Dang, July, where the heck did you go? Between Agent Cooper’s new exhaustive training and massive renovations to our home, we’ve been so flat out I have to remind myself to sleep. There are, of course, a few Law & Order reruns and cocktails in there though too!
The more humid days have been rough on Wrigley. She’s usually quite stoic when it comes to the pain in her paw, but there’s no hiding it when the humidity is up. It’s hard for her to even stand, and when she does, she cries in a way that would break anyone’s heart.
This morning, though, I was delighted that both dogs were being very dog-like. Agent Cooper and Wrigley both greeted me immediately when I came downstairs (usually Wrigley takes her time to get going). They both wanted outside and played like they were new puppies. I delayed our morning walk by a half an hour because they were having such a good time in the yard. I should’ve taken a video of Wrigley rolling around, scratching her back while Coop zoomed around her in big circles. It was hilarious. By the time they came in, their heads were drenched in each other’s slobber.
Other than good doggie times I’ve been enjoying picking out new light fixtures and paint colors. If I could spend all of my time decorating spaces I’d be so happy. Spending so much money at once, though, is tough. I bought 17 replacement windows last weekend. Seventeen. I’m torn between being sick over the money we’re spending and being so excited to finally update so many of the outdated things in our house. The woman who is helping us with our indoor work is amazing. She knows her shit, she works her butt off and she loves our dogs. We adore her and so do the dogs!
We’ve managed to eat out a couple of times in the last few weeks – something we were trying to cut back on, but you know how that goes. We finally got our butts down to El Mariachi. It was pretty good. Their tequila mojito is made with homegrown mint and really hits the spot on hot days. We went for a late lunch two Saturdays in a row and were so full each time that we couldn’t even think about dinner.
Now that Jason Baker will soon be leaving the Wine Bar, I have no excuse but to finally get in there for the tasting menu. We adored his creations at the Black Watch in Glens Falls and have found his offerings at the Wine Bar on Lark to be consistently the best meals we’ve had in Albany. That’s not to say we don’t love other places, but the Wine Bar manages to be an exceptional experience each and every time we dine there. He will be missed.
Oh and to circle back around to Law & Order and cocktails, I’ve been watching old Law & Order episodes on Netflix when I have a few free minutes. What a fun show. Sure, it’s formulaic and it’s hard loving Michael Moriarty as an actor when he’s such a wack job in real life, but it’s an addicting show. I had never watched any Law & Order until a few months ago when I decided to pick it up on Netflix. I’m in season 2. It holds up nicely despite it’s age and timely relevance of the show. As for cocktails, I finally added an essential ingredient to my bar: Cointreau. Not sure why it took me so long. Now it’s beyond easy to make the perfect margarita or cosmo (Drew’s fav).
Sorry for the rambling nature of this post. Sometimes my brain doesn’t do anything in any sort of organized fashion.