My boy had his progress check for Karate on Saturday. He passed. So he will test for his High Brown belt in April. He is very excited. I didn't take any pictures during his test. Bad mommy!
I took my car on Sunday to get new tires. All 4 of them. It was long overdue. After leaving my car, we went shopping at Kohl's. They were having lots of sales. We had to get a birthday gift for my niece's 1st Birthday and some clothes for us. On Saturday we are going to my company's annual dinner/party. It is the 25th year we have been in business, so it is a little more formal then it has been in years past. So Shell decided that we needed some new clothes. I bought a dress! I'm still kind of freaking out about it. I haven't worn a dress in years. I think the last time was for our wedding actually. And after shopping we went to Old Chicago for dinner. It was a VERY expensive day, but so much fun. I hate clothes shopping for me, but when I'm with her I don't mind it so much. She pretty much picks stuff out, I try it on and she approves or vetoes. It's perfect.
We watched 2 episodes of The L Word on Sunday night. Enough said.
This morning I had a dentist appointment. I had to get 4 fillings. After not going to a dentist for 5 years, that was my consequence. Well, that and I have to go back in a couple of weeks for a deep cleaning. The fillings were not so bad, but he said that I will probably be sore for about a day. When the numbness started to wear off I took some ibuprofen, so I'm not hurting right now. Hopefully I can either stay ahead of it, or it really won't be so bad.
I talked to my mom yesterday and they have new dog drama. Their Shar-Pei Asia has cancer. They noticed a lump on her leg a week ago and went to the vet to have it checked. They determined that it was a mass and not fluid, but recommended taking her to a specialist to have it diagnosed. In the 4 days between appointments, it more than doubled in size. The specialist at first recommended amputating the leg, but after checking her over found the cancer cells in her lungs as well. Apparently she has a very aggresive strain that probably would not respond to radiation therapy. She doesn't seem to be in any pain right now, and they did give her medication to hopefully reduce the swelling around the mass on her leg. But it's just a matter of time now. No telling how long until things get bad enough to have to decide what's best for her. Shell is very sad. She really loves that dog. The kids know and they are sad too. They want to go see her this weekend. I think we probably will.
On a side note - I bought the new Janet Jackson CD on Friday. It is quite enjoyable. She is one talented (and hot!) woman. The kids don't want to listen to the CD when they are in the car though, because they don't know the words to sing along. I also bought the 25th Anniversary release of Thriller. That one we listen to with the volume turned UP and singing at the top of our lungs. I love it. I also bought the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band CD. I have always loved that album, but never owned it on CD. It was only $9.99, so I picked it up as well. I am LOVING my new music options!