Do you recognize this face?
It's been in the 90s and Winston just looks so hot, poor little guy. He was constantly jumping in Sally's wading pool to cool his tootsies. Mr. Heylucy, who is easily over-heated himself, couldn't take it anymore and decided Winston needed a haircut. I had given it a half-hearted attempt a few weeks ago, but when Winston ran off at the sound of the clippers, I gave up. Mr. Heylucy was not so easily deterred, and locked the two of them in the bathroom for well over an hour. When they emerged I barely recognized my dog.
We have also determined that we can cross "Professional Dog Grooming" off our list of possible career paths.
Once Winston recovered from the trauma of the experience, I think he was quite happy with his cooler coiffure. I like to think that he posed for the above photo as a tribute to Nell. Please come home Nell!
One last look at the hack job:
This one is mostly just to show off that he's shaking my hand. It might also be to show off my cute sandals. He looks so funny, I keep doing double-takes. It feels like we have a whole different dog. But he seems to be cooler and more comfortable, so that's the important thing. Oh, and I cleaned up all the fur from the bathroom floor-it filled, to the top, a big paper grocery bag. That's a lot of fur.
Other than cleaning up dog fur I was really lazy this weekend. I think it was just one of those times when you need to do nothing. It was a rough week. We've been invaded by ants, the cats managed to pull one of my curtain brackets out of the wall with their craziness, I took some Advil liquigels on an empty stomach and ended up doubled over in pain for an entire day, I had to spend a day last weekend with my mother-in-law, and I spattered mud all over my white jeans while filling the chicken waterer as I rushed off for work one morning. Life is hard sometimes. So I stayed in my pajamas until Saturday afternoon. Then I was so worn out from showering and getting dressed that I had to take a nap. We did have to eat, however, so I made some good food.
This is my luxurious fruit salad:
I've been making my standard fruit salad several times a week, but I decided to treat myself this weekend, and added a dollop of creme fraiche and a sprinkling of brown sugar, instead of my usual orange juice and mint. So delicious! I could practically eat creme fraiche right out of the tub. I'm going to miss all that summer fruit when it's gone.
Then I made the best caesar salad ever, thanks to Jamie:
Several of you suggested Caesar salad when I asked for anchovy ideas, and the very next week, what did Jamie make on Jamie at Home? His proper Caesar salad. There's nothing healthy about this one, but it's so very delicious, and I think the anchovies are essential this time around, so don't leave them out! Trust me.
I didn't use my whole loaf of ciabatta for the salad, so I enjoyed it as a snack:
I love olive oil with fresh ground pepper, sea salt, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for dipping bread.
I think I really like taking pictures of food.
I hope to get over my laziness this week, and do some sewing and other things. The requested t-shirt tutorial is on my to-do list, and I hope to catch up on e-mail. Don't forget to join in the Project Runway discussion, if you are so inclined. I'm hoping this season will start to get more interesting this week, or at least that I'll be able to tell all the designers apart by the end of the show.