Saturday, February 24, 2007

Spa Treatment

After Ranger got skunked this morning before the sun was even up , Will made a trip to the market to get de-skunking ingredients and rubber gloves. Ranger getting scrubbed down in a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Dish Soap. She sat perfectly still and trusting as we drenched her and rubbed her and dried her off. She was quarantined to the kitchen until her coat dried and is now happily, if not somewhat warily, romping in the back yard in the sunshine. Just another day at the spa for her.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Feels Like Kirurumu

All of the windows and doors in the house are open and the breeze is blowing in. The weekend has been warm and sunny and we walked to Cliff's Edge for dinner last night for our belated Valentine's date. Walking off of Sunset into a rustic outdoor dining hall straight out of Africa. I don't know if that's what they were going for, but that's what it evokes for me. Feels like the Kirurumu tented camp on the ridge of the Great Rift Valley and the Serengeti. We started with a couple of Mojitos and French Fries with a gorgonzola dipping sauce. My warm seafood salad was wonderful. A mound of fresh mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp with red peppers, olive oil and lemon on a bed of peppery arugula. For desert, Red Velvet Cake and Espresso. Then the nice walk home wrapped in the warmth of a balmy evening.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Breakfast & Muddy Dogs

After driving downtown with Will early Saturday morning for breakfast at Phillipe's, a pre-Sunset Boulevard 24 miler for him, I came back home and did some stuff around the house, booked a hotel in Paris, went to the salon, then to the market. I took some snaps of Ranger, cutie-pie.
We woke up Sunday morning to some pretty heavy rain. Which meant we had a muddy dog running into the house throughout the day. She got to where she would sit still and let me wipe the mud off of her feet without getting all squirmy.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Shoes Past and Present

I wouldn't say that I love shoes. But I've always liked shoes. I have plenty of them. And usually when I find a pair that I really do love, I wear them constantly and hate to throw them out when I've worn them out. Then wish that I had ordered two or three pair when I got them. But you never know which shoes are going to turn out to be your favorite shoes. I have recently bought a few new pairs of shoes. Although I'm a very economical shopper, you get what you pay for in a shoe. And quality and comfort cost more. I like the Merrell Performance Footwear and recently bought Sketchers that are super cushiony and comfy. So in an effort to find space for my new shoes, I decided to purge my closet of my old shoes. Yes, I actually used to wear these platform crazy-ass healed pumps. How long ago? A long, long time ago. Those are getting tossed in the yard-sale bin to make room for my new Sketchers.