Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Mishmash

Hey, I'm famous!  Well, famous in that I'm quoted a couple times in an article titled "Weight-Loss Advice from Diet Bloggers" for the April issue of Health magazine - fellow AIMer Cammy is also quoted, along with several other bloggers you are probably familiar with - woohoo, go us!  The magazine should be on newsstands this weekend...of course you know I'll be getting a copy for my collection!

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Speaking of famous, one of OUR OWN has her very own monthly column in Quilt Life magazine - I went to Barnes and Noble to check it out:
 I love that she has Sophie, reigning queen of dachshunds, in her picture...as it should be.

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The other day, after a long run, I was laying in bed trying to warm up.  Henry was helping:
He was laying on my side, with his paw wrapped around my arm, hugging me...and he wasn't being his usual drooly self for a change (he drools when he purrs - picture Homer Simpson talking about donuts and you've got Henry in real life).

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Remember that old Palmolive commercial, the one with Madge, and the line "You're soaking in it!" - that one?  Well, we soaked our bathroom wallpaper in a Palmolive/water solution - no joke, it's what the guys at the paint shop told us to use - and scraped every bit of it off last weekend.  It worked, and was so much cheaper than a commercial wallpaper removal product, but it still was hard labor.  However, when all was said and done, my hands were super soft, so I guess ol' Madge was right all those year ago!

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The spring weather this week prompted me to get a pedicure - I haven't had one since last October (I go into paranoid mode when it comes to having other people work on my feet before a race).  I had my standard favorite blue OPI polish all picked out and ready to go, when I saw this hot pink being used on the lady next to me, and it looked so happy and bright that I had to switch:
Nothing says springtime like a fresh pedicure...and weeds - but hey, at least they're green!

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Sit and Knit update:  I am so pleased to report that I finally, finally, finished clues 1 and 2 of the mystery knit along shawl (technically parts 1 - 4 of it) - once I got beyond the intricate lacy stuff, the rest was smooth sailing.  I pinned the shawl so you (and I, truth be told) could see how pretty it is:
 
I like it!

Good thing I got those clues finished, because we got clue #3 last night at the knitting guild meeting!

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Have a great weekend - we'll be busy painting and redecorating our master bedroom and bathroom.  Oh, and going for a nice little run...I'm thinking 4.5 miles?

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Health magazine article! The first spring manicure and open sandals is the best!

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  2. I love your mishmash! Congrats on the article too - you ARE famous!

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  3. Congrats again on the article. They picked some smart people to feature :D

    I love Henry! I want to see more of Henry - drool and all :D

    And you are doing home improvement and did not tell me?????

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    1. I swear, we were just going to paint and it somehow snowballed...

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  4. Thanks for the Palmolive tip. I've got painted-over kitchen wallpaper to remove and so far, the fabric softener/water combo isn't working well.

    Have a great weekend, Shelley!

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  5. I'll be keeping my eye out for the new Health Magazine this weekend. If anyone would have some decent advice about losing and maintaining, it's you. And I'm finding it a bit annoying that your knitting prowess has far surpassed mine now! Another way you're motivating me. Have a great w/e!

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  6. You are too funny! I was wondering why you said you took a picture with your phone! And if you can believe it, I did not notice until you mentioned it. They cut out Monk and Bess and left Sophie!! (they used the whole picture on 'the contributor's page,' but it was really small.)

    I read the online article and it had some really good tips. And I said the same thing--"I know her!!" I'll be looking for the paper magazine. So I can take a picture of it ;)

    Henry is so pretty. I love black and white cats.

    I love your pedicure and I LOVE the hot pink polish!

    And, your shawl is gorgeous. Pinning it up is a good idea. Otherwise, its way too long to wait for the reward of seeing how pretty it is. Good luck with clue #3.

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  7. congrats on your fame Shelley!
    I'm so jealous of the flip flops...I'm still wearing winter boots boo :-(
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. I do love how this post is just random thoughts! :D And that a little run of ONLY 4.5 miles - go Shelley!

    I've been banned from painting at my house. I tried to paint Hannah's room 12 years ago, and um, let's just say we had to hire a professional to finish the job! :D

    Happy Friday!

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  9. I need to get on my painting projects too. I have about 1/3 of the house to finish! Yikes!

    White vinegar (1c) in a bucket of hot water also works great on old wallpaper.

    Happy weekend indeed!

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  10. Woo hoo! Congrats on being famous.

    Now I feel like I need to get some polish on...

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  11. I am planning to get a pedi this week :)

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  12. Woo Hoo!!!!! Congrats on the Health mag quotes!!! Henry is too cute!!!! Did Paco take the photo? HA!

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  13. Does this mean I have a celebrity friend? Cool!

    That knitting pattern looks difficult, well done on it Shelley.

    Have a great run tomorrow.

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  14. Congrats on the magazine shout-out! It is well earned.

    Pretty pedicure -- mine is way overdue too.

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  15. I love your blog and all the interesting stuff that goes on in your life. I couldn't help but notice on the pedi photo the flip flops you have on. Are they Orthaheels? My all time favorite brand for flops and shoes alike!! I seriously own about six pair! They are the only shoes that keep my planter fasciitis (probably spelled wrong) at bay. Just wondering.

    Thanks for your great insight on life with a touch of humor added in.
    Terri

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    1. They are Orthaheels! I bought them a while back when my heel and arch started bothering me, and I ended up living in them all summer, fall and most of winter. Think it's time to get another color, at least - these are still doing great.

      Thank YOU for such a sweet comment! :)

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