Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Foofy Mongrel & Other Stuff

I know I already posted today, but I feel like after that last boring, housecleaning-type entry, I need a nice regular one.

Today was a gorgeous day! It was sunny and somewhere in the low 80's. This morning I jumped into my swimsuit and sunbathed for about 45 minutes while the kids played in "Club Trinity and Elijah," which is actually an ugly, bushy tree with a bunch of weird junk tucked in the branches. After sunbathing and lunch, I took the kids skating. It was fun except for the fact that I did more skating than my lazy, technology-saturated children. They kept taking long breaks, and I had to keep warning them that if they didn't spend more time skating, we'd leave. It was a bluff though, because I really wanted the exercise, plus I wanted to practice backward skating more.

After skating, I went to this little hole-in-the-wall fashion shop to look for shorts. I have NO shorts for summer. It's really hard to find decent ones, because everything for the last few seasons has been either too long, or too hoochy-mama. Nothing in between. As luck would have it, I wound up buying three pairs that fit perfectly. The lady in the store helped me a LOT. I've sort of become a regular there, so now when I walk in, she asks me exactly what I am looking for and actually picks out items for me to try on. Nine times out of ten, I end up purchasing whatever she picks out. It's kind of cool; I feel like I have my own personal shopper every time I walk into her store. And the prices are amazingly reasonable.

After shopping, Clint and I went to Starbucks. We took our goodies home and enjoyed them in front of the pond. Now that the weather is warmer, the fish have come out of hibernation, and I just love watching them. Often they get so close to the surface that you can literally just pluck them out of the water. Hopefully the neighborhood cats and birds don't figure out that nifty little trick anytime soon.

Later in the evening, I took Moses for a walk, and then played with my blog. Clint shaved Moses recently to get him ready for summer, and he looks SO funny. He is shaved down to almost his skin, with the exception of his head, feet, and tip of his tail, so now he looks like an enormous poodle. Despite his foofy mongrel-looking appearance, I'm so glad we decided to shave him. He has been acting so much more spry since losing all of that heavy fur (which filled up an entire large trash bag).

Time for me to go...I'm going to try to talk Clint into putting highlights into my hair before he leaves for work. Either that or make me chocolate-chip pancakes. Whichever one he's most willing to do. I'm sort of leaning toward the pancakes.

Update: Clint's making me pancakes! But I'm pretty sure there are some strings attached. ;-)