Max bans glitter

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful New Year in the Dogpound.  Yep, 2012 is now a memory and we are marching headlong into another year with ever increasing speed.  Now, most of you know from my past New Year’s articles that I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions.  We make them and forget them till the end of the year and then we sit there scratching our heads wondering where the year went and resolve to do better next year.  Same old song and dance, but this year we…Max and I…have made a resolution to ban glitter from the household.  I guess a bit of background information might be in order.  For Christmas I bought some stockings to stuff with goodies and I thought it would be nice to put the recipient’s name on them.   I made a work space on the dining table from some large carton lids and put my stencils, glue, glitter and socks inside the borders of the lids.  It seemed a bit more difficult than the last time I did this little art project...of course this was like 30 years ago…but after an hour of work I was pleasantly pleased with the final results.  However, there was one slight complication…despite the borders of the lids and being very careful, glitter managed to get out and on everything in sight.  Dining table, floor, me…even Max got a festive look.  It was actually worse than just the dining room…it seemed regardless of where I took the carton lids or the stockings, glitter managed to make its presence known.  My whole house took a glitter holiday look, and despite what they tell you, those special dust rags are not that great picking up glitter.  By the way Max…how did you get rid of your glitter so fast?  I thought you looked really cute with all of the green and white specs in your black hair.  Oh, a road kill rub-down did the trick?  Who would have thought of that?  And no…I do not want you to bring me one to clean the house with…I will just have to settle with this festive glow for another six months.

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”  Oscar Wilde


The local weather station received this postcard; “I thought you would be interested in knowing that I just finished shoveling six inches of partly cloudy from my driveway.”
Time to go.  As always be good, plays safe, and remember that all that glitters is not gold.  

JR and Max


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