This week our hosts gave us these fun fill-ins:
1. I wish _________ would come back in style.
2. I always have _________ in my purse.
3. I think that I _________.
4. _________ is a pet peeve of mine.
I really had to think on these, and here's where that got me:
1. I wish hair scrunchies would come back in style.
(You know, those cute cloth things that tie back your hair? These days just those plain old hair ties are in style, it seems. But I remember when I was a kid how much I loved picking out new scrunchies. I had so many different colors, prints, some of them with fun little buttons or embroidered designs. I miss picking out scrunchies.)
2. I always have lip balm in my purse.
(I keep lip balm in my purse not only because I can't stand the feeling of chapped lips, but also because that seems to be the only place I can tuck it away without Eddy finding it and running off to stash it beneath the couch.)
3. I think that I was meant for an earlier era.
(As I do my best to deal with today's technology and overall advances, I realize that I think I was a bit postdated. What's more, I love watching shows and movies set in simpler times, such as those set during the Victorian era, and even the days of the pioneers. I know that life was far more difficult back then, but sometimes I crave a bit more simplicity in my days. That being said, I really wouldn't change my current life for anything.)
4. Rudeness is a pet peeve of mine.
(This is more than just a pet peeve, to be honest. I really just don't like rudeness. I can't stand seeing people lose their patience and get snarky, people becoming rude and callous to workers at stores or to an elder, people cutting in line, people demeaning another person or an animal, and all that rude jazz.)
And now, of course, we have for you an Eddy fix! This active little lady recently took a break from bouncing off of walls and attacking her big brother's legs in order to grab a snooze, and this human of a mom took advantage of that.
I know, those two shots are almost identical. But Eddy actually really was sitting still, yet I was still so proud of having obtained not one but two shots of her in one sitting. Then I reined myself in and let her snooze on.
Speaking of sleepy time, does this ever happen to anyone else?
Our Tip of the Day:Though you never want to startle them or make napping a feared event, keep in mind that a relaxed and resting furbaby often makes for a more amenable one. If your furbaby is in need of a nail trim, for example, try doing so when they are in a snoozie and therefore calm mood. The same can be said for brushing them, brushing their teeth, and even perhaps administering medication, including if they need to be pilled, need medication in their ears, or require subcutaneous fluids. With this in mind, take note of when your furbaby is most likely to nap, and where, and be prepared. If they like to snooze on your nap during evening TV time, for example, perhaps keep a nail trimmer or their medication near to you then. If bedtime is their most relaxed time, then keep nail trimmers and such in your bedside table. And don't forget that nap time is also, of course, a good chance to grab photos of furbabies that are otherwise usually active. This all being said, if your furbaby begins to grow uncomfortable or fidgety during nap time treatments, that might be a good time to call it quits for the time being. Though a snoozing furbaby is indeed easier to work with, you wouldn't want your furbaby to become wary of resting and relaxing around you.