Monday, June 6, 2011

Bags to Tags and Other Random Connections

I got this carry-all 'free' the other day.
Now when I say 'free',
I mean I spent over $100 at Clinique
the other day shopping.

Speaking of shopping...
this shopping bag was not free.
It cost me $5.00.
I kind of enjoy collecting bags.  

Speaking of collecting bags...
I have oodles and oodles of gift bags.
I buy them and then can't seem to use them.
It's one of my quirks.

Speaking of quirks...
I got these pretty work gloves the other day.
I haven't used them yet as I didn't want to
get them dirty digging in the garden.   

Speaking of garden...
It's so exciting having my flowers bloom.
Everything is really starting to pop
with the warmth of the sun.

Speaking of sun...
We've had two nice days in a row.
Sunshine and no wind.
It makes me very happy.

Speaking of happy...
Brian and Negerigeletschtempoit both tagged me the other day.
That makes me happy.... I think... ;)

I hope they don't mind, but I am going to combine the two of them.

So here it goes:

If you could be any historical or current character who would you be?
Mary Ellen from The Waltons.  

Name an interesting fact about yourself.
When I get really tired I go cross-eyed.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
I would buy stock in Clinique.

Which character traits annoy you?
There's so many... I don't want to put them in writing just in case that person reads my blog and thinks I am talking about them... which I totally would be.

Name one thing that you would change in yourself?
That I cry very easily.

What do you consider your biggest achievement?
Not eating the whole bag of milk chocolate chips that are in the freezer tonight.  I stopped at half the bag.

Do you think you’re hot?
Not at the moment.  The window is open and there is a cool breeze blowing in.  

Upload a picture or wallpaper you are using at the moment.
See the photo below of the tea cup and heart toast?  Yup ~ that's it!

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
Yesterday.  I eat chicken at least 4 times a week.  (Please... no hate mail from the vegans out there....!!)

The song(s) you’ve listened to most recently?
The CD of James Blunt "Some Kind of Trouble".  It's been playing in my car for over a month.  It drives Wayne crazy that I get hooked on a CD and play it forever.

What were you thinking when you were doing this?
That I've been working on this post for over an hour and it's now 9:20 pm and therefore it is waaaaaaayyyyy past my bedtime.

Do you have any nicknames?
You can call me 'Cat', you can call me 'Kate', you can call me 'Katie', you can call me 'sweetie', you can call me 'my dear', but don't call me 'Cathy'.  :)

just like I do with those 'chain e-mails'
that always get passed around,
I will be the one to break the chain
as I am not going to pass on these tags.

I know...
I'm a very very bad blogger.... ;)


kittykye said...

I love Clinique, too. All of my facial stuff is from there. I wonder how long that special is on for - I could easily spend that much money to get the bag!
I also am a bag collector (that black and pink kitty one on the right there is great!). I can't seem to get rid of any of them and they just start to collect. We're thinking about moving soon, so I may have to minimize how many I have - hopefully Doug won't notice me packing them up to take with us! ;)

S. Etole said...

Enjoyed this little visit ... and I'm a Clinique lover, too!

BeadedTail said...

I love that bag and those pink gloves! This was a fun post and as always it's so fun learning more about you. I cry very easily too especially if something involves animals. You reminded me that we have chocolate chips in the freezer too! :)

I made my first Clinque purchase last week and it came with a makeup bag full of freebies. So far I am loving everything and wondering why I didn't try it before!

Mariette said...

Dearest Catherine,

You were in the mood for this and it turned out great! Lovely post and I say AMEN to most any of your statements.

Lots of love,


It's me said...

What a lovely bring sunshine in my house today...outside ???...hmmmmm one whole week theis is a pile driver in front of our door...o week from 9 to 5.....oh i am so glad i must work love

Lesley said...

Great post, Catherine- you always have me smiling! Love your perfect gardening gloves :)
True confession: I'm a bag lady too, I have dozens!

Catherine said...

Dear Catherine,

I really enjoyed reading your post today!! I always do every time I visit you but today I couldn´t help smiling every time I read how many things we share!! I also love collecting bags, and this should be a secret because if a shop assistant hears me and offers me to buy so many things and I get a free bag...oh I can´t say no!!!!
And then there is the cross eyed thing...I do the same when I´m tired (why does it happen??)

Hope you have a wonderful, sunny week my dear friend!!!!

Anesha said...

Love the second shopping bag! Great photos of the flower and hanger. Have a lovely day. :)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

So you're a bag lady Mary Ellen?
Now I'm curious why her from the Waltons?
I'd have a hard time putting those pretty gloves in dirt too... maybe you could add them to a lovely watering can and use them for display.
Have a great day!
Susan x

Pam said...

I have an entire closet full of "free" Clinique bags.

amelia said...

I use the Clinique perfume Aromatics Elixir but I have never used cosmetics. I guess I've saved money over the years but I don't know where it is!!!
Definitely not a bag collector or a collector of anything else for that matter. What a dull life I lead...

The Monkeys said...

I love the segue post! So much fun!

Clinique is indeed amazing. Love that stuff.

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hi Catherine,love your different bags with all of sweet colors and just say that I love your post with the beautiful soft flowers too...have a lovely day today...x

Forever Foster said...

Heart shaped toast?! AWESOME!

Brian said...

Great job in answering all those questions...and I love it when someone breaks the rules, it's usually me! Oh, and I really loves bags of any kind!!!

Kea said...

I was thinking about the heart-shaped toast too. Had no idea someone actually would go to that much trouble. LOL. Of course, I'm the person who prefers to eat a bowl of cereal for supper, rather than cook. :-P

Fun post! And I never pass on the blog awards, etc., either.

Nancy said...

Bless you for breaking the chain. Although I appreciate awards and such, I never want to hurt anyone's feelings by not giving them one. Just me.

Awesome method you used to jump from one topic to the next. You are a genius! :) Great photos, btw.

Sandra said...

i will start at the bottom, i never open forwards or pass on chain mail, snail or email. i like this post and very much enjoyed your hour of work. keep it up.
lots of info here. the bags are beautiful, i have only 3 Christmas bags, i keep nothing, throw things away as they come in, not a single collecting bone in my body. if there is no use for it i don't have it. the gloves made me smile, hubby insisted i buy gloves for when i use the rake/shovel/hoe because i kept getting blisters or splinters. they are on top of the fridge right by the door and i used them once and forgot they were there, now you have reminded me. mine are not pretty like yours.

Bossy Betty said...

I just love a rule-breaker....

Love those bags too! I get into a lot of trouble at the Clinque counter....

Pamela said...

Oh i was on a blog the other day and she had a tag and my blog listed dumb me didn't even get it? No one told me this tag rule!!!

Anyways this was so funny Catherine!! You are a hoot!
Oh i want to know the annoying traits!!!

Did you cut that toast yourself?

9:30 is my bedtime but now i have to work till 11pm at my new job :(

Pamela xo

Katnip Lounge said...

I'll make sure to never call you "Late for Dinner" esp if it's choc chip cookies!

I TOTALLY understand your gift bag thing. ;-)

Linda R. said...

Well Sweetie.. I can call you sweetie! Right! I have to say your post to day gave me a Big smile.. I always love popping in and see what you have in store for us.. BTW - I am loving your photos..

Hugs, Linda

Barbara said...

I have a purse/bag fetish myself and I'm also a chain-breaker! Love those gloves and I agree, they're too pretty to get dirty.

Sylvia said...

Lovely post, Catherine !
Love your gift bags, beautiful colors, the one with the cats on it is cute !
I also have many of those :-)
The picture of the flower is gorgeous !

Tracy said...

too funny; many quirks and many similarities; can't even begin to comment becuase you already know!
I like your new gift bag though; very brilliant with the tulips :) I'm glad you have sunshine; finally...take good care 'CAT'

Ann said...

Love the way you did this post. Very clever and such pretty pictures too. You must know that after reading this you are now my hero for stopping at half a bag on the chocolate :)

Christine said...

So much to comment but I am using my sons iPad, I want that second bag, and a cookie please. Great post, and i can relate about the name thing, you can call me Bean, but don't call me Chris.
Xox Christine

koralee said...

Great post which so reminds me of the book.."If you give a mouse a cookie"

I cry very easy too....I always wanted to change that about me but I am starting to realize that is who I am is kinda nice being a softy. xoxoxo HUGS

Lin said...

Why Mary Ellen?? She's always second fiddle to John Boy.

I think being sensitive and boo-hooing is a good trait. I'm like that too. Even though I see it as a fault sometimes, I think we have big hearts. :)

Good post today!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Well said! I think I know you better already! Love your bags.

Anesha said...

Will give Skipper a kiss for you when she comes out from under the bed! Took her to the vets on Monday so now she things if I come near I am going to put her in the cat basket! Silly girl. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha :)

Jen said...

Clinique was in another lifetime for me (I'm somewhere between Avon and Walmart these days ;o) Love that tulip bag though - beautiful! I haven't seen the pink ribbon gardening gloves; I'll have to keep my eye out for them ('cause you just know I'm having a pair! *laugh*)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sweet Catherine, if only you could see how much I am smiling right now. I do it too, collection pretty (paper) bags and not using it. Well, I am using them more and more lately! You took some gorgeous pictures, as always.
Have a happy sunny funny midweek o xx o

justine said...

I love how your post links together, really great read and what an amazing bag collection you have and such great shots!

Gods Little People said...

Talking of a very very bad blogger I only today got around to the award you mentioned the other day BUT... it's only due to a very bad internet connention recently (deeply frustrating!).

I love your humour - I really do. I love your biggest achievment!! :-)

Can I pls have your address - want to send you a small something.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I love your chain of consciousness photos! You are so fun! And disciplined at stopping at half a bag. ;)

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Katy Noelle said...

Ooooooo, Cat! I didn't know that you're a Kate, Katie, Sweetie, too!=] (You're right - just don't call me "Cathy" - it's not my name!)

Yes, it's me! I've been "spring cleaning" AND gardening and more MIA than usual - phew!

Super post, Cat!=]

Love, Me

Angie, Catladyland said...

This post made me smile, laugh, and generally feel happy. I have a hard time stopping with chocolate chips too... They're small, so you can eat more, right?? ;)

sharon said...

Cute bags, I have a fetish for gift bags. My husband keeps asking me what I am going to do with them. I recycle them, give them to others...maybe... :)
Have a great day Cat.

Anya said...

Its so nice to read more about you !!
In The Netherlands is also Clinique
I know your feelings

hugssss and nose kisses from
Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<

troutbirder said...

My spouses work gloves aren't even pink and she refuses to get any of them dirty. And you NOT a bad blogger as I dont like all those brainless chain email either.

Stacey Dawn said...

hmmmmm - gonna have to go get me a free bag.... hahaha (not really).

And, I have the same problem when buying new garden gloves. I don't want to get them dirty either!

Your humor is a gift. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Love your blog. Im breaking the chain here and loved to read though all.
I love your gloves and bags and I thought I was bad. Ha.


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