Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Yesterday was just awesome. It was one of those days where everything just fits, everything goes right, and all is good in the world (or, at least, in your little world). First, I woke up beside The Man (I think I may begin referring to him as 'The Man' again... I like it.) and without the headache that had nagged at me for two days. We took turns in the bathroom and got ourselves out the door and off to work. I love taking The Man to work and dropping him off with a peck on the cheek. Anyway, I was headed to K9 with my Starbucks in hand, jammin' to Toxic, when I received a SMS: "K9 closed due to computer maintenance." Hmmm... I think. What shall I do with myself today? *LIGHTBULB*
posted by KKT at 8:02 AM
Anyone who has had contact with me knows the saga of the camel blanket curtains. Twice I have tried to pick these items up and twice they have been wrong. I finally got the call saying they were indeed ready and in a condition that would allow me to actually hang them. I had also been toying with the idea of painting two walls in the living/dining area, but put it off as painting the bedroom nearly killed me. I figured it was now or never. If I didn't paint those walls before the curtains were hung, I'd never do it. So I pulled into Ace Hardware and waiting for them to open their doors at 9 o'clock. I pointed to the paint chip I liked and viola! two gallons of #119 50RK were produced (basically, it's a terracotta orangy color).
I started moving furniture and taping the baseboards around 10:00 and five short hours later I had a beautiful new room! It's amazing what a little paint can do for a girl!
Besides the painting going well - I had two visitors while I worked. Our neighbor came by to ask us over for dinner tonight and popped in to chat and admire the painting job, etc. and then my friend Gisele came by to see my work as she was around the corner at the Mercato. It was the first day that I really felt "home" and as if people (other than The Man, of course) were aware of my existence here in Dubai.
Ahhhh... and today is Wednesday. The Man and I have two days of hanging out and playing ahead. Yee-ha!
Monday, February 23, 2004
Sweet Jesus won't this headache go away!!?? What a productive day - for the most part. I had my teeth cleaned (happy to report 29 years without a cavity) and my legs waxed. I'm ready to par-tay. (By the way, I'm really onto this waxing thing. It's dirt cheap here and has allowed me to say Adios! to el Razor!) My head was pounding, so I did not pick up the dry cleaning or return the movies. The Man will be back in Dubai in less than an hour. Excedrin - start workin!!
posted by KKT at 8:48 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2004
The workmen did show up, but only did one out of four tasks: hung three curtain rods. So, the rods are hung, but the camel blanket curtains are still in the making. They called me this weekend saying they were ready, but they weren't. They hemmed three sides, but failed to put in the hooks so they could actually be hung. What did they think? I was going to use thumbtacks? This is the usual scenario here in the Middle East. You tell people three times til' Tuesday how to get somewhere or how to do something and inevitably, it takes 3-4 attempts to get what you need.
posted by KKT at 9:28 PM
Jim and I worked at the Pedigree Pet Show this weekend. It was a really great day! All the K9 people were there to help with registration and running the two show rings. Jim, Dave and I got to the show around 7:30 AM with hot coffee and went straight to work. Jim jumped into "manager mode" and began organizing the troops. All of us worked until we were starving and tired. We grabbed a hot dog and ice cream to watch the "Best Conditioned K9 Dog" before heading home for an afternoon nap. That night was Dave's birthday so, naturally, we were going to take him out that night. We met him at the Rock Bottom Cafe ready to tear things up only to discover that it was the Islamic New Year, thus no DRINKING. *SHOCKED FACES* We sat there, ordered Coca-colas and steaks, and went home early to watch The Big Lebowski.
The next day was a holiday so we had a grand time hanging out doing errands. I love that. I love just hanging. Sometimes not having to say anything yet totally communicating.
Ha. I just had a thought. I thought about when Jim was referred to as simply "The Man." He really was. *grin* He really was. Maybe I'm just missing him terribly tonight. The Man is in Saudi tonight.
Aiet. Peace out to all my homies near and far. LOVE!