Miz Poo’s Elvis lip isn’t getting noticeably better, so Fred will be carting her back to the vet in the next few days. Poor, deformed Miz Poo. * * * Remember my butterfly bush, the one that looked like this back in August? Well, we planted it in the ground, and it doubled in size and finally started blooming: And it smells SO good. I love my butterfly bush, yes I do. * * * When I bought those new bird feeders a few weeks ago, after I put them together, I took them outside to fill with bird seed in hopes that birds would start flocking to our yard again. Because I’m a klutz, as I filled the feeders, I dumped about 1/3 of the bag of seed on the ground. And because I’m lazy, I just left it there. And it grew. The seed is mostly sunflower seed, and I’m trying to get Fred to leave it alone (instead of mowing it down) to see what happens. It’s probably too late in the season to try to grow sunflowers, but it would be interesting to watch. And while I’m talking about letting things grow, this thing popped up in our front flower bed: and Fred has decreed that he’s going to let it grow and see what it turns into. Heh. I seem to have a hard time focusing on roses, but I love the colors in this one, so I’m putting it up here, blurry or not. * * * Yesterday after feeding the cats at the petstore, I went to Fred’s office to check out the big-ass spider outside the office suite (sorry, I didn’t bring the camera with me), and on my way home I stopped at Target to see if the sushi was out yet, and also to see if they had any decent-smelling bath stuff. I’m all about the stinky bath stuff, if you hadn’t guessed. I found a section of Sarah Michaels stuff and glanced through it halfheartedly. Until I saw the Milk & Honey flavor. I picked up a bottle of shower scrub, sniffed it, and immediately fell in love. I debated whether to get some of the moisturizer, decided I’d never use it, and opted for the tube of shower lotion to go along with the bottle of shower scrub. I put both of them in my basket, wandered around the store a bit more, put a $5 shirt in my basket, found that the sushi chef wasn’t making sushi yet, and then checked out. I was very excited to get home and try out my new shower lotion, believe you me. I got home, checked my email, grabbed my bag and headed upstairs. Imagine my thrill when I found that there was nothing in the bag but the shirt. I’d managed to waltz off without my lovely-smelling Honey & Milk bath stuff! Grr! I thought about immediately driving back to Target, but decided that I didn’t want to. It’s not a terribly long drive, but it is a boring drive, and I needed to take a shower and get the stink of dirty litter out of my hair. I took a shower, read for a little while, and then headed back to Target. When I approached the cashier who’d checked me out, she directed me to customer service, who handed me the bag with my bath stuff in it. I checked out the sushi, bought a Full Moon combo, and then went home. Fast forward to last night, when I thought I would take a shower with my lovely-smelling bath stuff, so that when I went to bed Fred would smell my lovely-smelling self, and be overwhelmed with desire (in other words, the usual). It wasn’t until I looked in the Target bag that I realized I’d bought the body lotion instead of the shower lotion. Know what that means? Yep, yet another trip to Target. They’re going to have to name a parking space after me pretty soon. * * * Friday Five. 1. How many TVs do you have in your home? 5 – one in the living room, one in the garage, one in the computer room, one in the spud’s room, and one in the master bedroom. The one in the computer room only ever gets used to tape stuff, though. And the one in the garage is only used to do exercise tapes. 2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week? Way too much. Most days this week, I’ve watched Dr. Phil, Oprah, Felicity, whatever’s on from 7 to 9 pm, and another hour so after Fred goes to bed. That adds up to about 40 hours or so. Gah! 3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children? Not unless you plop your kid down in front of the TV with the remote and let them watch whatever they want, whenever they want. Unlimited television is bad for young children, I guess I’d say. 4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you’re heartbroken? Survivor and Friends are the only must-see TV at the moment. Being a dumbass, I mis-set the vcr yesterday, and didn’t tape Friends or Scrubs. I’m not too heartbroken, though, because I know I’ll get a chance to see both shows in reruns. 5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like? Probably a combination of the WE, Oxygen, and Lifetime line-ups. With lots of America’s Funniest Home Videos thrown in for good measure.]]>