So you’ve heard about dogs eating homework, food from the table, vegetables from the garden… but, really?!?! really?!? my stack of clothes set out to pack for vacation? Argh. Sharing my life/house/life savings with dogs is usually, a genuinely enjoyable experience.
They make me laugh, provide constant love and affection… and destruction. I might possibly have ordered a few things online this week, even though the husband put me on a strict budget (if it’s a great deal, then it’s still adhering to the budget, right?!?).
Upon arrival to the house, I efficiently ran the items upstairs and stacked them neatly on the chest at the end of the bed- my usual ‘packing place’. Ok, so I was also trying to make it look like I’d had them forever and there wasn’t a thing new about them (except for the tags hanging down and the plastic bags they were ‘stored’ in).
Since the damn dog managed to chew the boob-area and buttons out of most of the tops (it’s not THAT kind of trip- if it was, I wouldn’t be taking my father ), I’ll kindly keep this G-rated and only show the most moderate damage (on the shirt that I am now wearing as PJs with another tank top underneath…).
So, in addition to needlepoint class, laundry, packing, gardening, yardwork, housework, grocery shopping, etc. I’ll also be scrambling to replace the 4 articles of clothing that were destroyed in a puppy play party on Friday night. In other news, these shoes are not made for walking (2 miles to Starbucks/Trader Joe’s/Cannon’s LAX game):
It sounded like a great idea at the time- some fresh air, a stroll along the river, a foodie destination… Well, Lord have mercy on my fat, swollen, puffy, red tired feet. This new medicine makes them puffier than normal and now I have this lovely red rash making it’s way closer and closer to my knees.
So, I’m thinking that a 2 mile walk, in inappropriate shoes, on a super hot day was probably not the best life choice. Needless to say, I’m paying for it today. But, at the end of all that walking, were hot, sweaty guys in purple. That helped my spirits immensely (as well as a few ice cold Bud Lights).
And, as if that wasn’t a good enough weekend- Bella and I went to Copley on Saturday for some shopping and not only scored front row seats to some seriously awesome people-watching (hello, Boston Pride Fest 2012), but got some free manicures.
Bella always teases me about the amount of glitter that I use in our craft projects… after yesterday, she admitted that I had a LONG way to go to keep up with some of the people that we saw (Mr. teeny-weeny-purple-sequin-shorts-covered-in-glitter-oil I’m looking at you (and drooling)).
We also scored free manicures and gift bags from Sephora for their nail event. Bella walked away with 5 different polish colors, and I walked away with a need to run straight to my nearest CVS and buy-out their Essie Summer Color line. So, I did. Hello, To Buy or Not To Buy:
And, here are Bella’s summer color choices:
With that update, far more than you probably wanted to know, I’m off to hop in the shower, grab an iced latte and head to my stitch class this morning!
I’ll be back midweek with a stitch update and a stitch guide for you. I’ve gotten lots of compliments in my stitching class, so I thought I would share my secrets to success (with a fair amount of snark mixed in).
Have a great Sunday!