Etsy Mini

Thursday, May 28, 2015

When I'm old

I'm thinking about what it is going to be like for me when I am "old."

While Sweetheart and I had folks in the Nursing Home, their favorite channel to watch was TCM, Turner Classic Movies. Those were movies of their time.

I am 55 years old.  I wondered what movies would be on TCM then?  My range of movie remembering is about 53.5 years...the movies I'd like to see in circulation at that time would be...

The Wizard of Oz.  Goes without saying.  When Dorothy opens the door to the colorful world of Munchkin Land...there is nothing better.  No matter how many times I see it, the anticipation of h er opening that door is the same for me, every time.

To Kill A Mockingbird.  The best.

Big Fish.  I love how all the stories were true.  What a life, he lived it to the fullest.

TV Shows...I love the 1950-1970 genre.  From Andy Taylor and Theodore Cleaver, and many more in between, These shows chronicled the life and times as we were living it.  All In The Family...Maude...controversial.

Oh, can NOT forget The Golden Girls.  Nope.  No show like it, never will be.

These TV channels that are showing the nostalgic shows, they know what's going on.  Watching a show or movie that you watched 20-30-40 years ago takes you back there.  You remember where you saw it the first time, who you were with...each one holds a memory of a safer and simpler time.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ch Ch Ch Changes!

I have been so very absent, but I've been busy, mostly happy, productive, and changing things around a little bit.

I resigned from my job at the Pro-Shop.  Membership is so dwindled, I'm not getting much business, not enough to even pay my paltry salary, so, I'll miss seeing my boys, it was great fun and I'll miss all of them, not like I'll never see them again.  I live in a small town, people run into each other in a small town, y'know.

 Janet/Dammit and I have been talking and planning and brainstorming since February about opening a professional pet grooming salon.  She and her husband found a super quaint building on the main street of a small town, about 20 mins from my house to there.  We opened on May 12th, 2015.  (That was yesterday.)

Janet's husband is a Master Carpenter, he did so much work, her son, Robert, is our bather, he'll do pretty much anything he's asked to do.  We're doing this on a shoestring budget, but we are doing it.

Our first customer had done a super cool favor for Janet's family, so his dog, Sadie, was the first to come to our shop.  She was a sweet little terrier mix, good dog.

The next dog was one of Mr. Dammit's co-workers.  He brought in a spunky Lhasa mix named Jack for a shave and a bath.  Stinky pooch, but so sweet, once he got the hang of it, but barked and barked and barked and barked and barked and barked and barked...and barked.  The dentist next door that is only there on Tuesdays proclaimed that he loved dogs.  I wonder if he was being sarcastic.  I didn't see him saying it, so not sure.

Jack Before

Jack After.  That's Dammit Janet, btw.  

So, anyway.  We will have internet service at "our" groom shop on Wednesday.  No clients today, but we do have a solid 4, maybe 7 dogs for tomorrow.

The local paper is doing a feature article about us, it comes out this Friday, I am so excited.  Their office is just across the street, we went over to see about placing an ad, and next thing we knew we were being interviewed.  She came over and took pics on Monday.  Such a small town, that a groom shop is newsworthy.  We had a lot of fun doing it.

Now, when you think of me, don't think about a golf course, think about this:

Ignore the orange things, I don't know what they are.

That will be me behind the window.  A few Critters will be displayed on that shelf above the flowers (left facing) and there's another shelf along that left wall.  Also a Gecko tank and my fish tank will be above it.  

I picked the color for the lobby.  I love that color so much, it is so soothing, don'tcha think?  

Come see us if you are in the neighborhood sometime.  Might be a nice trip for a Pambler and her Pooch to come visit and stuff.  *hint hint*

Play Nice!  xxoo