Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hurry Hurry Hurry

for one day only Hearst Magazines (or whatever the official company name is) is having a great sale...there are lots of subscriptions for $6.99...I already subscribe to House Beautiful (my favourite magazine...great decorating and Ina...just perfect) and Country Living or else I'd be allllll about giftin' myself with a, er, gift subscription...

here's the link: https://subscribe.hearstmags.com/multititle/housebeautiful/IXXEM0038/IXXE60038?src=de

Tybee Update: we had a great time...but I'm so out of Marathon Shopping and Eating Shape that by the second night I had to be medicated and coddled a bit... by Tuesday a.m. I was bright-eyed and bushy-haired again (I didn't even consider draggin' hair products and appliances to the beach...why bother? ) annnnndddddd we did some more shoppin'....*

I thought I'd be ultra-hip about the group (well, 3 is a group, right?) photo snapping and take one of those long-armed photos you see all the Young People takin' and they look like they just stepped off the pages of a fashion rag...well, I got a some very strange photographs...

okay...a better word would be frightening...so I'm not sharing them at all...

actually, I could've sworn my digital camera had a self-timer so I thought the group photo thing would be easy enough...good thing I don't get paid for thinking...of course, since I hate with a capital H A T E havin' my photo taken anyway, there may have been some subconscious undermining going on...not swearin' to it or anything, I'm just sayin'...

but that's all right...good memories last a long time too...

our rental cottage has a name: Sunburst Cottage...

very darlin' and very very small...

http://www.renttybee.com/properties/2nd%20Avenue/02AVE-1514-Info.htm

and ya'll know, give some women a little bit of time to start dreaming...we had that little cottage all mentally dolled up and expanded...we added a screened front porch that went from corner-to-corner, opened up the ceilings in the front, enclosed the back deck (all you see if the back of the house behind the cottage) for an additional bedroom and did a jack-and-jill bathroom...and there was loose talk about bumping out the kitchen side, I believe...we added built-ins in the living room, replaced the front windows with single 15-pane doors and did a lot of built-ins for books & sech....

oh...and I got to watch several Not Edited for TV episodes of Sex in the City's first season...my jaw dropped a few times but I made an effort to not gasp...a lot...there were a few raw parts but it wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be...but I've been informed it gets, um, more, um, well, Vivid...yes, we'll use the word Vivid...

now I can cuss up a storm when I get upset...it is a bad bad habit I should work harder to remove...but, believe it or not, I'm a Prude when it comes to matters of the flesh...I am, I can't help it, I just am...

and all my friends know it...good Lord, I just had a visual flash-something of some bit of information about one friend's intimate dealings that I wish I never had heard...see? that is what happens...

I hear something I don't want to know in the first place and then I just get these flashes...blech...

so, actually watching SITC at all was a massive undertaking for me...just call me Prudence...



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*I've got to take a photo of the glasses and dishes I bought...I love them so much that I wish Thanksgiving was next week...well, actually I wish November was next week so we could just skip the rest of stinkin' August and almost-as-hot stinkin' September...

5 comments:

Deb said...

Hi Shelia, sounds like you had a fun trip. I'm disappointed that you wont be sharing pictures but I'll settle for lovely dishes. Anyway way I'm glad you had a fun and safe trip and I'm looking forward to your next post. Deb

Timi said...

Aside from all the bad habits (I see nothing wrong with any of them)you came home with it sounds like you had a great time! What fabulousness did you buy on your trip?
It sounds like fun and makes me want to start training for a big shopping trip with some friends!
Timi

thepleasuresofhomemaking said...

Hi Sheila, glad you had a fun time. Do they allow dogs at the cottages? Maxie hates being in a kennel so we've taken to traveling with him.

Manuela

Belle-ah said...

Glad to see you posting...I was afraid the other Belles had offed ya while down there since you have been so quiet!

southerninspiration said...

Okay bring on the pics of the dishes......glad to see you back to postin'.

it's all about the journey...