Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love color! It makes me happy


I have so many perfume reviews to do - especially my win from Elena of the amazing sample box of Puredistance I, M and Antonia!!!  Thank you E!!

Plus Olenska sent me a surprise package of samples - SQUEEEE!

But work keeps me on my toes - I have a lot of stuff going on.  So it will be a while before a decent perfume post happens. Plus we had to put down my favorite cat on Monday.  My sweetest scaredy cat Oscar.  I'm quite heartbroken.



So to lighten my heart, I look for cheap colorful nail polish, and am totally enamored with Novella's blog and her book "Farm City".


24 comments:

  1. Frida, I'm so sorry to hear about Oscar. Of course you are heartbroken. Maybe he can hang out with Leo, our beautiful and funny cat we had to put down last summer. Because we know there is a Kitty Heaven, don't we?

    Glad that color is lifting your spirits.

    Hugs to you.

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  2. Oh Josephine, thank you so much - I am so glad that you understand. There is a Kitty Heaven - there better be, or I'm gonna punch someone out! ;)

    I needed the hugs - so appreciated, my friend

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Oscar. What a handsome boy.

    Can my little Banana hang with Oscar and Leo? She's a bit of a crank, but maybe she's softened up a little since entering kitty heaven!

    Warm hugs,
    JE

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  4. Frida, I'm terribly sorry to hear about Oscar... I had to put down my soul mate, my cat Maggie last August, she had cancer. I'm nowhere near getting over the loss, but my new cat Troutie is a real blessing and is helping me to heal. I hope that you have lots of people and/or other pets around you to support you and cheer you up. And I'm with you on the quick fix of nail polish- now that CVS carries Essie, I've just got to walk down the street to pop in and grab a couple of new shades. It DOES help, having pretty colors to gaze on the ends of your fingertips. *big hugs*

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  5. I'm so sorry about your cat.

    And I'm glad to see life is offering you some joys at the same time.

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  6. It's a wonderful photo of Oscar you've posted - what a sweet furry friend! I have no pets myself but I can imagine the sense of loss.

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  7. JE, thank you - and of course your Banana can join the gang! I'm picturing them all playing together!

    Carrie, I'm so sorry about your loss last year *hugs* - it does take time, doesn't it? I keep thinking I see him out of the corner of my eye. I'm into Sinful Colors polishes these days - they're only $1.99...haven't tried an Essie yet...hmmm maybe today!

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  8. Thank you Ines, and yes, a pop of colorful nails does seem to help!

    Marie, although we have three other cats, a dog, four hens, two parakeets, two ducklings and five baby chicks, losing Oscar was tough on me. He was such a sweet heart. Thanks so much for your post!

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  9. Frida, somehow I managed to miss this one, and I'm so, so sorry for not responding before and second, that Oscar is no more. There's always one soulmate kitty that steals your heart away when you're not looking. But I'll bet you Oscar is having a blast in kitty heaven (and I know there IS one), with all the fabulous, furry felines we've loved throughout the years. He was a beautiful cat! My heart goes out to you...and so do these...

    *hugs!*

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  10. There is definite a heaven for cats, and my poor old girls, sisters Thelma and Louise, are there too, probably eyeing up your handsome Oscar right now. All the Heavenly Cats are contentedly basking in the sunshine, purring.

    Take care of yourself,

    best wishes, Anna in Edinburgh

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  11. Tarl, you are so right that there's one that steals your heart - I have had MANY cats in my life, esp since I worked with a spay-neuter group - I would hand-feed kitties that had no moms. Thanks for the hugs!!

    Anna, hello!!! I'm sure that Thelma and Louise are eyeing Oscar too, but he's so shy he probably found somewhere to hide, but is smiling to himself re: his new pals. Thanks so much for posting!

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  12. Sorry to hear about your cat. It's never easy when that has to happen to a pet.

    Also understand how you feel about work and time. I'm going through a similar phase and struggling to find time to blog or do much else. Grrr!

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  13. Thanks Michael - I have his collar on my purse. When I was younger, my dog passed away and I put her collar on my ankle, but I got busted by the nuns (no jewelry allowed). Nowadays my ankle is too fat to wear the collar, so attached to my purse it is.

    I'm sorry that you're also so busy - I miss your posts and await your next one!

    How's the Wendy House?

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  14. Aww, I still have Maggie's favorite toy (a sparkly, puffy ball she used to play fetch with), I keep it in my purse. Whenever I'm stressed out, I take it out and hold it. :)

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  15. So sorry about your cat ,I know how you feel.
    Colour is my downfall and could be this very week. I am banned from buying anymore yarn and then Colinette put mill end packs on sale ...my husband said "NO" ...where's the drink ?

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  16. Oh Carrie; we're so similar in this respect! *hugs*

    Angela, thanks so much. Yes, I cannot purchase any more yarn, or nail polish or art supplies...I'll just spread them all out and find my zen place! ;)

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  17. I don't know how I missed this post. Frida, I'm sooo sorry for your loss! Take care of yourself. We'll be here when you are in the mood to write the next post - perfume- or anything-else-related.

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  18. Dear Undina - thanks so much! I truly appreciate your sweet thoughts (and hello!)

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  19. Just catching up with my blog reading and was so very sorry to hear about Oscar. The loss of a pet is a huge thing, and he looks so handsome in that photo. Two years ago this month we were in the same situation with one of our cats, and at that time a Basenotes member sent me a poem written from the perspective of a pet put to sleep by its owner, giving them permission to do so, because it is an act of kindness. It was a big comfort to me - will see if I can find it anywhere...

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  20. Here you go...

    http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/lastbatt.htm

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  21. Dear Bonks - what a wonderful poem! Thank you so much for sharing it - both the Moth and me were tearing up a bit.

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  22. I did too reading it back this time... It would be lovely to think that Oscar knew it was for the best.

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  23. Among many other defects it currently carries, my brain appears also to be a sieve. How it let this through, I do not know. I am so sorry, Miss Frida. I hope so much that your heart is healing and apologize most abjectly for the slowpokiness of my wellwishes, which (though tardy) come straight from my heart to you and yours.

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  24. My dear M - thanks so much - I appreciate you!

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