We're coming to the close of escrow on our condo -- not the one I was freaking about, writing big checks and all, but another one that I freaked out about slightly less, having fully explored my ownership panic on the first one. The one we're actually buying is roomier and has good light and a fireplace. A gas fireplace! I won't have to bust out my Girl Scout skills to light the fire, you just turn the little key in the wall and FOOMP: fire. Jack wants to get a remote control and be all James Bond with it, to which I say, Knock yourself out, lover boy. I'll be waiting at the door each night wrapped in Saran Wrap and holding a chilled martini in my hand. Oh, ha ha ha. No, I won't. He's lucky if I even wash my hair. Although shorts weather is finally here so leg shaving has begun in earnest. Armpits are a few weeks off, though, right? RIGHT??
Thanks for all the good puppy training tips. We are having some luck getting her to ring the little jingle bell! I tied it to the child safety gate near the front door, and she's starting to understand that when she jingles it with her nose I will take her outside. She's also sleeping in her crate, which isn't really a crate, it's a big cage with a dog bed inside -- it's a DOGGY JAIL, basically, but she likes it and it keeps her from leaving little stink bombs all over the house at night. I actually woke up one night nauseated because she'd taken a shit on the bath mat and then little green Pepe LePew fingers of horror slowly and delicately curled throughout the house until they found a home in my nostrils. Which made me very sad.
Here my Faith Popcornlike trend predictions for 2005:
ice cube trays
Oh, ha ha ha. HA HA!
Updates will be spotty for the next few weeks because we've lived in this apartment for NINE YEARS and we have a lot of stuff to throw out, prepare for storage, and pack. Our move-in day is May 3, if everything goes according to plan. I will, however, try to post some pictures as the chaos increases and then quietly, sweatily realigns itself twenty minutes south of here.