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Hump Day Happy

May 27th, 2009 (04:15 am)

current mood: sleepy
currently hearing: Britney Spears--Born to Make You Happy

Those of you who've been reading here for any length of time know about the plastic lime slice coasters that Tom and I received as a wedding gift and passed back and forth with Lynne for years--then Lynne's daughter-in-law Laura got thrown into the mix. (I don't mean we passed Laura back and forth. I mean sometimes, Laura got the coasters, too.) Eventually I upped the shock value by adding such items as lime slice candles, glasses, and melon and lemon slice coasters--and it was on. Lynne and Laura have been gifting me in kind for about five years now.

Last Christmas, Lynne stunned delighted me with a set of fruit slice dishes. Actually, they were kind of cool, though I didn't want to admit it. I just don't have room for more dishes. My dilemma was solved when I realized that Marika loved the dishes. With Lynne's okay, I regifted them, taking them to Marika when Tim and I went to New Orleans.

I got the BEST thank-you card from Marika. I've included it on the upper left of the picture below. It's all lime-slicey and glittery. I love the chick on the card, and I actually plan to frame this and hang it in my office. There's a margarita recipe inside the card, and that's how I chose the name for my most recent addition to The Compound Mattel Top Models, who's pictured wearing a new dress I made just for her. She's the Summer doll with the green streaks in her hair. I'm calling her Rita for the margarita card, as well as for Rita Hayworth, who I think was one of the most gorgeous actresses to ever pass through Hollywood--and if that's not enough, Rita is a character in a Beatles song.

If you comment with a page number between 1 and 611, and another number between 1 and 25, lovely Rita will find something in this book for you to be happy about.


If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
Please include three dollars for return postage. Thank you.

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