Griffey took several years off my life earlier this week. I let him outside long enough to fill my water bottle. When I called him in about 30 seconds later, he was gone. No sign of him. My yard is only fenced on two sides and that's only thanks to my neighbors. But he always stays in the yard. Always. Until recently. A couple of weeks ago, I let the little girl across the street walk him. She rang my doorbell and asked if she and her two friends could have a dollar for walking him. So I said okay. He didn't want to go with them and got all confused. I guess because I'm the only one that ever walks him. I had to encourage him to go and tell him it was alright. Cuz he just planted himself and stared at me but refused to move. Well, guess what... it totally screwed him up! Now he doesn't understand what his boundaries are anymore and thinks it's okay to just go wherever he wants. This is the third time he's run since then. The other two times I found him across the rear alley on the next street over playing with some kids. This time I thought he was gone for good. I couldn't find him anywhere! I was near panic mode trying really hard not to cry. I finally tracked his direction thanks to observant people that had seen him. By the grace of God (cuz don't you know I was praying hard at that point!) I happened to ask the right woman sitting out on her porch if she'd seen a runaway Pomeranian. She said "Oh yes. I have him right here in my yard. I thought he belonged to someone since he had tags." Thank goddess she corraled him otherwise no telling how far he would've gone. He'd made it four blocks! Needless to say, he's on lockdown now. I've been investigating this electric fence stuff. I could fence across the back but I have a driveway that runs up the side of my house. So don't think I can fence that. I'd have to have some big swinging gate thing to be able to drive though it. Just don't think that would work. So the Griffster may be getting a shock collar. We'll see. Still looking at our options.
I babysat for my sister's kids on Friday night. Always an adventure. We watched a movie, had pizza and then played outside for awhile. Tatum tries so hard to be a girly girl but it's just impossible when you're surrounded by three brothers. She decided we needed a make over and pulled out her make-up case. Guess what she keeps her fingernail polish, lip gloss, glitter junk, and eye shadow in? An Incredible Hulk carrying case! Is that not hilarious?! Poor girl.
I finally tried out my new Dyson vacuum. Love it! I was pretty grossed out by the stuff it pulled out of my carpet though. But it's awesome. I got the one that has "the ball mechanism". Soooo easy to push. And much easier to empty the bin. You just push a button and the bottom flips open. All the carpet trash falls right out into the garbage can. Can I tell you again how much I love it? LOL! It was a really good investment. I highly recommend them.
Referrals are out for this month. They matched through November 14, 2005. Congratulations to all the families who are seeing their daughters (or sons) for the first time. One of my homegirls, Colleen, is in China right now! She and her husband will meet their daughter Hannah tomorrow. I'm so excited for them!
I got several wishes done yesterday. Tonight I'll cut out the fabric squares. Remember, if anyone else needs one you better hit me up now. I may not be this craft motivated again for awhile. My e-mail link is in the sidebar.
Well, that about covers the randomness. Nothing deep and thought provoking today. Not even humorous. So if you read all that you must be really bored by now. I'll try harder tomorrow.