Friday, November 19, 2010

I love my dog

Really, I do. But last night I had to keep reminding myself of that fact. First of all, I went to bed late, 12:30 AM, because I got some sewing done last night. First I made a bib for a friend who just told me they are expecting. I used one of the Urban Circus fat quarters that I won from Laurie Wisbrun, and I'm excited now about the prospect of making their new baby a quilt from those winnings.

And then, as I vowed I would, I started cutting and piecing the Boys Will Be Boys quilt for Donald. I had no idea how much faster it is to cut out a quilt using just a few coordinating fabrics rather than all scrappy fabrics. I was cruising! And I am loving the look so far:

So, I was in bed at 12:30, but the dog woke me at 2:30 to go outside. I tried to put him off, but he was insistent, and as someone with a weak bladder myself, how could I not let him out. What did he do but promptly get himself sprayed by a skunk. Ugh!

I crawled back in bed with my Blackberry and got online to find out how to "deskunk" him. There were lots of recipes, but they called for ingredients that I didn't have around the house, and since Adam is out of town and both boys were sleeping and we live 20 minutes from the nearest store, I couldn't go shopping. Finally I came across Listerine as a deskunking agent. We buy those ENORMOUS Listerine bottles, and I had just bought one earlier this week, so this became my deskunking agent of choice. I'm happy to report that it works. First a Listerine bath, and then a regular bath, outside in below freezing temperatures at 3:00 AM. I kept chanting under my breath, "I love my dog, I love my dog, I love my dog."

When I got into bed at 3:30, the 6:30 AM alarm seemed entirely too close for comfort. I'm so glad it is Friday and I can sleep in tomorrow! Have a great and RESTFUL weekend, all!