Saturday, March 24, 2012

happy things

1. This is our yard in Provincetown, which we share with two other units and where I will be as often as possible.
2. A trim store in New York.

3, My Mother is sick with a virus that has had her in bed for a week. This afternoon I told her she looked cute anyway and she grins, "You're just saying that because someone said I look like you."

And yesterday she asked me how old she is. "96." I told her. "Gee," she said, again with a grin, "You're lucky I know who you are." (very true) ♥

4. New York City.

5. Twenty six years later, I would still choose her in a crowd.

6. And speaking of JB, she made it to Mood. Project Runway is one of our favorite TV shows and the designers are taken to Mood to buy their fabrics. JB could hardly contain herself.


7. And finally, this is old but too clever to pass up. Be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor. Watch for these consolidations:


1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R.Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2) Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.

4.) Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: Zip Audi DoDa.

5.) FedEx is expected to join its major competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6.) Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will

become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7.) Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW!


love

kj

40 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos of NY!!!!! Sweet garden spot....and I too would join JB and the excitement of all that fabric!

    Had fun smiling over the consolidations! ;-)))

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    1. Lynn, mood was astounding! I Hope you see it someday xo

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  2. PS and I do hope your mom gets well soon. She made me smile too!

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  3. silly....love your little yard. Been slaving in mine today getting rid of cobwebs and cleaning windows...next the garbage pickup and toclear the verandah. Just entered a competition to win a trip to NY and $20,000 spending money...I'll shoud JB some fabric if I win!

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    1. Hells, I will root for you to win. Imagine if you did!

      How come you are doing spring cleaning in your fall?

      Xoxo

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  4. I enjoyed the photos, KJ, especially the top two.

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  5. How come nobody's commenting on the silly witty mergers ? :-)

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  6. Not that you have to... ;-)

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  7. I love what your Momma said..."because someone said I look like you"heehee.I hope she is felling better now.
    I think I would have fainted entering Mood...all that delicious fabric..ahhh..
    I had no idea you were a fan of Project Runway..ooh me to me to..and everytime I watch it makes me want to sing "Zip Audi DoDa."
    heehee..xoxoxox

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    1. Ooooh cat! Now we know we are runway fans! You comment is adorable :-)

      And I hope you too make it to mood someday.

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  8. oh yes, funny those mergers are! people are so clever!

    hee hee, kj, does this remind you a little of sex and the city?! four beautiful women in manhattan you were. love that you all got to meet and spend such a great time together! i want to come next time too, gosh how is that bar! incredible. oh the breakfast place, it was just yesterday wasn't it, we were there. best idea in the world to take a travel box, i was the envy of the plane on the way home, their presentation was wow! so glad for you to do this. (i need to come back, i missed that mood store!)

    sending get well wishes for your mom xxx

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    1. This comment warms my heart

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  9. Sounds like you had a grand time in New York. Great!

    Sorry to hear you mom is ill. I hope she is soon over that bit of nonsense and is as feisty as every. Hey, have you tried getting her to look after Emily Rabbit? I'll bet she could do a darned good job at that. And Emily wouldn't be able to get around her!

    And if you get the Poly Warner Cracker deal you can say, "Knot NOW." Of course, the appropriate response to that would be, "Why Knot NOW?"

    That's enough from me. Farewell, honeychild.

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    1. Thank you rob bear, for your well wishes and for the smile

      :-)

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  10. I love your 26 years comment.

    These merger funnies are hysterical!

    And I love your dear Mom,,,,she is so funny,,,,and so sweet!

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  11. hilarious merger names - fed up and knott now are my two faves. ;-)
    healing wishes to your mom♡

    xo

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    1. Amanda, I want to say thank you but knott now

      Hee hee
      Xo

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  12. Kj,
    Three fun posts in a row...you have had a good week!
    I thought your mergers were fun, and very creative;-)

    Wander


    "Insanity is never a fun place to visit, you just can never quite remember it afterwards...so you assume you had a good time" Chris McQueeney 2012

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    1. Yes, a good week, wander, I'm glad for you too

      xoxo

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  13. Thank you for the smile this morning:)

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  14. Oh dear, now every time I hear someone say "Not now", it will make me want some strawberry preserves, and I will wonder why!
    I had heard of some of those before, but not all of them.

    Your photos are good of NYC and the nice back garden. And your mother sounds wonderful and witty.

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  15. sending prayers for your mom. hope she gets well soon.

    all that thread!

    26 years. wow.

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    1. And an equal amount of ribbons and trim, suki!

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  16. Holy cow.....you ought to be glad E.R. was not in that trim store~~can you just SEE the ribbons flying left and right??? Love all the photos, but the fabric store makes me want to dive into the computer. I'm afraid they would have had to kick me out at closing....what a DREAM!!!
    An all around lovely trip, and prayers to your mother (with wonderful wit I might add) that she'll shake the bug and be back on her feet soon.
    Good talking with you!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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    1. Hello my dear friend, actually, imagine meeting up at mood's?! What a thoroughly fun thought

      Everytime I see a comment from you I do a little jitterbug :-)

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  17. Love your photo of JB and the accompanying words.... wonderful photos....it's no surprise JB loves *Mood*. It was good she had the time to luxuriate amid all those fabrics and not have to tear through the aisles like the *PR* contastants do! I was a huge *PR* fan for the first 4 years...not so much anymore...

    I am, though, still a huge fan of YOUR MUM! She is wonderful! Sending prayers for a speedy recovery....please give her a kiss from me when you visit.

    Love to you and JB,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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    1. Robin, jb and I only started watching runway a couple of years ago. I just love the challenges, and I can't wait to see the designers hustling at mood

      Worries about my Mom: she is very weak. Thank you always for your caring thoughts and yes I will kiss her for you xoxo

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  18. I loved Project Runway back when I had a TV :) There was that cute dog at Mood. What was his name...Trim, or ZipZag, or Swatch...or something cute like that. Anyway....great photos! So colorful!

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    1. I saw that dog! On the second floor :-)

      Oh your poetry, Annie xoxo

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  19. The wall of thread spools would make a great poster.

    And I love #5. ♥

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    1. Cs, I went back to see what # 5 was and aww, so sweet . Thanks. How cool that you know three of the four of these new York girls ? I'm glad!!!

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  20. Love your mom stories. Love the JB photo (and comments). Love the witty bits. Love the fabric store. Am still feeling sorry for myself that I couldn't make it and did a big BOOHOO (just like you know who) on Mariannes blog.
    ah well....

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    1. Don't worry, Mim. There is new York and sunflowers and lobster rolls and Lori in our futures :-)

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  21. Kj, Wonderful post. I hope your mom is okay.
    Love the NY photos below!
    xoxo

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  22. Oooh, those ribbons and that wall!!! JB looking great there!

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