwing a going-away party for me in the afternoon. I'm hoping to get through it without crying; I am going to miss my co-workers. On Friday I'm headed to New England with Audrey in the passenger seat of my car. Because I'm not flying I'll be bringing my computer, so I'll blog on vacation. Audrey is looking forward to the beach. I'll just be there a few days though, I'll be returning to Virginia to clean house, stitch and get ready for my new job in Richmond after the 4th of July holiday. Speaking of which, "July" is framed and waiting for me at In Stitches--along with a wonderful new chart that I'll unveil when I get back from vacation!
This is Audrey's campaign manager. I think he might be a little sneaky.
See you on Cape Cod!