Welcome to Day Four of Just Jot it January, where, for a month – well, we jot. Whatever. However. Wherever. Whyever. It’s graciously hosted by Linda G.Hill.
Today’s prompt, “Daschund”, comes to us from Morgaine 620 (Bee Halton) who’d love a visit! Pop on over and say hi, if you’re so inclined.
I can’t fit today’s prompt into a Trip and T’Pol story. I mean, I probably could, but I generally only write the stories I feel, and, at the moment, my favorite inter-species couple are concerned with kittens and loss rather than weiner dogs…
Sorry – my mind’s off in many directions today. It’s been busy and a little disorienting. There hasn’t been as much coffee as I really need to offset that.
And it is cold outside. Not a little cold – we’re talking 7 degrees Fahrenheit, just after dark….which wouldn’t be a particular issue for me if I’d spent a typical Monday cozy and warm in the house (daschund, by the way, means ‘badger hound’ – these little guys can be tough!).
But instead, I needed to get up and moving not so long after I woke up. My daughter had an appointment for some booster vaccinations, and, after, I had agreed (before I knew that it was going to be so cold out) to take them to use their Christmas gift cards...
My daughter, who loves the snow (but, with this cold, we’ve only got a half inch or so on the ground), needed a new pair of winter boots, in addition to wanting more Littlest Pet Shop items. I needed more mundane items there – paper clips, 2016 calendars, the only pens I like to use for hard-copy revision notes (I’ll be doing a lot of revisions this year – something like a revision boot camp that I hope I will learn a great deal from.), picture frames for the grandparents (eventually, there will be pictures, too!), laundry detergent and fabric softener, and coffee creamer. I know, exciting list, right?
Anyway, my daughter is a Littlest Pet Shop officianda…she and her two best friends have complex ongoing games and stories. They prefer the older models to the newer ones, and they’ve all become experts at finding great deals on Ebay – including the risk of ‘fakes’, because apparently there are disreputable sellers, particularly in Hong Kong, who display pictures of real LPS characters, then substitute with counterfeits. Scandal in tiny plastic toys – who would’ve thought?
Annalise got a pack of those in the mail today. She wasn’t terribly disappointed – she likes customizing her pets, and these are perfect for that. A couple of them are quite cute.
She bought tiny props for her pets – a movie set, and a fast food set, and a blind bag – a character in a opaque plastic bag…a bit of mystery, because you don’t know what you’ll get until you open it.
So what does any of this have to do with daschunds? Well, tangentially, the other day, Annalise told me that now she and both of her friends (collectively known as the Swag Girls since a camping trip last summer, when they all bought glittering newsboy caps in assorted colors) now have LPS daschunds.
This type of information is sometimes crucial, in the lives of ten and eleven year old girls. By writing it here, I’m a bit more likely to remember the daschund connection, should the need arise.
By the way, it’s now nearly 9pm, and an utterly unbalmy 3 degrees Fahrneheit. If you’re somewhere warmer than me (like, at the moment, Greenland!), enjoy. If it’s colder where you are, I wish you cozy comfort!