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Friday, April 01, 2005

Peeking Through The Clouds . . . 

Mother Nature is trying especially hard to give us a nice start to the weekend . . . the sun is trying to peek through the clouds but, . . . I'm afraid it is a losing battle.     The National Weather Forecast for the next ten days for our area shows predictions ranging from partly cloudy/light rain, to mostly cloudy, to high winds and thunderstorms through next Sunday (April 10th), with temperatures ranging as high as 73 degrees and as low as 36 degrees (F) during that same time frame.     I guess the old adage is right -- "April Showers Bring May Flowers" -- I only wish Mother Nature would space out the rain just a little bit.

Yesterday, even though it was dreary and overcast, still had some bright spots along the way . . .

I received a military-censored, fifteen-minute-maximum-allowed telephone call from Iraq as my wake-up call yesterday morning (there's eight hours difference in the time), accompanied with the news that I had six photos awaiting me in e-mail also.     Fifteen minutes passes very quickly when you know someone is standing by with a stop-watch, ready to cut you off when your fifteen minutes are up.     I guess Andy Warhol was right . . .

Since I spent Tuesday on the boat, and Wednesday in the convertible -- even though I was slathered with 45 sunscreen -- I still have a bit of a hint of color to my skin now.     So, to everyone's surprise, including my own, I decided to forego my "trademark" red nails for a bright, bubblegum pink . . . and, I do mean PINK!     Fingers and toes are now all girly-girl pink and innocent.     My s.o. asked what had happened, since he said I must have been replaced by a pod person.

This assumption was solidified when he saw the new purse and wallet that I bought.     When I stopped into the boutique to check on my "Marilyn Monroe" replacement purse, I was told that all of the management that generally took care of ordering, re-ordering, returns, etc., had been out of town and my purse had not even been shipped back for exchange yet.     I was originally told it would only take a week (meaning it should have been back last week) but, in actuality, it worked out quite well because I bought a different purse instead (of course, more expensive!), plus I bought a coordinating wallet to go with it too.     The purse is in the old 50's-style "change-purse clatch" top, fanning out on the sides and bottom. It has a dark pink snakeskin strap and bottom, with a bit of snakeskin piping, and the bag itself is heavy canvas with different sized stripes (ranging from very wide to very-very narrow) in shades of pink, green, yellow and blue on a creamy-white background.     The wallet is the same colors, but in a madris-plaid design.     I feel so 50's Chic!

I have end-of-the-month work to do for the business . . . but, I just can't seem to get motivated to do it.     I'm sitting downstairs, working on my laptop, and Mother Nature is trying her best to entice me outside with flickers of sunshine mixed in with the clouds.     I probably have time to get a few of the antique plants from Kathy's in the ground before the rains start up again.     And, paperwork is just such a b-o-r-e . . . plus, I need to write a press release and I'm just not feeling that creative today.

Oooooooooooh, the sun is now streaming through the windows . . . I really must go out and play . . .

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