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Monday, August 26, 2002

Lucky Day

Today, I had the best luck, shopping and in other areas of my life. I'm so glad I went ahead and put on something other than sweats and braved the mall, because I had terrific luck!

  • I needed some of Clinique's Superpowder Double Face Makeup powder (great if you have blotchy skin, like I do), and when I arrived at Marshall Field's, the telltale line indicated I had timed it just right for bonus week! Whoopee! And lucky me, the shades of the freebies are just perfect. On top of that I got a really nice lady who knew instantly which powder shade was right for me (I always just guess) and she was absolutely right.

  • Feeling lucky, I took the escalator downstairs, and sure enough there was a sale on raspberry Godiva cookies - perfect for Grandpa, a certified chocolate addict! (I will not open them, I will not open them, I will not open them...)

  • I made a quick stop at the Franklin-Covey store where I was informed that the planner refill I needed wouldn't be available for a little while, as it only comes out twice a year, unlike all the others. "But would you like us to call you when it arrives?" Why, yes, I would, you nice, helpful Franklin-Covey man! I love salespeople who go the extra mile! That will save me an unnecessary drive all the way into town to check for it. How nice!

    (Note to Kary, Tracy and Theresa: I'm getting the "Simplicity" version!)

    The generic planner I'm using now just isn't the same. You get what you pay for, I believe, and I really like the Franklin-Covey version. I may not have that much going on in my life, but I am more effective in terms of self-care and health, productivity around the house and with crafts, and in being mindful, when I have an organizer that focuses on those things. I am a strong believer in the "First Things First" Covey life management and goal-setting style... which, I believe, is why I can remain somewhat "vital" despite my limitations.

    All you friends with your own businesses - the Franklin-Covey system is the way to get things done and still keep your sanity!

    Oooo, and I see they have a free stress assessment at their site... questionnaire, anyone? I just took it and it provided some really good insight! (Good thing, as my therapist is on vacation until October!) Looks like I have some work to do... the tips should be quite helpful. A couple were: "Get massage therapy on a regular basis," (I can do that!) and "Write five things you're grateful for each day in a gratitude journal." Well, that one was easy! That quiz was another stroke of luck today!

  • Next it was off to pick up a few picnic-y things for Jeff's arrival from Toronto tomorrow. I found some beautiful English cheese with port swirled through it, and a fantastic lime, turkey and artichoke salad, plus beautiful loaf of multigrain bread. And yippee, at the sushi bar, they had made my favorite "Boston roll" - an inside-out California roll with little, orange fish eggs on the outside. Yum! Memo to self: sushi and a Starbuck's mocha do not go well together.


I thought of the neatest gift idea for a knitter today. If you get a little box of Godiva truffles, they usually give you a nice, medium-sized, gold Godiva carry bag. Then go to your favorite LYS and get a lovely skein of a kid mohair, or cashmere, or fine wool yarn... in a dark, chocolate brown color! Add some Brittany needles, toss it all in the Godiva bag with a simple scarf pattern, and what a wonderful indulgence for someone special!

The Rest Of The Evening...

Jeff will be home tomorrow (thank goodness!) so tonight I will be watching the rest of my "girlie" rental DVDs and knitting on the gray cable sweater's sleeves. I started one this morning, and it is, as my dear Kary would say, "EZ-PZ!" No cable needle required - just a couple of twisted ribs here and there (easy enough to knit into the second stitch, then the first stitch, then slip them both off.)

I was good and got a nice raw veggie salad from the deli and that will be my supper, with a ton of mineral water to compensate for that Starbuck's visit (love that FruitWater and VitaminWater! I never could drink water before this stuff, and now I drink at least 40 ounces a day and I can tell a major difference in my health.)

Well, so much for not being materialistic, right you guys? At least I didn't get more than what I needed, I got it on sale, and I got out of the house which is important for my mind and body.

Here is to a very lucky day! I hope you had some good fortune as well!

I would like to thank you for tagging me and letting me know you visit my Blog. It helps me tremendously to find the positive in my life when I know that others will be checking for it, too! I think I'm going to splurge on the upgraded Tagger so that you all can share more of your experiences with me... I love to read about what's going on in your lives! You all are so motivated and positive - I'm glad you're my friends!

And I'm sorry this entry is so long... it was another beautiful, late-summer day here in Wisconsin, and it gave me some really good energy!

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