So today I had a wild hair. (Tinted slightly green mind you, this growing out the gray and trying to get a shampoo that takes the yellow out? NOT FUN!! Anyone have any shampoo that they use that works with white hair?? ) See?? I swear I can’t just follow a single thought without shouting SQUIRREL! BTW, if you haven’t seen UP then this isn’t as funny as it really is!
Back to my post.
I would like for my little Peanuts to get to know my BFF. I mean, hello, I tell her about all of you guys. Occasionally I tell you about Marilee.
Almost 2 years ago I saw a post that Marilee put on her Instagram page. She had knitted this AMAZING sweater! HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN!! A sweater!! A sweater that I swear could have been sold in a fancy smancy boutique. I sent love for the sweater along with a comment that I wished I knew how to knit. She offered to teach me AND HELLO! I called her out on the offer. The next week I showed up on her doorstep (shhhhshhh YES, I WAS invited. Hello! I’m insane but not that insane) I showed up with knitting needs and cheap yarn. I left hours later hating to purl but knitting all the same. After that meeting Marilee was like finding my twin from different parents. Sooooooooo…….
It’s time for a written podcast. (Man I do crack myself UP!) FINE IT’S a BLOG POST.
Me: Marilee actually, we COULD do a podcast!! Marilee, you know howda do that? Start a podcast??
Me: Whaddaya mean no? But you’re like wicked smart. Maybe you DO KNOW but don’t KNOW YOU KNOW!!
Marilee: Why thank you ma’am. I don’t know how to start a podcast but I do know how to Google and I’m sure Google knows how to start a podcast. Could be fun. Should we do it? I think we should do it!
Me: So, I spent the afternoon knitting and gabbing with you….you arrived early and, as is my way now, I was 30 minutes late.
Marilee: Yeah, you are working on “Connie” (PB & Whine time?) time since you are a retired lady of leisure. I may be a little (ok, a lot) envious.
Me: You work three jobs, go to the gym, you volunteer at church. You cook, you clean and I’m certain you rescue orphaned puppies from burning buildings.
Marilee: All true, except there are never any burning buildings. I don’t do burning buildings. I’m sorry, I love you but not even for you would I run into a burning building.
YES!! I am THAT friend that makes Marilee shake her head and say and extra prayer for.
Me: My super power is sleep. I am exhausted ALL OF THE TIME. I barely get off the mountain! (okay, technically a lot of the reason is that the road is a mud pit.) You’re like Wonder Woman meets Bat Girl. I say Bat GIRL because your SKIN!?!? It’s like a girl!! How does a 63-year-old woman have that young of skin!?!?! What? What magic is in your bathroom cabinets? Don’t make me go snoop. I mean I will… but (here comes the whine….don’t make me!!)
Marilee: Well now that it’s out there I guess it’s fine that you told them my age. ? And I’m blushing – the compliments – I do have great skin don’t I? I have to give props to genetics for it because when I was younger I didn’t take care of it – baked in the sun (iodine & baby oil anyone?), left make-up on overnight, never used moisturizer. So yeah, good genes. But now that I’m getting older – not old mind you, just older – I decided that if I wanted to keep it looking great I better be more mindful. So I went on the search for good skin care. Should you snoop – and I know you will – you’ll find my cabinets full of Sei Bella. I can’t say enough good things about the Sei Bella brand of skin care and make-up. And the make-up remover? Oh my heavens, it’s the best I’ve ever found.