We’ve been uninspired as of late to post anything blogworthy. Such is bloglife I guess. We do have a new “He Said/She Said” in draft mode. Pretty much all it lacks is, well, actual content. And I’m working on another marriage post. It’s currently on paper and in my head.
The housebreaking is still a challenge. Ginny seems to potty on the floor once a day. But no more than that and today it was actually on hard flooring. On our main living level there is only one room that is carpeted, the rest are hardwood, linoleum or tile. Which room has she preferred to do her business in? The carpeted one of course since it’s the hardest to clean up! Ginny also likes being outside and will signal to “go out” when she just wants to be out, not just because she needs to be out. I’d like to leave her in the backyard for awhile each day, but she doesn’t seem to be ready to be out there all by herself. Plus I don’t want her to tear up the garden. So…lots of trips out doors, some productive, others not so much!
The GMan is another story. He simply will not leave the dog alone. No matter what I do, no matter what I say, no matter what punishment I dole out, he goes right back to bothering her. So far, she hasn’t lashed out at him but I fear that one of these days, sooner or later, she’s gonna get annoyed with him and let him know she really doesn’t want to be bothered all the time. I really hope it doesn’t happen but it seems inevitable. I’m at my wits end with him. I just don’t know how to make him understand that she needs her space.
We’re gearing up for JBelle’s 7th birthday at the end of this month. Party plans coming together, invitations to go out, presents to buy. I asked her today what she wanted for her birthday. She came up with a really neat list for an almost seven-year-old. For example: a fuzzy, white bathrobe with her initials on it, a bubble machine, modeling clay & books about dinosaurs. And of course clothes – she is my child after all! I’ve got Heather working on an ice cream cake recipe for me. So nice to have home mavens at my beckon call to tell me how to get pet stains off my carpet and how to create the perfect ice cream cake.