The wedding story is also taking a long time to finish. In the meantime, here’s an update…. Went home for Memorial Day weekend and saw the family, ate much ravioli and pie courtesy of my Italian grandmother, walked along the river with Deanna, and basically just enjoyed being somewhere laid-back and small-townish.

Yesterday I helped my friend Anna move into her new apartment in Columbia Heights — preventing my brand-new arm muscles from imminent atrophy for yet another week… and then David called and said he was in Sterling, Virginia. Anna generously drove me all the way there, almost an hour away into the green emptiness that is Northern Virginia. Then David and I drove to a nearby diner and caught up on, oh, the last two years.

This morning I rode my bike to work: 35 minutes in the gray-blue fog on tidy bike trails in Arlington, then 10 minutes on D.C. sidewalks. A beautiful trip over the Potomac river to start the day.

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