Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.
Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.
Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.
The literal translation is "window-licking", and I think it's pretty self-explanatory. I did a fair bit of that over the weekend. Just look at what Pierre Cardin has in store for us this summer. I don't know about you, but I could miss that particular retrospective! We did some shopping on Saturday along with the window-licking. Ash got a beautiful Chanel purse for his wife, so I enjoyed the experience without having to spend a penny, and I got a few little things myself but nothing on that investment scale. Here I am mid-shopping, and enjoying the entire experience.
You know me, if there's a boat available I'm on it, so we booked a dinner cruise. Great food, good entertainment, and a nice seat by the window. Here's another shot of Paris just post sunset. Love that sky.
And then the Musee d'Orsay on Sunday. I even found things I didn't see last time, when I would have sworn I went through the whole place with a fine tooth comb. I need this for the next time I cook lobster, don't you think?
This just blew me away. I know it's hard to see because of the reflection, but note the close up of the lizard. The whole thing is just covered with relief figures of lizards, frogs, fish and bugs. It is totally over-the-top and I love it.
My favorite painting this time:
It's in a special exhibit, and I'm kicking myself because I didn't write down the painter's name and I can't remember it for the life of me. I even went on the web site for the museum to try to find it, and I can't. The painting is huge, and just exquisite. I stood in front of it gaping for about ten minutes.
After the museum, dinner and the Moulin Rouge. There was work done both Saturday and Sunday morning, and meetings all day today, so it wasn't all-fun-all-the-time but enough to make the weekend work. I'm headed home tomorrow, and I'm ready to stay in one place for a while. Now the trick will be to make that happen! Wish me luck.
This weekend is the much-anticipated first sail of the season. Pictures to follow.