I just finished watching "Tea with The Dames", and it is one of the most delightful things I've ever seen. It's probably not worth subscribing to Hulu for on its own, but it's close.
It's been a very stormy day here. Tap is turning out to be like every dog we've had here (save one --- Jessie) who doesn't like to go out into the rain. In my time with him, I'll say this a lot, I know: for a little guy, he can put up a fight on the other end of a leash. When he digs those little feet in, it's going to take a sizable effort to get him to move.
I finished the Darn Good Yarn variegated scarf last night. Tried to get a photo here, but my phone is refusing to send any pictures anywhere but to Instagram. Anyway, I"m going to keep it, to avoid the possibility of it going to someone with perfume allergies. There's no real pattern; as the color went from grey to red to grey, I went from stockinette to seed stitch to stockinette.
Sadly, Chewy.com has closed its Influencer program, so there'll be no more pet product reviews as such. There are a few other things I'd like to tell you about, though.
This might be my favorite product ever, of any kind.
Ready for Takeoff --- you put a coat of this on your nails before base coat and color, and when you're ready to remove the polish, it PEELS OFF. No drying polish remover. If you change your polish often (I did every night when teaching), this is absolutely for you. Honestly, I've never been as impressed with or in love with a product more than this one.
Before I found Ready for Takeoff, my favorite product was Adagio's Ingenuitea.
You can tell what it does from this photo. It allows you to brew and "pour" loose tea easily. My only issue with it is that it's a little hard to clean. But its positives far outweigh that.
I am NOT a make-up person. I was in college before I started using even mascara. This, though, will never leave my spare little make-up bag.
This is a primer (and does erase pores), but is tinted and can be used as a foundation. That isn't why I love it, though. It makes your skin feel like a DREAM. Silk. Honestly. It's a little pricey, but lasts a long time and feels divine.
A Nashville classmate introduced me to Dancers and Dogs. The photos (individual prints and lots combined into calendars) are beautiful and adorable.
Outshine Fruit Bars are saving my weight-loss routine. They're delicious, pure fruit and ideal for desserts. (By the by, I've lost 25 pounds to date.)
Other things I'm a fan of, but which have probably been discussed here before:
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo (For your hair, not your bananas)
Just a little bit of yesterday's ill humor remains. Tap has taken it upon himself to distract me with, shall we say, digestive tract issues. There isn't much time to brood when cleaning up messes from both ends.
On a whim, I bought a grab bag from Darn Good Yarn a while back, and I dipped into it yesterday for something to just noodle around with. I wound up with "Crimson Fire"
and cast on for a scarf. This yarn has a definite aroma, and not of dye. Perfume maybe? That maybe the spinner was wearing when she was working? It's like when an aunt gives you a hug at a family get-together, and you smell like her for the rest of the day.
Every single thing that has happened today has gotten on my nerves. Ever have a day like that? I'm in a savage mood.
I have no idea why, which just makes it worse. If there were some clue about why I want to snatch everyone's heads from their shoulders, there might be some countermoves to be made. As it is, leave me alone. And hope for a better tomorrow.
Day by day, Briton feels better. Day by day so does his mother.
Have you tried Orange Vanilla Coke? I am not a Coke drinker, except a 6-ounce one in a green bottle pulled from a metal tub chock-full of ice. (I also grew up with the Southern habit of calling any soft drink "Coke.") This sounded interesting, though, so I bought one yesterday. It's fine. Not stunning, but fine. It would be brilliant for a float.
Sadly, this is all I've gotten done on my vest:
Though it was worked on at the hospital, most of my time there was spent on crosswords puzzles. But, boy, do I love tweed yarn.