I got a great new sweater yesterday, but it smells like a perfume I don't like. What should I do? How did I end up with a new sweater? It all starts with the dog . . .
I tried to take Pippa to her doggy-playgroup yesterday. My New Year's Resolution to get up early and take her out wasn't very successful last week (I'm not giving up). The second day, the radio alarm accidentally got turned down so low, I slept through it. The third day, it was sleeting, and I had stayed up late, so I turned off the alarm and went back to bed, Thursday blah, blah, blah.
Anyway, she had not gotten much exercise, and it was pretty cold out, so I figured I would take her to play with the dogs, where she gets completely, utterly exhausted. The place where we took puppy obedience has an indoor facility where on Saturdays they host a play group for small dogs for one hour. Of course, they charge money to do this, and so I actually pay $15, yes, $15, so that Pippa can play with dogs her size. Even though there are lots and lots of dogs in our neighborhood, it's rare to run into an opportunity for them to play and run around, and even more rare that it's really fun for Pippa because she's so much smaller than most of the Labs and Goldens around here. That's how I justify the $15.
I guess they changed the time, though, because when we got to the Fit-N-Trim Dog Agility center, there was no one there. What could I do? I went shopping at TJ Maxx nearby, and then took Pip' for a walk in our local park on the way home. At TJ Maxx they had jackets and sweaters marked way down, and I found a nice charcoal grey cardigan with a cowl neck that was marked down to $20 ($20 minus $15 saved because no dog group = sweater only cost $5). In the car, I thought I smelled car air freshener. I didn't notice until I picked up the bag to get out of the car that it was the sweater. I had it laid out all night in the enclosed porch, and it still stinks! It's some perfume that I recognize, but I don't know the name. I can smell it wafting over here now. Either someone tried it on while wearing a gallon of the stuff, or someone wore it and returned it. Is this why it was marked down? Will the smell ever go away? Ech!
P.S. I added photos to "Of God and Videogames" below. You should check them out :)