Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Sunshine and Ice cream
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous around here as of late. Today, my roommates, Jetta and I headed outdoors to a little ice cream place. It's so tiny, that three people and a dog barely fit in its front entrance. We all wore skirts and sandals. People had their windows down and we could hear their music wafting over the hum of the traffic and construction that is going on over at the university. It feels like summer is here. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not. :) Carmen and Christena got 2 scoops of ice cream-black cherry for Tenie, and peach for Carmen-and I got a banana and mango shake. We plopped our rears on a bench in the shade and enjoyed our sugary treats. It was about the time that school had let out so there were crap-loads of little children scurrying into the ice cream shop and then dashing off to catch the city bus so they could go home. There were people flying by on bikes; a few women stopped to stop and admire Jetta; and the sound of flip-flops slapping on the pavement. It's amazing how many people actually live in this city. You tend to forget in the winter because everyone is hiding away from the cold. I had a meeting at four, so I headed over to the university and the girls went to Canadian Tire. They are buying new paint brushes to replace Carmen's grandpa's and a new blind for one of our living room windows. Jetta thoroughly enjoyed her little summer stroll, but was thankful to get home to the coolness of our rambling house. I gave her a heart shaped ice cube when we got back-a summer favourite of hers-and then guzzled some water. We're both just chilling out now, but I must get moving on my distance Ed. courses. Tomorrow's it's supposed to rain, so at least we enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted. Maybe tonight we'll take Jettta running in the park. Ashley is coming over with Medley to have water melon-no melon for the dogs of course-so perhaps a jaunt to the park is in order.