Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cross Your Fingers

It was a productive weekend. Some waiting is over.
  • My Amazon books came and I am happily planning future practice quilts so I can hone my skills and eventually make one for our bed. However, I just don't get this whole scrapbooking thing. I ordered a book that I thought would help, but I just can't "get" it at a creative level. That book may be returned.
  • We have an application in for a rental house! It's somewhere between 1500-1600 sq. ft. It has 3 bedrooms and a den, so DH can have his own computer room and I can have my own craft studio! Sooooo excited about that. There's a fenced in yard for the dog. It's about 10 minutes closer to where I work and about 15 minutes closer for DH. It's only drawback is that is has blue carpeting, which I often don't care for anyway, but the carpeting has brown spots in it, as part of the design. I'm sure it's meant to hide dirt, but it just looks like mud splatter everywhere. But, whatever. We figure we can easily live with that for a year or so. And we kept within our ideal price range, which was great, because it was starting to look like we would have to exceed it.
  • We put a deposit on a puppy! We also had to fill out an application for the puppy, so please keep your fingers crossed for us regarding both these applications. The puppy's not even born yet. The litter is due any day now. It's a breeder in Oklahoma. A couple with a Master's and PhD who live on a farm with 7 kids. The wife stays home and runs the breeding business. The puppies' colors should be creams, apricots, and reds. We told them we didn't care about the sex, but gave them lots of information about the personality we were looking for in a puppy (i.e., calm, laid-back, calm, not too aggressive, calm, not to shy/insecure, calm, neither the alpha nor the omega, calm, and calm. Oh, and calm.). I'll post a picture when they're born. Still not sure if we're going to drive to OK to pick it up, or have it shipped here. Breeders ship all the time and seem to have success with it, but I'm a little worried about shipping to Tucson in September due to the heat. I'll talk to some breeders and maybe our vet to determine the best plan.
  • Still waiting for the sewing machine. Sigh.

Meanwhile, the catnip is growing, the oat grass is recovering, I've made a chicken & garlic stew for dinner tonight (DH's choice as an experiment from the new cookbook), and the house is relatively clean. So, I'm off to copy edit.


Ali said...

Calm and puppy - aren't those two mutually exclusive?

Hope all your applications work out.

die Frau said...

Good luck with house and puppy! I'm sure both will work out. The sewing machine will come soon; don't fret, my pet.

feather nester said...

Ali: Mutually exclusive? Perhaps. It's all a spectrum. Think calm along the range of jumping-through-the-window-insane to only chewing the occasional shoe. :)