Monday, February 06, 2012

Some of this and a pinch of that

Last night's Superbowl game was actually quite entertaining, especially in the fourth quarter. It was a very close game and there was a lot of edge-of-your-seat play going on. We watched the game at a friend's house last night with some other friends. I did as much catching up as I did watching the game, at least up until the final quarter. One friend of mine that I haven't seen in ages was there and it was great to catch up with her. I'm hoping to see her for a longer visit later this month.

I haven't done much work on the red carpet post because I'm still drawn to pictures of pretty, sparkling gemstones. So sparkly... so pretty... so expensive. The magpie in me just can't stay away! I do have to pull myself away to walk Gozer, of course. She can't go out on her own and she likes having a fairly stable routine so we have to go out for walks whether I want to go or not.

We took her on a huge walk on Saturday: it was so nice out there that we thought we'd go for an epic walk. She enjoyed herself very much as there were lots of good smells everywhere. She's still barking at other dogs when they walk by her even though we're sitting her down before she gets excited and shoveling treats in her mouth until the dog has passed. She rarely barks at dogs behind fences who are barking at her which is a huge step for her.

During Saturday's walk, a very big mutt was carrying a stick as he walked towards us and when he smelled the treats, he dropped the stick and shoved his face in to get some treats for himself. I wouldn't have responded well to someone coming in and wanting to take my food away so I wasn't surprised when Gozer barked like crazy. The dog seemed sad to have to pick up the stick and leave the treats because he really, really, really wanted one of those treats. We're a little surprised that more dogs haven't done something like that. Silly dogs.

I'm so lucky because I can look at pretty, sparkly things with Gozer sitting with me. If I'm sitting down and Ian's not home, Gozer is with me. Who wouldn't want to hang out with a cute, soft, cuddly dog?

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Hi Chantelle! Have you thought about getting into gem cutting? Raw gems aren't worth very much at all, it's all in the cutting. ($30-$50/carat for a ruby) We went gem mining in Georgia in the summer and came back with a ton of raw stones--even some little emeralds. I looked into it, but a basic cutting setup will cost about $1000--outside my range for now. There are lapidary clubs around to get you started, though. Might be a new extension of your jewellery making... you can practice cuts on marbles.
I found this listing for Kitchener:

Kitchener-Waterloo Gem & Mineral Club
402 - 4 Willow Street
Waterloo, ON N2J 4S2

This site is someone showing their lapidary journey: