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Friday, July 24, 2009

Even Hermits Throw Parties

We'll start The Prudent Penny next Friday. Right now I am still behind the 8 ball trying to get Saturday's party ready.

Why is it that parties are fun for other people, but not the hosts? By the time I select the menu, cook the food, wash dogs, mow, weed, and clean the house to spotless perfection I think I will be too tired to lift my head. And that's not counting the bedroom floor we put down this week too.

People will walk around saying, boy that Maria sure is a slow moving slug. That is the laziest woman we've ever seen. Look at her. Her face just fell into the chili con queso.

The house is coming along pretty well. I LOVE the new floor in the bedroom. It is so elegant and beautiful. Greg did a wonderful job as always.

Other than a few more paint jobs in the lesser used rooms, I think that's about it for remodeling the house. The rest of our projects will probably be outdoor ones.

We have a boarder on our front patio. I recently moved my potted lime tree in there to get it out of the scorching sun. A robin redbreast made a nest and is sitting on three spotted eggs. I'll have to take pictures soon. She flies off as soon as I walk out there. But I should be able to take a picture of the little eggs.

Iko update: I can officially say that Iko has not had an accident in the house for well over a month, so I guess he is definitely potty trained now. It didn't take too long. Of course, if you're in the middle of puppy training, it feels like a lifetime.

The only evil thing he does now is chew up fabric. Every puppy has his "thing". Some like paper, others plastic or wood. Iko likes cloth. He has destroyed two throw pillows and my favorite comforter. Now if I walk into a room and he's near a piece of cloth he RUNS. I still haven't cured him of chewing my good stuff, but it's getting better. Either that or I'm running out of stuff.

Other Iko news; The end is near for Iko's little nuggets. I'll probably take him in to be neutered in a couple of weeks.

That should give Tank a good laugh.


Jannette Johnson said...

You know, that's probably why I never throw parties. My house is in a constant disarray.

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! I tell my husband it's good for us to have a party at least once a year, just so I can give everything a thorough cleaning. Guilt does wonders in this house.

Sherri said...

Sounds like a busy week! Just think how awesome it'll be when everything is done and you're enjoying your new spaces.

Congrats on the potty training. Dogs are SOOO much easier than little boys, LOL.

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! Yup. That's for sure.

Marshall Payne said...

Which reminds me how long it's been since I went to a party. I need to get away from this PC, besides just watching TV. :-)

Have a great time this weekend, Maria!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks Marshall! Party went great. And there was enough food and conversation for all.

Now I plan to sleep for three days.

Maya Reynolds said...

As an attendee, the party was FABULOUS--once I got there {grin}

I loved your house and your location. May you both have many, many happy years.



Maria Zannini said...

I'm so glad you came, Maya! Next time, it'll be just the two of us, okay?