Happy Friday Possums!
I am feeling extra happy today. For not only did I cross a bunch of finish lines, I went two whole mothertruckin’ weeks on nothing but salads and omelets and green things I don’t even want to talk about because they sound like something you have to treat with special shampoo from the pharmacist. No sugar. No carbs. No booze. Not even a cracker or a diet soda. -People who know me in real life just read that sentence and gasped. I know! Folks, we’re going deep.
And, not only is today my cheat day, today kicks off St. Patrick’s day weekend in Chicago. Not only do we go crazy, we DYE THE RIVER GREEN!
It’s a big deal around here. Weird fact about me: my grandfather was Chicago’s fireboat captain for many years and so when I was but a tiny tatertot, I actually got to ride ON THE BOAT chugging up the river tossing out the dye. For real. Want to know a secret? The dye isn’t green, it’s orange. But actually looks like radioactive neon yellow powder. Now the dyeing is done by fancy speed boats in a parade, but there was a time when it was just a bunch of kids on a tug boat, eating jellybeans and feeling cool. When I tell that to Chicago people they either don’t believe me, or they look at me like I’m Miss America and nobody bothered to tell them. I know. I’m special like that.
Speaking of special, my refrigerator is in yet another magazine!
I think this is the fourth it’s been featured in print? Fifth time? I’m telling you, this fridge is like the Naomi Campbell of appliances.
You can get the details on how I wallpapered the fridge with help from Chasing paper here, or pick up a copy of this month’s HGTV magazine. You’ll see all sorts of awesome ideas from other nifty blogging friends as well.
So that is what I will be doing this weekend; HGTV magazine, a green glitter leprechaun hat, and a six pack of Reece’s peanut butter eggs. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!