This morning the A/C guy had to stop by to pick up a trailer that he had left in the yard. As he was leaving he told us that there was a little white dog in the yard. I knew that it was Prince Charming, the dog that belongs to the 4 year old girl next door. Prince Charming can escape through missing fence pickets and an open gate. He can also escape through the smallest gape. Take a look:
Now might be a good time to introduce you to K.D. Kat. K.D. Kat has been on my front porch for three straight months, but he technically lives two doors down. Every time the neighbors walk past, they take him home, but he runs back here. Hell, he comes running when I say, "K.D. Kat" and that's not even his actual name! KD was derived from the fact that we called him Katy until we realized that he had some extra equipment that a Katy wouldn't have. Oops.***
Today we did a little retail shopping. Retail store brand name shopping. Oooh lah lah. We went to Shoe Carnival and we all got new shoes - $138.00. It was buy one pair, get one pair 1/2 price plus one was on sale, but still $138.00 for three pairs of shoes is still crazy. Yes, I know some people pay that much or more for one pair. *Shudder* What? You weren't expecting something fashionable like high heels were you? Not me. I am an Athletic Shoe kinda gal. (But, sadly, not an Athletic gal.)
Next we went to TJMaxx. That store fascinates me. It is like a digger yard sale - piles of stuff, boxes of stuff, damaged goods etc., but they are still selling it at retail prices! Yikes! Oh, sure, it's discounted, but it's still high (in my eyes). But, sadly, sometimes you have to pay more than a quarter for stuff. I've been searching for a new purse that isn't one of those purses with the short straps that makes it go under your armpit. I like a longer strap. I finally found a purse at TJMaxx - Stone Mountain retailed at $88.00, but I paid $24.99. I guess that's a good deal. But, I just know that I will find the perfect purse at the Super Cheap Thrift for a quarter this week. Oh well.
It is a Stone Mountain purse, so it has SM*SM*SM*SM all over it. I believe it is actually for Shara *Mom*Shara*Mom.
At TJMaxx I also bought a mammoth glass jar of sanding sugar for cupcakes and sugar cookies for $3.00. I only mention this because as I was paying, my husband of 17 years picked up the jar and said, "Oh, you are buying yourself some bath salts. That's nice." Now might be a good time to mention that I haven't taken a bath in the entire 17 years we have been married. I don't call him "Mr. Observant" for nothin'.
***As we were leaving today, the little boy that lives two doors up and technically "owns" KD Kat came over for a conversation. He is about 4 years old too. I tried to ask him the cats actual name, but I couldn't understand what he said. I thought he said Benji, but he said that wasn't it. He acted embarrassed that I couldn't understand him, so I changed the topic of conversation to his Daddy's Dump Truck.
I said, "Is that your Daddy's Dump Truck?''
"Yes, dat's my Daddy's Dump Twuck" (See why I couldn't make out the cat's name?)
I said, "I saw you leave in your Daddy's Dump Truck one day, is it fun to ride in it?"
"Oh yes! Dey call me Liddle Mack 'cause my Daddy's name is Mack and when my Daddy dwives the Dump Twuck, he sticks his hand out and puts his middle finger in the air with the others straight down. So, when I ride in the dump twuck I put my hand out and put my middle finger straight up with the others straight down, just like my Daddy."
So, if you see a four year old in a dump truck giving you the finger...that's my neighbor! Say "Hey!"