And, The “Season” Begins ….

Yesterday, I went shopping for a Halloween costume for Fred.

I think it’s ridiculous when people dress up their dogs.

But, Fred is the undeniable star of my neighborhood.

I know he’ll be greeting any/all trick-or-treaters on Halloween – which is this coming Saturday.

It seems like Fred should make a *small* effort to be a little festive for Halloween.

A lot of pet stores sell dog Halloween costumes, but they won’t fit Fred.

Fred needs an adult human costume.

And that’s how I found myself at a costume store yesterday.

Not only was I AT the store, but I kept laughing out loud (ALL BY MYSELF) as I imagined Fred in the various costumes I saw.

I came to my senses eventually, and decided simple is best for Fred.

(At least, if I hope for him to actually WEAR his costume.)

Fred also has his birthday on Friday.

We’re going to be very busy … Fred’s birthday on Friday, Halloween on Saturday, and my (24th!!!) birthday next Monday.

And then, we move right into holiday madness with family visits and Thanksgiving, etc., etc.

I’ve also been on the hunt for the “perfect” lip gloss to replace my favorite (now discontinued) lipgloss.

So far, I’ve bought ten bazillion lip glosses to try.

They’re all very similar neutral shades and none of them are perfect.

Maybe I’ll do a lip gloss review sometime soon?

I’m also trying various mascaras … which I seem to do every few years.

(Is there such a thing as a perfect mascara? ¬†One that won’t smudge, won’t flake, adds volume AND length, etc?)

I’ve also ordered a Roterfaden as my birthday gift.

Many of you know I LOVE journals, even though I don’t really journal in the traditional sense.

I suppose this blog is a type of online journal?

I just like collecting beautiful blank journals from all over the world.

A Roterfaden is a notebook/binder/organization system from Germany and I’ve wanted one for over a year.

It’s my treat to myself this year for my birthday.

(Although, I’m not sure when it will actually arrive?)

I think it’s so interesting and fun to see how people across the world journal/organize/plan.

I love the Midori, the Hobonichi, the beautiful Belgian (Gillio) leather journals, and now (hopefully) the German Roterfaden.

Someday, I suppose, I will die as an old woman surrounded by beautiful books.

Is that such a bad thing?

I’ll probably use my Roterfaden as a sketchbook, but I won’t make a definite decision until I get a chance to play with it.

Maybe next year I’ll take an art class or two.

I have so much fun “playing” on my own, it might be nice to actually learn the proper way to do things.

Or would that ruin the fun of it?

2 Responses to “And, The “Season” Begins ….”

  1. Mj

    Can’t wait to see Fred in costume! How did his professional grooming go? As far as the perfect mascara….Maybelline is the best. I too have tried many, many mascaras in all different brands. Some of which were very, very expensive from high end department stores. Considering one should toss the tube after using it every day for approximately 6 weeks makes paying big bucks for it hard to swallow.
    Maybelline however, is affordable and it goes on very nicely. It doesn’t flake, there’s no clumping and it is easy to remove.
    I do not buy the waterproof one but have purchase the one in the pink tube for years now and it works quite well.

    • Suzanne

      Fred’s grooming went pretty well, but they still didn’t get his ears right.
      I might have to purchase a pair of shears myself … although, I think it would be very difficult for me to do with my left arm/hand.

      It’s funny you mention Maybelline.
      I always use their waterproof mascara when I need to wear waterproof.
      I should give their regular stuff a try also!


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