The weather was so perfect this weekend that we kept all the windows open. We went for bike rides and tried new coffee shops and new-to-us restaurants and had iced coffee for the first time this year. This is my favourite time of year, when everything starts to turn green. I'm starting to feel my annual pre-summer panic, though -- my summer wardrobe, she is not good. I suspect I'll wear this dress from Permanent Vacation so often that I'll have to hand wash it in the tub every night and hang it out to dry. I would love to sew myself some breezy linen dresses, but I have to face it: I won't. Ah well.
For a while we've been talking about taking Oreo out into the backyard, presuming that she would absolutely love it. So many things to sniff and investigate! I bought a harness and leash set and on Saturday we carried her outside. She fought it the whole way, and while she wasn't puffy-tailed and scared while she was back there, she really hated it. She hovered low to the ground and meowed piteously, and when we walked her over to the door she ran up the stairs to our apartment. Our fantasies of backyard picnics with little buddy Oreo lying on the blanket won't come true. Sad!
Incidentally, I'm really enjoying Geoff's new sunglasses! He had been meaning to get a pair of prescription sunglasses for years, and finally got these Ray-Ban wayfarers. No more squinting! I think those wayfarers look good on everyone, although I have more of a 2140 face and Geoff's is a 2132.
I carried my basket around town this weekend and I loved it (and was recognized because of it by a very lovely girl who had just had lunch at Calico Cafe -- hi!). It fits everything I need, including a couple of cameras. One of my favourite things about the 365 challenge is that I have been taking more pictures, many of which end up on Flickr. I used to think that stopping to take pictures of things sometimes got in the way of actually experiencing them, but I'm learning that it takes less than one second to photograph some dogs on the sidewalk as you're walking out of a coffee shop, or to photograph a cat on some rugs. Taking many silly pictures: ça me fait plaisir (my number one criterion for doing most things).
Chelsea: Thank you!
Verhext: If you love it, you should use it! So far no one has told me that I look crazy with my basket. If they think it, I don't care!
kater: Thank you!
sunshine by sara: I would say they're kind of in between. Sort of a dress shoe / tennis shoe hybrid!
alice: Thanks for the information. I bet a lot of people probably think I'm on my way to a picnic when I have my basket! I don't mind. Picnics are great!
Kate: Oh man, I hate when that happens. I hadn't even thought about practical applications!
SwanDiamondRose: Of course! Yeah, I have to put all those leg raises I've been doing in yoga class to use somehow, you know? Haha. I love them! Thank you!
Erandi: Thank you! I might have to come back for another pair.
pumkyn: Thank you!
Annabel: Yeah! They're perfect! I hadn't thought of the white but after seeing your picture, I'm thinking about them for sure.