Friday, April 26, 2013

Dog Sitting

Here we have a typical scene around my house these days. Sometimes Mick is completely straddling Max's head or upper body trying to gain control (which he has no doubt). I truly believe Max needs a dominant dog around the house and he is much happier now that he has one again. Looking back, both Buster and Bridget were dominant to Max.

This merge of black fur and legs is Max taunting Mick with the ball and so Mick decided to sit on him while trying to get it out of his mouth. Unfortunately we are still trying to master the actual sit command. They have such fun together.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Finding the Type 3 Me

Type 3 Necklaces
All my life (so far) I have never known how to dress or accessorize. I have always felt like a slob or a tom boy. I don't feel like anyone ever showed me the ropes and through my observations of others and trying to mimic them, I failed miserably because what looked good on them did not look good on me.

Lessons from my mother: Gold is bad, Navy blue is good. I think that is all I picked up from her.
Lessons from my sister: I observed her in the 80's. She is 5 years older than me and was tall and thin. By the time I might have cared, she had gone to college. All I remember is a lot of hair curling, super tight jeans and her high heels. Enough said.

Recently, my sister and I have found Dressing Your Truth by Carol Tuttle. She dove right in but then had her moments of doubt (she is a Type 2) as we compared it with Color Me Beautiful from long ago. We learned that though there are a few similarities, there are more differences that we found comforting. I am a Type 3 and it explains a lot. It may be easier for you to determine your time using Carol's book It's Just My Nature. That's what I did.

Since I recently (within a year) gained a significant amount of weight (for me) it was time for me to finally accept it and get some new clothes. I was down to one or two items that fit and thought it might be nice to go out once in a while (ha ha) and actually look nice and not be wearing the same thing every time. With that and an upcoming vacation I was ready to revamp so I decided to take the plunge and revamp DYT style.

I signed up for the full online course (for a discounted price of $99) and got right to work. The first thing I did since I was waiting for my style card was to go get some jewelry. I was eager to get started. My type wears substantial jewelry that is Rich Gold, Bronze, Copper and Brass. No silver! My favorites are the necklaces on either end (photo above). I am still building my collection. Funny thing is that the dainty necklaces I used to wear always felt like they were choking me and I don't even notice these huge ones! I have already gotten rid of all of the old stuff or have it in a pile to sell.

Type 3 Watch
I also found this great watch at Plato's Closet in addition to the necklaces (except for one found on clearance at Wal-Mart). I always loved the rectangular face and now I know why. It just needed to be gold.

I am really enjoying all of this.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No Joke

On April 1 my dad finally got rid of the jeep. It has given him nothing but trouble since he got it from my brother and with a few recent incidents of getting stranded he got fed up. Bye Jeep, we won't miss you.