Start Decking Those Halls

Ahhh, now things are looking a little more festive.  The city began decorating on the first of the month, which is a new Christmas record I think for over-eager decorating to induce consumer madness.  The lights are pretty though, and they make a good tether to choke other shoppers with!

“GET YOUR HANDS OFF THAT SWEATER, BIATCH!”

The best decorating I’ve seen so far has been this bus, which I saw while driving yesterday.  I almost crashed into it with excitement, but then I thought, hey, I’ll never see it again if I drive right into it.  bus.jpg

My lack of posting on the weekend was due to Zelda and Winston being sick.  I am pretty sure Winston has a cold, as he sounds like an SUV when he breathes, but Zelda had a more interesting illness that involved vomiting about 20 times in a row until she was shivering.  Not the best way to wake up on a Sunday morning.

She’s okay now, so no worries there, but just seeing your poor little dog heaving up spit because there’s just nothing left in her tummy was painful to watch.  Okay, not nearly as painful as actually vomiting that many times, but I was just left there helpless, trying to hold her as she heaved. 

I’m not sure what brought on the heaves, but I decided that it was time to switch ingredients with the doog food I’ve been making them.  The meals turn out to be really cheap when you cook anyhow, so I figured that paying $3 more for chicken breast instead of beef was a small cost in the grand scheme of things.  Instead of the usual beef, rice, and carrots, now they are getting sweet potato, chicken, and green beans!  Man, these meals sound better than most of the things I know how to cook for humans!

Can I just tell you how weird it is to cook ground chicken?!  It looks like popcorn when it cooks, which is just about the sickest thing I’ve ever seen.  The nice thing is that it doesn’t really smell at all, and there’s pretty much no fat.  BONUS FOR VEGETARIANS WHO COOK MEAT FOR THEIR DOGS!

That was pretty much my weekend.  Cleaning up dog barf and cuddling them after.  Boo!

I did get inspired by Noman’s mom’s post about knitting and went and got myself some bamboo needles and new yarn!  Woo!  I learned how to knit in high school when I was in Fashion Studies, but it was really hard to learn because I am left handed and my teacher was right handed.  It just turned into one confusing ordeal, so I tried on my own to reasonable success.  I haven’t picked up the needles for a long time, but it was really relaxing to get into a grand attempt at a scarf again!  I think I might look into crochet and see if I can pick that up easily as well.  You can make all kinds of crazy stuff when you knit, and I am looking forward to actually making something again, as my art school days have long since passed.  Maybe a trip to Michaels is in store today? 

Can I tell you how much I love the smell of a craft store?  I could work a twelve hour day in a craft store, just based on the smell.  I love the smell of freshly cut wood, crafters glue, fake flowers and potpurri!  Maybe I was a little prarie settler in a previous life??

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6 Responses to “Start Decking Those Halls”


  1. 1 Amanda November 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Oh noes! Puggy-dooos! That’s not fun when they are throwing up like that. Maybe they got into something? I hope they are both feeling better now. Give Zelda big kisses from her big sis.

    PS – If you are interested in a book about knitting for dogs, let me know and I’ll send you mine. You can make them leg warmers. I know, right!

  2. 2 Doozywhoop November 19, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    LEG WARMERS?!?!?! I LOVE IT!!!!

  3. 3 bluesunday November 19, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    I am totally with you on the smell of the craft store. Mmmmmmmmmmm…… And I can spend hours, literally, wandering aimlessly and looking at stuff. It’s an addiction, really.

  4. 4 katylo November 19, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Ground chicken IS really weird. I cooked that a few times for the dogs and you’re right, it doesn’t smell. But there’s something gross about ground chicken, though, especially when some parts are darker than others.

    I hope the puggies feel better! Suki had a runny nose this morning, too, and Joey has been having backwards sneeze attacks a few times a day. Poor guy.

  5. 5 Christine November 19, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Haha! I’ve been inspired my Norman’s woman too! I was also thinking of going to Michaels today! That’s so co-inky-dink! I held off though because there are some mean sales there later this week with coupons! I’ll email you what’s on if you wanna save some dough.

    I used to work at Michaels… you don’t wanna work in a craft store. The middle-aged hard-core crafty ladies can be a mean and cranky bunch! Just go in to smell things as a consumer. It’s better.

  6. 6 DecaturHeel November 20, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Hey, I am DOWN with the Festivus thing! I got some Festivus cards to mail this year, even. And you can get Festivus poles and neat Festivus stuff (shirts, cards, mugs, etc.). Part of me resists the commercializing of a fun, new holiday, but part of my gets a kick out of it, I have to admit.


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