Oh my goodness I'm leaving on Saturday. When I asked my colleague in Lyon if I should buy the Lyon-Brussels train ticket on-line or in Lyon or will someone in Lyon buy it for me, she replied that a train strike is called for the day I travel and they're trying to get me on a plane. Well.
Today we're off to the press conference on Capitol Hill for the Global Day of Action on Clusters. Maybe some leafletting afterwards. Here's the media blurb: Campaigners are organising a press conference with representative Jim Moran (VA) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams to call on Congress to pass legislation that will protect civilians from the deadly effects of cluster munitions, and on the US government to join the effort to conclude an international cluster munition treaty in 2008. Lynn Bradach, mother of a US Marine killed by a submunition explosion while serving in Iraq, will join Moran and Williams at the event as well as Simon Conway, co-chair of the CMC and director of Landmine Action (UK). A public display of 100 silhouettes representing cluster munition casualties will be on display from with a backdrop of the US Capitol. (This is the kind of work I missed overseas....)
Then tomorrow and Wednesday we're going to a workshop with the State Dept. And book club tonight. And Jamaican food with dear friends from San Francisco on Wednesday night. And Enrichment (church activity) on Thursday night for which I have to prepare something to eat. And then a trial run to MoBob's TOEFL site on Saturday, in Glenn Allen VA. (Yes, I leave Saturday night.) At some point I'll have to squeeze in packing. And some last smooches with MB.
Paul and I are in DC and enjoying the amenities of the Henley Park hotel. Paul is extra busy with the conference. I'm covering the Turner and Hopper shows at the National Gallery.
We're really looking forward to seeing you both on Wednesday evening.