My mom invited Anja and me out to Petsmart with her this afternoon! Luckily, she called only about 15 minutes after Anja woke up from her nap, so it was perfect timing and Anja was in a great mood. We beat my mom there, so we spent some time looking at the kittens. I loved them. All of them. There weren't many dogs in the store, except for the few being groomed, but Anja likes to look at everything, so we enjoyed the fish and the birds, and the one little hampster that was awake. When we got home from our little outing, I looked in the mirror and was embarrassed that Martin would be coming home in a few hours and I looked like Superfrump. So I changed my clothes into a much cuter outfit, including my wonderful purple scarf from last winter, which had been put away paired with my wonderful brown coat, aka Christmas Present from Martin. Well, then I went someplace else, I don't remember where, and I kept thinking, "wow, I really took home the Petsmart smell with me. I smell like a hampster cage." Then I thought that I hadn't really noticed such an overwhelming smell when I'd been IN the store. Finally, I figured out (after an embarrassingly long time) that the smell was my scarf, which had been paired with the coat, which was hanging with a cedar chip hanger board inside it. Ha! I'm such a moron!
Earlier tonight I was talking on the phone with Martin who was on the road. While I was talking to him, I was eating some Chocolate Raspberry Truffle ice cream straight out of the container. Here's our conversation:
Annie: "I'm eating ice cream straight out of the container. It's no wonder I'm so fat."
Martin: "Um... I didn't mean that. I was just paying close attention to the speed limit signs."
That was kind of amusing.
I really wish that Anja didn't need to be driven to sleep so often, because I really enjoy snuggling her to sleep at night. Tonight she and I cuddled in her bed, and she'd brought one of her rubber ducks to bed with her, and Theodore was in the room so he came and snuggled us too, and it was so wonderful and cozy. I hope that starts to happen more often. Maybe Anja won't like the car rides so much when it's cold outside. We can hope.
Today I called her a "funny duck" and she started quacking. It was SO CUTE.
Now I'm eating chicken and rice for dinner, then going to bed.