I’m Thinking Out Loud about how to motivate yourself to clean, what trends I like — and don’t like, and just how impossible it seems to find a sweater that fits Bandit.
A ball throwing senior moment
I was going to throw the ball for Bandit one day last weekend (it was too cold to walk the dogs). I had a thought about something to write in this post, told him I’d be back in a minute (like he understood), walked in here, created this post and . . . nothing.
In the time it had taken me to walk from the laundry to the office (like, a minute) I’d forgotten what great insight I was going to share with you.
Tutus and Tennies shared a meme in this post about how getting lucky is walking into a room and remembering why you did last week.
How to motivate yourself to clean
Invite your runner friends over. Seriously, I got to thinking that since the group (hopefully) going to the half in September is made up of people who don’t all know each other, wouldn’t it be nice if we got together and did get to know each other?
So I invited them to brunch. On the week I lose a day to go down to my parents. 7 women (potentially) and myself and Mr. Judy. We only have 8 chairs. And a small house.
I did warn them to beware of cat dander and dog hair.
Not team #bathleisure
No, I didn’t misspell that — not athleisure, but bathleisure is now a thing. Actually, I think it’s been a thing for a while. I am not a fan.
What is bathleisure, you ask? Wearing pajamas and bathrobes in every day life. Of course a lot of people already do that, but we’re talking nice pajamas here. You won’t catch me intentionally in my pajamas, unless at I’m at home or out in the backyard withe the dogs.
Athleisure — yes, I’m all about living in workout clothes.
I miss the Wednesday Word
And yet I’m happy that Deb @ Debruns has taken it to monthly. I really enjoy the Wednesday Word because it’s always a challenge, but I find I often don’t get around to writing posts on my t0-do list because they don’t seem to fit into a linkup or because I’m so busy linking up that I can’t do justice to a post.
So I’m finally taking the opportunity to step back and try to write a little less quantity, but hopefully a little more quality. Really all depends on what’s on my plate.
Bandit is really Goldilocks
I swear he is the hardest dog to find sweaters and jackets for. They are either too big or too small and almost nothing seems to fit just right. The latest size “medium” sweater Mr. Judy bought for him is what Lola is wearing above . . . isn’t she styling in her cropped sweater?
Vanity sizing is rampant in dog clothing, too.
Just yesterday I was walking the dogs and someone with another dog walked by us on the other side of the road, twice. The second time they commented how well behaved my dogs were. I got a snicker out of that; people sure do set the bar low when it comes to dogs!
On the other hand, the previous night when Mr. Judy went to get Bandit to go downstairs with him, Bandit growled at him. Definitely disturbing. Was he actually growling at Mr. Judy, or did he hear something? He still bears watching; we already know that he has guarding tendencies, although they seem to come and go. Every time we think they’re gone for good, suddenly one day he gets possessive about something.
Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
Is bathleisure a trend or here to stay?
Is the hard part of having people over making sure your house is presentable?
What ways do YOU motivate yourself to clean?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: