Friday, February 27, 2009

am lovin' the weather

Aaaahhh, this time of year is so nice. I love the temps. Today was hot, but not that ...water running down your thighs and armpits type of hot.... it was a pleasant hot. :) Probably in the low 90s, I'd say, since tonight when we were coming home - around 6, it was about 83.

We took Henry to the date farm in Budaiya this morning (where the Sheikh who owns the property allows dog walkers to go, I just recently found out... from an expat, no less) for what turned out to be an hour walk. This place is huge. We could have walked further, but decided to make our way over to where the camels are kept... btw... Henry really enjoyed the walk. The camels were covered in flies and Naief couldn't stand them flying around and landing on his face, so we didn't spend a lot of time near them, but they were all so interested in Henry. I'm happy to say that Henry didn't get sick inside the car on the way and even sat w/ his head towards the window to get lots of fresh air on the ride to (whish is a first... wondering if he thought we were taking him back to the BSPCA during prior car rides since he really enjoyed it today). I was pleased :) He's a good dog.

Could hardly believe the living conditions of the workers at this place tho. Some were living in shacks... shacks that looked to be made out of palm leaves... for ppl who have sooooo much money... to have hired help living in shacks... it surprised me. Then, in another area, they had workers living in a string of small bldgs. When we walked past, sorta reminded me of a small village or something. Music was playing, ppl were outside sweeping... even a few kids were playing outdoors. No one was bothered by the dog, which was a nice, welcomed change. Apparently, a lot of ppl take their dogs to walk through this farm.

We have a busy week coming up. Will be the first time that Naief is busy w/ mommy for almost every day of the week, so am wondering how that'll be. We have a couple play dates, a bday party, lunch w/ friends, swimming, baby gym... phew. I'm tired just thinking about it. :) We have a play date tomorrow and it'll give buba some time to work in the studio... so I'm hoping some new music is in the works or will be after tomorrow.

Picked up a friend and her daughter last week for the baby gym and when I got there to get them, dear friend has just gotten out of the shower, so needless to say, we didn't leave at the time I said we HAD to leave to get to said class on time.... which, was correct and we wound up being over 15 mins late. I hate to run late to anything... and found myself not wanting to go w/ her next time so as not to run late. Yeah, I know, only 15 mins., but when it's a class for kids, every minute counts, and this class is only an hour.

And... she's supposed to go to a play date tomorrow at a friend's house w/ me and Naief, and I'm thinking I should tell her that it starts 30 mins earlier, just so that she'll get up, get dressed and ready w/ lots of time to spare. Why do so many ppl take soooo dang long to get ready???? Some days it drives me batty!


Coolred38 said...

I use the old "30 minutes ahead of time" routine all the time here in Bahrain...people are notoriously late for everything. Its the only way I keep from pulling hair out...and I dont mean my hair...sigh!

Olivia said...

My friends in Reading used to do that when I lived in London and had to take the Tube and the train to see them - both of which are notoriously unpredictable on weekends - because it always took longer than it should have, so they'd just add a half hour to my travel time and invite me earlier.

I'm glad to hear you think Henry is a good dog. Finally :)

It's so funny to see you say "Oh, only 92 degrees, that's not so hot." Out here, that's like July!

One Wink at a Time said...

I'm so very jealous of your warm weather. We had a couple of near-50 degree days last week and I was getting excited for spring. Now it's back in the 20's. Yuck.

Sound like a fun day for you and Henry.

I'm with you. I don't mind other people being late, but don't make me late too! I rarely make plans to go with or take people with me for this reason. I'll meet you there!

Christopher said...

Awww! I'm so glad you're having fun with your pooch! Wish some of that sunny weather would hit Oregon, I am SO sick of the rain!