Later grouchychris phoned me up, and I joined him on a nice, albeit rainy, walk. First we hit the post office at Westwood Village (not Westlake, which would be a considerably longer trek), then we stopped by the Grand Re-opening of the Southwest Library branch. It's nice - I'd only visited inside the old building once, I think, and I remember it seeming much more claustrophobic. I got sucked into the collection, and came away with several items, but I failed to go upstairs and see the new second floor. Ah well, plenty of time for that.
Xiombarg is recovering nicely as well. She's essentially forgiven me, I think, and seems to be feeling better. Her, um, throughput has returned to normal, from the elevated levels before treatment. I no longer have to refill her water dish thrice daily, for example. Hurrah!
For being one of the first 1000 customers at the opening, I got a mini Butterball bath bomb containing a chance to win $100 worth of Lush products. Nope, didn't win - I used the bomb this morning - but there is a second chance drawing, and I did enjoy my bath. I don't know that I'd go for the Butterball all on its own - the smaller version had about the right amount of cocoa butter for me, almost too much. If I got a full-size edition I'd definitely have to break it into pieces, or I'd come out feeling like an over-saturated piece of toast.
Purchase-wise, I bought another Ne Worry Pas bath bomb, having fallen in love with the first one I used. I also picked up a Tisty Tosty because I like the scent of roses. Then as I was standing next to the bubble bars while waiting to check out, I fell under the spell of the gorgeous violet Bathos - the website pictures don't do the color justice at all. I also grabbed a package with four small pots of Ocean Salt, Lemony Flutter, Dream Cream and Imperialis thinking "travel sizes!", and was convinced by K. to give the Love Lettuce fresh face mask a try. (I did, this morning with my Butterball bath, and I like!) All of this brought me to within $0.50 of being entered in a drawing, so I grabbed a tin of T Tree Simplex lip balm, which I'd been wanting to try. Whee!
The amount I spent also entitled me to a goody bag, the contents of which came unlabeled. If I was a true fanatic I'd probably recognize the products instantly, but as it is I'm having to guess by browsing through the website. There's a coupon for some Honey I Washed the Kids soap, which I will redeem in the future. Several samples of Dream Cream, which I am liking as an all purpose hand and foot lotion. There is what looks like it might be a Marathon Bar bubble bar, but so far I'm not having any luck identifying the happy-face shaped item that was included. To be honest, I'm not even really sure what product category it might fall in... other than being pretty certain it isn't a bath bomb. *laugh* Off to the forums to look/ask, I suppose. Later: I finally had the brainstorm to phone the store and ask them what they gave me! Turns out to be a bar of Sexy Peel soap, which I wasn't recognizing because it was a smiley-face shape instead of a square chunk as in the photo.