I received a sweet tote in the mail this week from Marlene, after I donated to a worthy cause. Marlene is the daughter of an extremely gifted artist/seamstress who she calls “The Hand with the Golden Touch” and I think Marlene has inherited much of this talent! I am loving this fabric! So I thought I’d do a mosaic of my new tote to show you.
Thanks, Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay ~ Marlene!
In other news, kudos and extra points to Donalyn, Deb, Becky Up the Hill, Staci, Laura~Peach, and Marlene for knowing it was black locust wood on those fence rails. You are all very good students. Marlene went the extra mile by adding to what we’d already learned.
And thanks to all for your wonderful comments on my beautiful dog, George. George even inspired Shellmo to rent the movie “Babe” last weekend just so she could watch the border collies. I love that movie.
Ok, tell me if anything like this has ever happened to you. Today, I went for my regular 8-week checkup at my favorite salon. I’ve mentioned before how much I love this place and how wonderful my stylist is. It’s in a rather swanky town that’s about a half hour drive from my home. I got there early and had a half hour to kill, so I went to Talbot’s to see what was on sale and ended up buying a top and a pair of slacks. When the salesperson rang me up, she told me that unfortunately, the slacks weren’t on sale and that was fine with me. They fit and I was happy with them. She wanted to know if I wanted to join a frequent shopper thing and I told her I’m only in the area every two months or so because I go to the salon nearby. We said our goodbyes and I thought that was that.
Later on, as I was sitting in the color chair perusing a magazine and sipping a chardonnay, one of the salon employees enters and asks if there is a “Kate” here. When I raised my hand, she hands me a phone, telling me it’s Talbot’s and they need to speak with me. This is odd, I think. Did I leave my credit card there?
The Talbot’s salesperson was calling to tell me that the slacks I purchased actually WERE on sale and could I stop back so they could credit my card?
I was shocked. I mean, who does that? But you know what? I’d shop there again just because they’re honest. It made me glad to know this.
Well, we’re watching the Singing Survivor Show and all sorts of crazy things are happening. Is that Cyndi Lauper? Golly day, she is just so fun.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS ~ I never say golly day. Ever. But one of our teacher’s at school says it all the time and it cracks me the hell up. Her name is Christine. Golly day, girl!