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cathy


A Beautiful Day

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

And so it was. Hey hey hey, a Beautiful Day (so say Bedouin Soundclash, which is playing on my shuffle right now). And so appropriate. Let me begin with my stop at the mailbox. No bills, no junk, but magazine subscriptions and a package from Connie. She is a gifted craftsperson and made the little pillow you see in the background of the first photo and again in the next.

She also sent me a lovely card and ladybug bookmarks (how did you know I love lady bugs?) and tiny sized Chicklets (these brought back memories :) and a book called "511 Things Only Women Understand". I love books with lists, as you might recall from my "1000 Places to See Before you Die" posts. So let's play another game. Which number would you like? I randomly chose #179: Only Women Understand... Why it's so satisfying to go on an occasional crying jag....Is it? I think I agree.

I put in a very satisfying day at work, accomplished a lot, had books come in the work mail (useful and interesting) had wonderful adult conversations and then went to the Bookstore. Ahhhhh...better than, well, let's not go there. I had a nice over-priced mocha drink from Starbucks and wandered around. A book I had ordered had come in and is going to be a really interesting read (partially for work purposes). This one is called "Bowling Alone" by Robert Putnam, but is not about bowling. I also found a cook book for baby food that I could not resist. On the way home I decided to go to the movie store and rent the first episodes of Nip/Tuck which I have heard so much about (especially from Rosie). I haven't seen any at all, so we'll see. I plan on watching them some time over the next week. And then after the drive home, the nice mail. And then this little sweetie to great me...

We played among his typical mess, which is his favourite thing to do right now; knock everything over (including himself, therefore the pillow behind him). When the other boys arrived home, we had dinner and danced to the Forever Plaid musical soundtrack. What a sight we would have been. My son's nickname is Fred because he dances like a mini Fred Astaire, as he glides along the hardwood floor. You'll be seeing him on Dancing with the Stars one day, folks.

And to top it all off, The Amazing Race starts tonight. Such joy should be spread out a little better.

Tell me, what # would you like from the 511 Things Only Women Understand?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    {Thank You}

    #1: Only women understand...The alarming difference between 120 pounds and 121 pounds.

    I agree that many/most women would agree with this one, but I personally don't. I ignore weight. I don't own a scale.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    ok...how did my reply come before your comment???

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    A beautiful day for you with some beautful thoughtful gifts from a beautiful Connie :)

    I hope tomorrow will be just as beautiful as today was.

    ok I guess I'll start with #1?

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Sounds like you had a gorgeous day. What a wonderful package you received from Connie ... she is such a beautiful person.
    I'll choose No. 272, please....
    Have a great day, take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Meow;
    #272: Only women understand...How annoying it is when men bie, sprint, or climb to the top of the hill and then stand there waiting impatiently for you as if you're holding them back. Why did they invite you to come in the first place?

    This describes my first boyfriend. If this is your experience, then you are obviously with the wrong man. The appropriate thing to do is let the woman lead, or let her beat you to the top honestly.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    What a lovely package from a lovely lady :)

    Number 30 please :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Meow;
    Sorry, the "bie" should read "bike".

    Michelle;

    #30: Only women understand...The heart-stopping thrill of a sale on cashmere sweaters.

    Nope,I don't agree with this one.

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - Man, got get me some friends that send me free stuff in the mail!!!

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    This is the third pillow I saw that she gave out. She is so generious. Wonder how I could get one??? Guess you just have to be a lucky lady.

    I'll take #38

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Neo;
    I can send you the "Soundtrack" from my blog :)

    DayByDay;
    #38: Only women understand...Why food tastes better when eaten with an actual fork, from a plate, on a table, with a place mat and napkin.

    No, no no...this is too stereotypical. Although I tell Mr.C. to please use a knife and fork all too often, unfortunately. It is one of the few things I nag him about.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    " I ignore weight. I don't own a scale."

    Good for you Cathy! I envy you...I own 2 and use it to often. :X

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    I would like number 137 please-
    and those chicklets are cute-
    and the pillow is a work of
    art - I hope Connie has a shop.
    She is beyond talented!

    There is nothing more fun than
    little chicklets!

    smiles -

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    Throw them away. Out the window; out they go.

    Madelyn;
    Yeah for little Chicklets :)
    Right up there with Pop Rocks...

    #137: Only women understand...You may have decided to give it up, but you did not LOSE your sexuality when you entered middle age.

    Not for you, Madelyn; you are not middle aged.

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    I request number 18....and number 38 is dead on, I ate my dinner tonight with my hands out of a box (but it was very good).

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Will;

    #18: Only women understand...That it's all very well to have a good husband, but if you don't have a good a)hair colorist, b)aerobics instructor, c) car mechanic, d) baby-sitter, e)all of the above...you might as well be dead.

    I totally don't agree with this one. I don't have a,b,c or d (at the moment) and I am very alive and well, thank you :)

    Now start using utensils, young man!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    what a wonderful day and you are right going to bookshops is better than.
    I like the pictures of the babe where his round head shows and he looks so occupied with his important business, the toys.
    I want number 222 please, i like twos. xxxxxx

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    The pillow is beautiful and double yeah on the chicklets!!! Could I please have #326 ? sounds like a lock combination!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    I am so glad you finally recieved your package! You are so very welcome. A lovely person person you are and it was a pleasure if I brightened up your day!!

    I have been missing a whole day of fun...I knew that book would be good.

    By the way I can't wait to see your son on "Dancing with the Stars". It is my favorite show.

    I would like lucky number 29 please.

    Hugs to you, Connie

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Chloe;
    Important business:) Yes, that is what he thinks; too bad playing with toys wasn't the extent of our importnat business.

    #222: Only women understand...How hard it is to say no to -the PTA bake sale committee, -the block association, -someone who insists on helping you when you don't want help, -a friend who's too clingy, -the telephone pollster, -your mother, -your boss.

    Oh, I so do not have a problem with this. No, no, no, no no, no.

    SkyeBlue;
    Locker Combination #326: Only women understand...Needlepoint, embroidery, crocheting, knitting.

    Gotta disagree again. I taught Mr.C. how to cross stitch when we were dating and he was really good at it and made some Christmas gifts for people. Also, my father did latch hooking and made rugs. Loads of men knit.

    Connie;
    Thank you again. Such a nice package. My son saw the Chiclets this monring and didn't know it was gum; we will share them tonight :)

    #29: Only women understand...That the cat is yours and the dog is his.

    What are the chances! You get the cats and dog one! But I don't think this one applies to you, though.

    I hope you have a great day!

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    Im a bloke so skip to the end Id like to hear #511 please

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy - Okay, I'll play: #399 please? Though I think I'm disagreeing with all of these so far. Many for the same reasons you are. Regarding #272 though...I think I've told the story of my infamous "Do I need to call 911?" mountain biking date? I was the one asking the question.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Steve;

    #511: Only women understand...How to be perfect.

    Well, what a cheeky little book, eh?

  1. Blogger Christopher said:

    Women are deadly :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie:
    #399: Only women understand...Romance novels, romance book clubs, romance cable channels.

    There are romance cable channels? No thanks.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Christopher;
    If you are to believe this book, then I absolutely agree.

    For you, #78: Only women understand...How to drive a man crazy.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I like the fact that your son is nicknamed Fred. :) Cute.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    How wonderful!
    I'd like number 11 please, if you're still up for it, it's my lucky number. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    He's cute and the name suits! :)

    Devil Mood;
    #11:Only women understand...The difference between pants, regular pants, nice pants, good pants, and dressy pants.

    Actually, I'm not sure that I know the difference. I have regular pants and good pants I guess.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Maybe we're not the kind of women to have so many categories for our pants. My most common distinction would be: comfortable and uncomfortable pants :P

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