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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Random Thoughts for Pink Saturday 11/28/09

Be sure and visit with Beverly at howsweetthesound for Pink Saturday. You'll see lots of pink, chicks.

The end of October I won a giveaway. I usually enter just to add my name to the pot never thinking I'll win it, and it's not a big deal with me anyway. I mean I love them but I just want to help support the bloggers. Anyway, several days ago I received the package in the mail from the blogger. I actually gasped when I opened the box. It far exceeded my expectations. Pictures never do the items justice as I well know, but this is just stunning in person. I'm delighted, Debi, just delighted!!!!

Full of little surprises...

...and more surprises.

The cutest tag I've come across in a long time.

And...squeeeeeeeeal...some vintage jewelry!!

And this is the kind of tree I'm going to have for the holidays next year hopefully:

And now that we've had the "eye candy", let's go to the...

Random Thoughts:
Recent experience. Men cannot multi-task like women. Love Bunny got quite distraught recently when I asked him to do something and he was doing something else. Now, this didn't involve something hard. But he actually got a bit testy. Men want one focus at a time. Heaven forbid we should disturb them when they have a tool in their hands! And just think of all the things a "mom" can do at one time. *Smile* Men don't seem to have the ability to do that, but they are worth keeping around. I love my man!

A book was recommended lately called Cracking the Boy's Club Code and it is truly wonderful for those women who are still in the working world. Basically it tells you to stop acting like a little girl when dealing with men. Lower your voice instead of that high little girl voice and you'll have more authority.

Dress for success! Yep, if you dress like a slut, you'll be treated as such. When I was in the working field I dressed professionally. Nothing on my body gave away my modesty. I cringe now when I go into stores and see what they wear for work! Even in my lounging I don't wear what those women wear to work. Flip flops? T-shirts? Sneakers? Bra straps showing? Tummies showing? How in the world do you expect to be treated like a lady if you "put it all out there for show? And don't give me that "Well, they should respect me"; noooooo, they shouldn't if you don't respect yourself! Act like a professional woman; you'll get farther.

Never drive around with a license plate that says "SPDBRAT." Duh...

Money talks, but chocolate definitely gives ME a buzzzzzzzzz.

While driving by the high school on my way shopping the other day I noticed the cars in the student's parking lot. Let me tell you, most of them have more expensive cars than I have. Now, we do not live in a wealthy town. This ain't Hollywood, folks! But those kids couldn't possibly afford those kind of cars even if they do work. Mom and dad had to buy it for them. Oh, maybe they pay for the gas, but there is no way most of them could afford a car as nice as the ones I saw in the lot. We never bought our kids a car. They bought it, maintained it, bought their own gas and worked at jobs to do this. It has served them well. They are both very independent and well off today for the things we wouldn't do for them. I feel sorry for the kids today who will now certainly inherit the debt from our government and will not have the extra money we had.

Love Bunny had a meeting with the bishop this past week to discuss some details on home teaching assignments. Just before he was to leave I noticed he had on a Harley-Davidson t-shirt (the one for H-D biker wanna-be! LOL) Conversation went like this:

She: I woudn't go visit the bishop in a Harley-Davidson t-shirt.

He: You're going to visit with the bishop?????

She: No. Let me put that another way: YOU'RE not going to go to church and visit with the bishop in that t-shirt.

He smiled. He changed his shirt.

At any given time, hubs can have 2 to 3 pairs of pants along with shirts on the chair next to his bed. I asked him recently if he would try to reduce it to one set of clothing for the next day. I think the key word he heard was "try". *Sigh*.........


  1. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
    I love your wonderful win. The hat boxes made to look like a cake are just wonderful. The coloring is just up your alley, and the little ballerinas really pop don't they?
    What a great job the crafter did on this prize.

    Love your write up about husbands and their clothes. Always leaving them lie around. I know my husband no longer does that. I have to share a quick story with you. When we first got married almost 34 years ago, he would always drop his clothes on the floor. The laundry basket was right there, but he never used it. I had gotten so frustrated with him, he came home undressed to go shower and dropped his clothes on the floor. I went to the kitchen got my trusty hammer and nails, and yes girlfriend I nailed those clothes to our wood floor. He went to pick them up the next day, and I thought he was going to blow a gasket. He learned a lesson, he never threw his clothes down or left them lying around again. He didn't think he could ever trust me with a hammer or nails either but I still have them. Lesson learned really quick. Now why was it he said we could only tile floors in our house?

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. Stop over and read my pink post. Country hugs and love...Sherry

  2. Connie, you always brighten my day with your wisdom.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  3. I so love reading your blog! We sound like women of the same heart (except for the pink tree!! I could NEVER do one like that) but everything else I was shaking my head yes too and giggling! My hubby gets testy the same way, especially if it involves, gasp, folding laundry? hehehe!Happy Pink Saturday!!

  4. Good Morning Beautiful..
    Happy Pink Saturday
    Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

  5. Agree, agree, agree.. what a cute post! Your giveaway win was awesome... very awesome! Your thoughts on the kids' cars was right on!

  6. Happy Pink Saturday! Love the mannequin dress - so spiffy!

  7. Connie, you crack me up! I am totally with you on men not being able to multi-task. My husband is not capable of it.

    When I was teaching at the University of San Diego, those of us on the faculty were always remarking on the fact that the students had better cars than we did. You know their parents bought the cars for them. They didn't need a Beemer, of that I am sure.

    Love your giveaway win! Just wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!


  8. Connie oh my gosh what a great win, I think that cupcake tag is great.

    Hope this day is finding you well.

    The tree will be wonderful I love the pink.


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  9. Love Bunny sounds as bad as Him Indoors! Men... what would they do without us?

    Re your win - oh, I am trying so hard not to writhe around on the floor in a tantrum of sheer jealousy! Still, if someone apart from me had to win, then I'm so glad it was you. And since I didn't enter the competition, it's my own fault you got the goodies, lol. Seriously, congratulations - what a phenomenal stash! Bet you are still drooling...

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Hi Connie, Happy Pink Saturday. What a beautiful treasure you have won. Love it! What treasures inside the box too. You made me laugh so hard at your mussings! I'm still laughing about the Harley shirt! Yep I pass by the high school everyday on the way to work and have to stop for the kids in the big fancy cars who do NOT have the right of way but pull out in front of me anyway. This ME generation is in for a big awakening one day!
    Loved your tutural on the flowers, I'm gonna give them a try. I like the card stock ones best. I've made some with tissue paper that are really pretty. Your new dress form is beautiful!
    Have a great weekend, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  11. You do have a nice win. Right up your alley. Man the car situation is something else. My grown kids still don't have cars like that. Young kids just put too much stock in that car, can't see past tomorrow. Men are the most wonderful, aggravating hunks in the world. We just have to take them like they are, or let em go, I guess.

  12. Woman..are a HOOT!!! I too am aiming High for a tree like that...we will see!

    I also dressed for *Where* I wanted to go and it worked. Miss dressing UP each day...but have no desire to go back to the 9-5 time slot!
    Are ya home yet?

  13. Congratulations on winning that adorable cake and all the extra goodies, too! Gotta love that vintage bling!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  14. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie.

    You are a lucky lady. I love all of your pretty new pink goodies.

    You made me laugh about men. And, you are so right. Their brains definitely work different than ours. I'm glad I'm a woman.

  15. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie, what a wonderful giveaway, you lucky lady! Hope you had a fantastic time with your family for Thanksgiving.

  16. Wow Connie what a great prize so very girlie! Love it and it seems to go great with your style!!

    You crack me up with all of you gentle reminders for DH:)

    Have a wonderful day!

  17. Happy Pink Saturday Connie,Your pink gifts are just beautiful!Congrats on the win.Hugs,Jen

  18. I'm always shocked at what people wear to work today.


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