Sunday, March 10, 2013

March? Already 10 days in?

I seem to be reduced to a once a month posting of late.  I'm not sure what I'm doing that's keeping me so busy, but I need to blog more often or I'll forget to record things!

George has had two obedience classes and seems to be doing pretty well!  He definitely has "sit" down, he's about 50% on "focus-look at me", about 30% on "leave it!", 10% on "come" and 0 at "drop it".  His breed is not really known for following directions, yorkies are more of a "I'm the boss" protective breed.  He's very smart and very good-and he knows exactly what the bark collar means and doesn't make a peep when it's around his neck.

It's all darling daughter number 2's fault that I bought new jeans and shoes.  I had a return of hers to make at Target and got sidetracked by a big "sale" sign.  I'd been wanting to try on skinny jeans and see what I looked like in them-I'm not tall enough to automatically carry them off, and I'm not short enough to look "cute".  But, the Levi's style I tried on looked pretty good, I thought.  Of course, seeing all the posters of models wearing skinny jeans with wedges and heels meant I had to get shoes for the pants, so I thought I'd look there before going off to DSW where serious damage can be done at any given visit.  And, lo, to my surprise (and I bet you thought I was going to type "lo, these hundred years"-thank you, Old King Cole) there was the cutest pair of taupe pumps in my size and on sale!  Of course, they are 5 and a half inch heels, but what's a little height between friends?  So, I bought them and since I worked on Friday and it's casual day, I wore my new pants and shoes.  And wow-were there a lot of people I could look at eye-to-eye! Have I complained recently about being vertically challenged?  I loved the platforms of the '60s and early '70s because I could be tall.  Well, a lot of people seemed to be surprised that I could pull together "that look"-but what do they know?  WE know that inside every 60+ year old woman is the 25+ year old hottie that she once was, and that sometimes we can flaunt it all over again......

The floor goes well.  We have finished the first part of the base board work, and after a lovely trip to Home Depot with the top down on Miss Lucy, we have stained the quarter round that goes along the flooring in front of the base boards.  We will start attaching it during the week. I do have to say, though, I'm a little surprised at how uneven ALL the walls are and that we did some pretty creative nailing to make it work.

I'll try and post some pictures next week.