The past week has been pretty quiet, but when I started thinking about the highlights of the week I came up with quite a few. Lucky you! I have enough for a Boring Update!
We’ll start with Boo, the filthiest dog on the planet. We’ve discovered this first spring with him that he’s a digger. A fuzzy white dog who stands low to the ground and loves to dig means he’s always filthy. We’re up to bathing him every two weeks and hoping his skin won’t dry out. His jumping and nipping were getting out of hand. When he got on the table and ripped into the bag of seed I’d just bought for the cockatiels it was the last straw and I called to see about getting him into obedience school. He’s been really well behaved since that phone call, but it’s too late. I took him to the vet for his bordatello vaccine and obedience orientation is Monday. And yes, in case you were wondering, Boo eats birdseed. He also eats lettuce, celery, carrots and anything else that drops on the kitchen floor. He tried to eat a potato eye the other day; after several minutes of chewing he finally gave it up as a bad idea. That’s the first thing I’ve seen him grab off the floor and not eat.
My hairdresser finally called me back. I’d been trying to get hold of her for a couple of weeks and was beginning to feel desperate. But she got me in the next day and my hair is now shorter, redder and more fabulous.
I’ve been working on the five gifts for five xangans from my post in early March. I finished and mailed one gift last week. The other four are nearly done and should be ready to mail Monday. They’re a bit old-fashioned, but it’s what I do. I like old-fashioned, so my giftees are stuck with it!
I went shopping on Wednesday. I needed new sandals for this summer. My old ones came from Walmart and are the only sandals I’ve found that are comfortable enough to wear without my usual orthotics. It’s funny, I drive to Indiana and spend big bucks to get Ecco sneakers for my poor damaged feet, but I can wear these inexpensive Earth Spirit sandals from Walmart. So anyway, our crappy Walmart didn’t have any sandals I liked, but as I was wandering around, I spotted a rack of familiar looking blouses. I had tried on a white blouse in that style while I was in Arkansas and liked it so much I bought it and one just like it in a bright salmon color. They were now marked down to $9, so I got a green one and a blue one. So it was worth stopping at Walmart after all.
After leaving there, I went next door to Lowe’s to buy some hard-to-find light bulbs for one of our ceiling fan fixtures. I grabbed the bulbs and then decided while I was there to check out the bathroom sink cupboards one more time. We’ve been looking at a particular one for a while now. It sells for $378. After I walked down the aisle, I stumbled upon a large box on the end of the next aisle. It had “our” cupboard in it - same size and color, and was on clearance for $150. It had been the display model and had a damaged spot in the back, on a cheap piece of wood that goes behind the plumbing. I had it loaded on a cart and paid for it while my husband was on his way with the truck to pick it up. We hadn’t planned on buying it just yet because we’re not ready to start ripping out the old one and didn’t want to have to store the new one. But how could we pass up that deal? It’s wrapped in tarps and sitting on our back porch. Those lightbulbs ended up costing us $168.
I was excited for the launch of Rhett and Link’s xanga site Friday morning and had a lot of fun writing the teaser post for it on Thursday. I think their videos are funny and their live webcasts are highly entertaining. You never know what will happen, as their little technical glitch proved last Thursday night. Fun times.
The weather here has been glorious the past few days and today looks no different. Blue skies, sunshine and upper sixties to low seventies. We took advantage of the gorgeous day yesterday evening. We drove into St. Joseph (no buffalo sightings) and had grilled sandwiches at The Chocolate Café (caesar chicken salad on peppercorn bread), then walked down to Kilwin’s for our first ice cream of the year (capuccino chocolate chip in a waffle bowl). We ate the ice cream while walking along the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and got home just in time to catch LostInTheLyric’s XTV webcast live from the Relay for Life where our nephew Will was one of the people for whom she walked.
We’ve been trying to figure out where to go on vacation in a few weeks. We have it narrowed down to Sudbury, Massachussetts, where we’ve been before and want to return for a longer visit, or Rapid City, South Dakota where we’ve never been and from whence we have access to Mt. Rushmore and the badlands. Decisions, decisions.
And finally, my video highlights of the week:
I’m sure most of you have already seen the Susan Boyle video. I love it, but I know it’s gotten a bit of overkill the past few days.
The Susan Boyle video led me to the Paul Potts video which I hadn’t seen before.
I think stress is definitely getting to me. That video made me cry. The Susan Boyles video made me cry. L0ki's latest blog with the trailer for The Boy In Striped Pyjamas made me cry. Anything pretty or happy or sad is making me cry. IT'S THE STRESS, DANG IT! I'M NOT A CRYBABY! *sniff*
@saintvi - Yes, cards and cubans were also enjoyed. I know the trip would have been impossible right now. Maybe next time. You were missed though! Lots of drama....need to do a long phone call and bring you up to date on all the gossip!!!!!!