Monday, January 24, 2011

Fruit Basket - Volume One

Sorry I've been a bit lax in posting over the last week or so. While it was wonderful having my brother home for a week, I have to say it did negatively impact my blogging. He has now returned home, though, and I promise to pick my blogging back up. For those who are interested, we had a wonderful visit with Goose (although I would have liked for it to be longer). My parents have both been down since he left, but they did book a flight to go visit him in 11 weeks. This is big news since neither my Dad (who will turn 70 during the trip) nor my Mom (who is 64) have ever flown before, so this will be their first flight. It will also be only the second visit they've made to see Goose and the first to his current home. They're both excited, but a little nervous. The Hubs and I will be delivering them to and picking them up from the airport

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The Hubs and I are making our own plans for a small trip this upcoming weekend. It's that time again and we'll be heading to Atlanta to attend the "America's Got Talent" auditions. This year I'm singing "Glitter in the Air" by Pink, but I won't be posting a video of it before the auditions. Depending on how things go, I may post a clip for you sometime in February after I get my new Flip Camera. Want to hear a sample of my voice? Visit this post to hear last year's audition material.

Wish me luck!

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Have I mentioned lately that I love Goodwill? The Hubs and I went to Goodwill after work today. The Hubs got two dress shirts, two ties and a book. I got five books (got to keep up with my book challenge!). Our total spend? $21.67. You know anywhere else you could spend that little and get that much? Nope, neither do I.

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I'll make a confession here. You know how some people really love shoes or how other people collect trading cards? Well, I have a weakness like that. I'm a handbag addict. I love them! I used to be the shoe addict but, with all the problems I've had with my ankle over the last couple of years, it's difficult for me to wear a lot of different shoes. So I switched my loyalties to handbags. I don't actually buy that many of them, but about 4 or 5 times a year, I get crazy with handbag lust and have to buy a new one. The last few weeks, I've really been craving a new bag, but have just not been able to find what I wanted. Today I've been blindsighted. I've actually found two bags I really wanted and I've had to make a choice between them. The first one I've seen is really not my style at all, but I love it! It's a zebra print body with lime green bottom corners and handles and, although I would normally not even look twice at it, it has really grabbed me. The second bag I saw is more my normal style. It is just a silvery-gray bag, kind of medium-sized, with two buckled pockets on the front. Because the second bag is more my style, I went ahead and purchased it today. The problem is, I can't get the first bag out of my head!

The interesting thing about the first bag is that it is available in the gift shop at the hospital I work in. This means that I can purchase the bag and have it payroll deducted from my next two paychecks. I need some advice. Should I get the other bag as well? The Hubs told me to go ahead and get it, but I know I'll feel guilty if I do. What would you do?

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One of the things I love most about the ALI Community is how, when one of us is hurting, a huge portion of the community comes out to show support, offer words of sympathy, advice or prayers, and simply be there for the one of us who is hurting. As many of you may be aware, Wiseguy at Woman Anyone? lost her sweet baby girl, Lola, recently. Lola had been fought for, long and hard. Wiseguy is really hurting right now. Please take a moment to stop by and offer her your love and support. She really needs us right now.

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I'm off to do my homework now....I've put that off long enough. Have a lovely evening, my sweet bloggy buddies!

9 comments:

Fertility Chick said...

As a fellow handbag lover, I say get both bags! Don't feel guilty -- sometimes it's nice to just treat ourselves. And hey, if you make use of both of them, then there's nothing to feel guilty about! :)

Elaine VanDRiver said...

woohoo!! good luck at america's got talent!! rock out to some pink! i love her stuff.

and i totally hear you about the handbag addiction...you are not alone!

happy ICLW!

Kristin said...

Buy the bag, buy the bag, buy the bag!

Good luck trying out for America's Got Talent.

Stefanie said...

Good luck and Get the bag!

Kakunaa said...

So cool that you do America's Got Talent! That takes some major cojones! I couldn't do it.

As for the bags, meh, you only live once, LOL. Go for it!

Rochelle said...

Ohhh!!! I could spend hours in the gigantic goodwill they just put in here! I wish you could find deals like that every where! I share your purse addiction as well, although right now it's been trumped by scarves since it's so darn cold and I have just been using my ugly backpack to transport everything around. Hope you enjoy your family time!

Aramelle said...

Wow...auditioning for America's Got Talent sounds awesome! Good luck to you!

(Here from ICLW)

Shannon said...

Wishing you lots of luck on America's Got Talent!!! That's so exciting that you're going to audition!

And, BUY the BAG! LOL

-ICLW #42

Rochelle said...

I gave you a blog award because you rock!

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