My dog stinks. We've washed him twice but whatever it is he rolled in is stubborn and remorseless and doesn't take our threats seriously. I felt really bad about torturing him in the bath because he was such a good boy this weekend but really there was no choice. I didn't think to pack puppy shampoo on our trip home so we bought some sniffy coconut stuff at target. We also got some patio furniture and fancy lights for the block of cement on the side of the house because target pulled me in to it's web and took hold of my brain. We had been looking for outdoor chairs but I hadn't planned on getting a table too. It's actually a nice little set and it was cheap compared to what we've been seeing around, I just feel a little like all my money is being sucked out of my hands with little resistance. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do with all of the cute things I bought for the suburban patio I do not have.
I've been thinking a while about increasing our entertainment space by cleaning up outside. Matt laid a cement 'pad' when they built the house, I'm not really sure why, but I've been thinking about prettying it up lately. Maybe paving stones, maybe outdoor paint...I don't know yet. I don't want to spend a lot of money and I don't really have a plan. I guess I need to make some decisions about my priorities and get started before we have 4 feet of snow again. I do have a plan for today, I'm going to get some pretty flowers for the front door, my first action plan for this project. I'd like a perennial but annuals provide instant gratification...so many decisions!