This weekend was for buying a wreath from the farmers' market and a Christmas tree from the elementary school. For fighting everyone else in DC at Target for a tiny string of colored lights for the tiny tree. For collecting the last farm share, full of apples, carrots, and radishes, from a long CSA season. For collecting addresses from friends and catching up over Facebook message. For "so far, so good" on the mile-a-day between Thanksgiving and New Years plan. For enjoying mussels and a French 75 after Austin came around on Le Diplomate. For warming up after walks and runs through the rain. For taking a breath and enjoying this time in between leaving Tunisia and flying back again.