Sunday, April 17, 2011

Washing Up

Today's word of the day is lavation (lay-VAY-shun noun : the act or an instance of washing or cleansing). We had company for supper last night which of course generates a ton of dishes, not all of which can go into the dishwasher. I insist on using our nice silver cutlery, and then there's the glasses (usually wine glasses but not last night - everyone is on a diet - what a dinner party eh - no vino!). Anyway, this excess of dishes caused Carm to reenact his traditional lavation and what he didn't take care of the handy/dandy dishwasher did. It is great to have the bulk of the cleanup done the night of and not wake up to a giant mess the next morning.

Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice Herbal Tea, 24-Count K-Cups for Keurig BrewersMy pleasures last night of course included seeing good friends and having a great visit (despite no wine!) ; also, watching Spike get SO EXCITED to see them - he can't even contain himself - he cries and wiggles and carries on something fierce - he loves Jo Ellen ; seeing the Dance Central game for the Kinect - it looks like a lot of fun and good for some laughs too, it is now on my wish list ; having a hot cup of Mandarin Orange Spice herbal tea, almost as good as a glass of wine - thanks for the treat Jo Ellen!

My pleasures today, hummm, it was a pretty lazy day with not much done other than hang out with my computer. You'd think I was still at work or something! The wind is crazy today and there have been periods of hail - yes, hail. So not much venturing outside, although we managed to hit a sunny spot and get out long enough for the dogs to stretch their legs! Spring will surely be here soon. I knew I was jinxing it when I took Grace's summer cage outside the other day. Another pleasure, I drank a mug of the spice tea - it is so tasty and as a side benefit doesn't have a flavor that immediately brings to mind some sort of food! So it's good for taming those craving moments.