First, a quick update on my bag progress. It was pouring rain after dinner, so I hit my sewing room and worked on my lining, pockets and zipper placket for my blue and orange bag before our walk.
I got the lining pieces cut and fused, finished the slip pocket, got the zipper pocket opening made, and got the pieces for the zipper placket made.
And I just love how the opening for the zipper pocket turned out.
I’ll probably get the remainder of this assembled tomorrow evening and might even finish the bag. I’ll have to see how much enthusiasm I’ll be able to muster at the end of the week.
And now the exciting thing I did today. I GOT A TATTOO!!!!!
I’ve never had a tattoo before. But I’ve been thinking about getting this one for a few years now. And a former co worker of mine made all the arrangements with a tattoo artist that has done several tattoos for her. I never would have done this on my own!
Here’s a close up.
That paw print belonged to Forrest. It was made the day I held him in my arms for the last time as he slipped from this world.
He was my first Jack Russell terrier. He is the dog to which all other dogs will be compared, and none will measure up. He was cute and feisty, and he was a pain in the ass. But I loved him like I will never love another dog.
I put more effort into training that dog than I put into my college degree. And he won three championships in two different agility competition venues.
I always referred to him as my Magnificent Beast. All my friends referred to him as the Magnificent Beast… and they still do. This just feels so perfect.
I was amazed at how little getting the tattoo hurt. I’ve heard they can be quite painful. The tattoo artist said people who have an easy and painless first tattoo usually go on to get more tattoos. I’m not sure that’s true, but I actually have a very small tattoo idea running around my head.
I have company coming in June. My brothers and sisters in law will be visiting and then we’ll go together to Seattle to visit some cousins and my mom’s only remaining sister there. So I’m getting busy getting my house in order for company. I’ve made a huge list of things I need to get done before they arrive.
I have someone coming tomorrow to repair my garage door opener. I’m getting my second COVID booster shot tomorrow, I have a plumber scheduled to come next week. And Bender is going in for a blood test next week. Tonight I cleaned out my utility room and folded a huge pile of clean laundry in my guest room.
I’ve been wanting to buy a new bed and mattress set for a while now and I finally bought the bed a few months ago. It’s been sitting in my guest room in a huge box since then, waiting for the new mattress set.
It’s a huge box and it takes up a lot of room. I’m tired of it. I plan to purchase a new mattress and box springs this weekend. And when I do, I will set it all up in my bedroom and will finally finish this quilt…
It’s all ready to finish but I want to make it fit my new bed. I will make the borders as big as they need to be to get the drop I need.
I also bought a new shower curtain and new towels for my guest bathroom a couple months ago. I’ll get that all switched out after my plumber comes next week to fix the toilet in my utility room, reset the one in my guest bath, and install a new one in my bath. It’s a toilet-palooza at my house!
Company is always a good spur to get stuff done that you’ve been putting off. And I’ve been putting off a lot of stuff during the pandemic! I’ll just keep chunking away at this list over the next few weeks.
I just realized that I haven’t given a Bender update in a while. Well, Saturday will be seven weeks since his last seizure, which is really good! It looks like the increase dose of potassium bromide is doing the trick. He’s still a little wobbly, but not as wobbly as he was a few weeks ago. It’s nice to see him adjusting. And it’s really nice to be seven weeks without a seizure! I’m hoping for another long streak!