June 22, 2010

Audrey Goes to Washington

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!

21 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Enjoying your stitching and Audrey's adventures.

Have a great vacation!

Hef's Mom said...

Moving to cape cod! So exciting! Audrey is a great travel companion!

Cari said...

Audrey is such a doll...uhhh bun(ny)! Love to hear of your adventures. Have a great time in Cape Cod!

Lorna said...

Sage says she trusts Audrey and her campaign manager fully and if she were an American bun she'd vote for her over any of those stinky hoomans any day. She thinks if Audrey ran on a "mandatory afternoon nap" campaign she'd beet out the furless two feet.

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bunnygirl said...

It's nice to see Audrey having a good time. Her campaign manager is adorable.

Jan said...

Good luck on the new job. Is Audrey going to check out the new office?

Margaret said...

Have a great last couple of days at your old job, Glenna! And have a great vacation too! Love all the pics. Audrey's getting a good tour! Drive safe!

Erica said...

Good luck with your new job!
Change can be stressful, but it can also be envigorating, once you have gone through it, that is!

The Scarlett House said...

Glenna, I can imagine your mixed emotions about leaving the old and starting the new. Those long hours are just killers though. I can't believe you had any free time to stitch, but you could on the commute, right? Anyway, change is good, the exception being when it comes from Obama. Has he stopped by to take you to lunch, lol?
Enjoy the Cape. Take plenty of house pics for me!

rebecca said...

Love the eagle folk art piece. Yes, there are many drawbacks about politics...that is all I'll say.
Would you post something about your favorite needle shops in the DC area? I am visiting starting July 8th. Are you also a member of any sampler guilds, my sister-in-law is going on the 10th to a sampler guild in Virginia/DC area for the first time and I hope to be able to go too.
Thanks

Laurie in Iowa said...

Enjoy all your going away lunches and farewell party. Wishing you and Audrey a safe trip to Cape Cod. Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

Michelle said...

I loved seeing Audrey's adventures during your last days at this job. And thanks for showing the Chihuly - you know how I adore them!!! Enjoy your vacation and I can't wait to see your July framed. I am sure it is stunning - especially with those sparkly fireworks!

Deb said...

I know that it's hard to leave a job that you've had for a long time. I left mine after 21 years and it was tough. I still miss some of the people I worked for. But you're off on a new adventure and that's good. Hope you have a wonderful time away with Audrey!!

Katrina said...

Have a great vacation with your parents, hope you get lots of relaxing and stitching time :-).

Best wishes for the new job too.

Karen said...

I'm glad that Audrey is enjoying her tour of Washington. Best wishes to you in the new job -- I hope it's wonderful for you!

Deborah said...

I live near the Cape. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Kellie said...

Love the DC adventures. Have a safe trip to Cape Cod. :) Can't wait to see your framed July and your new project!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Good luck Glenna on your new job! How exciting! Thank you for the Audrey adventures as well! She was a wonderful tour guide:)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well nuts ... For awhile I actually sort of knew somebody with a Pennsylvania Ave address! Well, good luck.

You actually finished a piece and it got to the framers? First I have heard that on your blog. Congrats!!!

Audrey and Cape Cod -- ahhhhhh

Elvis, like any self-respecting bunny, does have his price.

Siobhan said...

I enjoyed the capitol through Audrey's eyes. ;) Have a fantastic trip, and can't wait to see your July! :)