Today is what I’m calling officially day one of the Doggy Countdown. I got an email from a blogger saying she misses my 30×30 posts, so I’ve decided to do a Doggy Countdown. I’ll write every day, just expressing my thoughts as we count down this month and a half until I get my dog! I’ll title the posts Doggy Countdown instead of Doggy Diaries, and they will all have the diaries label as well as a countdown label. So, I think it will be pretty cool.
Today is my birthday and so far all I’ve done is get caught up with email and blogs and Facebook wishes lol. L is coming over later so I’ve got some time to finally shower and get some things accomplished. B went to work, but again he’s not feeling all that well, so he’s at the doc right now. Thank goodness for walk in clinics. Hopefully he can get some meds to help him feel better. We’ll be doing Melting Pot at some point soon. My ring has not shipped. It was supposed to arive between the 29th and the 5th. I have contacted the seller, but heard nothing. I’m trying to be patient. The home improvement stuff I ordered is slowly coming in. Yesterday I got my 4 matching couch pillows. I have always wanted matching couch pillows haha! And they are oh so soft and comfy. I’ve also gotten my purple bath mat and green shower curtain. I can’t hang the shower curtain though, because I ordered purple hooks and don’t have them yet. I ordered my prints from L^2’s shop. I’ve so many windows open right now, that I don’t want to open another to do links lol! I linked to her shop a couple posts ago, and at some point, I’ll link to the prints I ordered. So it’ll be fun to slowly redo the bathroom. I also ordered a new blanket for the couch, but that hasn’t shipped yet. It’s a steel blue blanket for the white couch to tie it in with my blue couch, and each couch has 2 cream colored pillows. Georgie’s boyfriend got a kick out of me color coordinating when I can’t see haha!
So that’s where my birthday presents to myself stand. I need to get in touch with the guy selling the braille writer too.
So on to doggy thoughts. I think the shock has worn off a little. I’m still half tempted to call the school, because a little voice in my head keeps saying, you were supposed to get a phone call and you got an email. It’s not real. It’s a practical joke. LOL! My crazy brain.
I instantly wanted to buy things, but everyone on my list said to wait. Things that are safe to buy though are stainless steel dog dishes with non-skid bottoms, and a large Rubbermaid container for food. So I’ll get those. Some people suggested a crate, while others said to wait. One thing I like though, was one of the girls had cats, and she had a crate for her dog so the cats could smell the dog through the bars while they were getting used to the dog. So part of me wants to get one. But, the only two places I could put one are the kitchen and the bedroom, and I spend my time in the living room. So I don’t want to crate the dog in a different room immediately. Maybe if I decide to get one for the bedroom, I can just take my laptop in there and let the cats smell the dog. There’s an idea. What do you think?
I think the beauty of the doing a Doggy Countdown daily will be getting thoughts and suggestions from handlers and raisers. So I’m open to any thoughts or ideas from ya’ll!
One of the coolest things about all this is, Mimi and Cabana are coming to graduation!!! I’m so excited about that! I’m going to have to break my photo anonymity rule I think. I figure if there are pictures emailed to me, I should be able to upload them. It’ll be my turn to try my hand at alt tags 😉
Ok, I’m gonna go eat my daily popcorn and clean up. I’ve been slumming around being pretty lazy this week, just crocheting, so I’m a bit of a slob at the time being 🙂
Oh, it looks like maybe, just maybe, Carin will be home today. That would make a great birthday present too =D