Friday, August 20, 2010

Things on Thursday: Lime Bath Mat

I am fully aware that today is Friday. I'm just late. And thank heaven not in that way, if you know what I mean.

Which reminds me...I had a dream last night that we received a package from the UPS man containing two live babies and a live cobra. George, who in my dreams is always supremely unreasonable, wanted to keep the babies, while I wanted to call social services, which for some reason HE thought was unreasonable. He was also in denial that the snake with its hood in proud display (with a red heart on the back...what was that freakish detail all about?) was, in fact, a cobra.

I was far more upset that he wanted to keep the babies than that the cobra had wandered off in my house. In fact, I woke up before the cobra with a heart on its hood could even be an issue.

If that's not proof of a benevolent God, you're being too picky.

Anyway, Daisy has decided that the lime green bath mats in our powder room are worthy opponents, so here's my thing on Thursday. Please note the acceptable chew toys in the background.

A brief digression on lime green bath mats, because I'm feeling chatty today. When we first moved into our house, I decorated the powder room in soothing shades of sage green. After a few years, the sage green made me want to cry from sheer boredom, so I made some happy orange art to hang on the wall and found some orange baskets and an orange bucket for trash at Hobby Lobby for 70% off.

Thus began the epic quest for an orange and white curtain and orange bath mats, which involved checking Target, Walmart, and JC Penney every change of season for about two years. Which pretty much explains why I'm not an interior decorator.

Have you any idea how hard it is to find orange bath mats that are REALLY orange and not canteloupe or pumpkin? My mom finally suggested I go with lime green, which is surprisingly easy to find at your local Target in both bath mats and curtains.

Now my powder room makes me happy every time I walk in.

Unless the bath mat is missing. Then I go in search of Daisy.


  1. OOh not sure about orange mats, sounds very sixties! Daisy obviously approves of the lime ones though. It seems her teeth may be getting the better of her manners :D xx

  2. Love it! What is it they say about the grass always being greener on the other side? Seems that Daisy feels this way about your mat versus her toys. A friend has just adopted a black lab about the same age as Daisy, he is called Ed. He is adorable too!
    P.S. My word verification for this comment is 'nowin'.. seems fitting?!

  3. Awww, I love orange...when balanced with LOTS of white.

    Mim, please tell your friend that Ed is an AWESOME name for a dog.

  4. SA-WEET....I can say that, mine are 11 and 3! This is a moment to enjoy them while you can, they grow-up too fast!

  5. Your 'late' comment made me laugh. I knew a lady who had a landmark birthday and got a pin that said "I'd rather be 50 than pregnant!" Ha!

    I could eat that dog, she is so beautiful and sweet. And thanks for the reminder of her puppy-ness, I needed it.

  6. I've learned over the years that once you know EXACTLY what you want, you won't find it. This explains the several colors of "light green" towels in my bathroom. I just adjusted the acceptance gauge and life got a bunch easier. They dry the same, too.


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