It's Monday, but I am still dreaming about Friday. Friday the weather was so nice. I can't say it was exactly spring weather, but it had the hint of spring - high 50's, not raining, no crazy winds. I suppose you could say it was nice and mild with a bit of sun and it felt lovely after the month+ of crazy weather we have had around here. So Friday we set out for walks and caught a glimpse of Mt. Hood from the south corner of my street, bought spring flowers, stood in the sun and decided since the weather seemed to be getting better to make a "spa" appointment for Miss Marla. However, when we left the house Saturday morning all had changed, by Saturday night there were icicles hanging from the trees and sign posts. So the rest of the weekend was spent inside getting work done, tending to our neighbors cat and staying warm.
We did end up taking Marla for her grooming appointment, and unfortunately they had to shave my little furball. When we adopted her she had probably been shaved a few months prior and the hair that she had was not at all like the hair that was soon to come, which reminds me of a combination of wool and cotton and dust-bunnies. She kept getting matted and I kept brushing her (as opposed to combing which I found is what I should be doing) and giving her baths, thinking I was doing the right thing of course. Turns out I was indeed just making it worse and the only thing left to do was to shave her naked. Before I left the salon the groomer told me: "I just want you to understand she's not going to look like the same dog." I was like "yeah, okay." But when I walked in I almost walked right past what I thought was a hairless cat (we've since taken to calling her mrs. bigglesworth). Poor Marla, she's been a bit of a wreck since, constantly shaking her hairless body and spinning in circles.
Sunday we ended the weekend with the Oscars of course, and I have to admit when Bette Midler sang wind beneath my wings right after showing Phillip Seymour Hoffman's photo I got a little choked up (i know the entire beaches soundtrack by heart by the way. bette and i - we go way back.). There were also several great acceptance speeches but Lupita Nyong'o's and Jared Leto's were my favorites. And for best dressed I am going to, again, have to give it to Miss Nyong'o, she is just spectacularly stunning.