Saturday we had a day without rain (during the daytime) and actual SUNSHINE for the first time since May 15!
I finished planting my front porch containers FINALLY! I was going to take a picture for you today but...IT WAS RAINING!
Picture added 06/07/10:
Also gave a serious haircut to the 'Fragrant Sarcococca' planted next to my front door. They look a little uneven now, but there's new growth at the bottom. I trimmed away the lower parts and put in 'Golden Club Moss', and also added 4" new potting soil and watered them in well with 'fish sauce' - lol! I also made that wreath last year - I'm such a freaking Martha.
We had a lovely dinner of corn, grass, bugs, and cow, cooked on the grill, and we dined al fresco.
Yes, there were leftovers! :)
Today we were back to RAIN. My sweetheart and I went to see "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" at the Living Room Theatres in downtown Portland. COOL place.
I'd read the book and really enjoyed it, and the movie did not disappoint. He asked me before we went if I minded seeing a movie with subtitles.
I said, "No, eye reed purty gud now."
Afterward, we walked about five blocks only to find that the destination restaurant was closed for vacation - ha! So we went to Jake's, instead:
Oh. My. Dog.
I'm from Seattle, but it's been a LONG-ass time since I had a leisurely afternoon seafood dinner that was so perfectly delightful. I had steamed clams - I can't even remember the last time I had them. I had a TOTAL clam-gasm! (DH said that sounded like a lesbian thing, but he was totally cool with it. But let me not digress into his fantasies...) He doesn't like clams as much as he likes mussels, so we always get mussels, and I don't eat them. (He felt bad when I told him that tonight - I just never brought it up. I said, you know, I'll bet if we asked, any seafood restaurant would do half and half for us! We'll do that in the future.)
Guess what? Jeebus wanted me to have a clam-gasm AND a happy husband, because the waitress hosed the order and brought us steamed mussels! So he got the mussels, she comped them, and I got CLAMMAGE! Woot!!!!
Now for the part where I was bad - I ordered the bay scallop and rock shrimp fettucine. I have been jonesing for it for weeks. I'm actually not a real fan of pasta, but it has really sounded yummy. It was amazing.
We had an awesome time, lots of laughs.
Somehow I mentioned to the waitress that my daughter was 31, and she said, "I'm 31! You could be my mother! You don't look old enough to be my mother!"
I said, "Thank you - but it's dark in here. You should see me laying down, it's even more amazing! And if you bring us the wine we just ordered, you just MIGHT!"
So, despite all my recent grousing about the weather, I adore Portland, I have a wonderful husband and a happy life, and I will be marching around like a maniac tomorrow recovering from the calories from today. I might even take the dogs with me - even that counter-surfing wanker named Parker who shredded Kleenex from two garbage cans while we were out today.
Look - look into the face of EVIL ... if you DARE....