Whew , another week has already gone by ! I've been babysitting Jessey this week while Chantal prepares for a dance show going on this weekend . She stopped teaching this year because of Jessey , but still helps out with the shows . I had so much fun with the little guy this week , the time just flew by . I enjoyed the one on one time , getting to know him . It never ceases to amaze me how quickly they change at this age . I forgot to bring the camera so no photos , too busy anyways , he kept me hopping :0 .
The knitting time has been infrequent this week , but steady progress is being made on sweater #2 . I'm knitting the raglan decreases and have almost reached the neck decreases . I'm trying to do this when I'm not tired . I don't want a repeat of all the frustration and ripping out of the first one . I've finished one sock though . It's the easy peasy garter rib pattern , which seems to be my go to pattern when I don't want to concentrate . I was cleaning out my knitting corner and found another sock on the needles . I think it's been there for at least a year or more . May socks already decided !
This last pic is of Bingo . He has this unexplainable really bizarre reaction to Mike whenever he manages to get home for lunch . He shakes and shivers like a leaf as soon he hears him pull up and park in the driveway and then goes to look for a place to hide . This only happens at lunchtime ; he's completely fine when he gets home in the evening . And only with Mike , which completely baffles me as he's never shouted at him or mistreated him in any way , ever . Here he is in his hiding place underneath the throw on the couch on the family room .He'll stay there till Mike leaves . He's 12 so I'm guessing that this is somehow age related . It started happening from time to time about 2 years ago , but now happens whenever Mike comes home at lunch during the week . I mentioned it at the vets and they are as puzzled as we are . I don't know what to think , he's as sharp as can be in every other way , just this weird crazy lunchtime behaviour .
Looking forward to some nice weather tomorrow , too bad I have to to continue the search for a bleepity, bleep dress for the wedding . I really hate clothes shopping , nothing ever fits properly or it costs the earth . Last weekend we ventured down to the garment district in Montreal where a lot of the manufacturers are open on Saturday mornings . They have better prices than the retail shops ; the problem is that their sample sizes are anywhere from a 2 to an 8 . Now I'm nowhere near that . Actually most mothers of the bride or groom are nowhere near that . Would it kill them to have some choice nearer the size of the average woman ? We also went to a shop that is well known for their reasonable prices on evening wear . The salesperson asked me my size and showed me what was available . Well , when I came to try on a couple of dresses I couldn't even get them over my bust . Now , I'm not that amply endowed and everyday clothes in my size fit . I ended up trying on dresses that are at least 3 sizes bigger which then needed altering on the bust or shoulders just to fit my waist . I think there's something wrong there . I wonder how the fashion industry sizes their clothes ?
Dress shopping shouldn't be this hard , frustrating and humiliating .In case you're wondering I'm a size 16 and I have a shape. I know I could and should lose a couple of pounds but geez louise make it a bit easier on the average middle-aged mom of the groom to dress up for her son's wedding . We come in all shapes and sizes .
Rant over , so more of the same tomorrow . Heading over to St Hubert street which is bridal shop alley in Montreal . Wish me luck , something tells me I'm going to need it...