Friday, January 20, 2012

Thrilled - Proud and smelly?

It's out- Old Grey Mare is in it. I'm thrilled.
It was great to work with April, Sunday and Mark.
Thank you.

Thank you for all the emails and comments and calls
of get well wishes to me over the past few days.
I know I will mend that much faster because of it.
I am cRaZy for all of you my dear friends.
You are the best.
Non bloggers do not know what they are missing.
but we do... <3
we give and receive love
with no agenda
no judgements
no limits
oh, sometimes we falter with a few nasty folks
but we always rise above it.
I am proud, yes PROUD,
to be part of this community.
I am blessed beyond measure 
because of it.

Much love,

for those of you stopping by for the first time,
you may want to scroll back a few posts to
 get past the cough-cough-cough stuff of me being sick.
I'll return to my feisty, irreverent self soon enough..
hopefully wearing something besides mismatched pj's with a hole in the crotch, and a bra to hoist the girls back into place, some makeup, and a hairdo that does not 
resemble Alfafa's or the hunchback of ND.
Oh Lord, I look bad...
( and I may smell like day old Vicks)
If there was a way someone could 
sneak in and photograph me I would 
be plastered in one of those "seen at Walmart" emails or 
at the very least a huge Glamour Don't.
So look at the pretty houses and pretend 
I belong there OK?


fleurcottage said...


from me to thee......... said...

I have not received my issue of CS yet, ugh!!!!!!! But, I flipped through an issue from my friend....and I saw "the" house and I thought it was you, LOVE IT !!!! I love the touches of color, just right! Can't wait until I get my issue so I can spend and evening pouring over the photo's.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

The description of you sick is me on a daily basis,lol. Good thing I do work part-time and have to look decent or who knows what I would look like. :-) Congrats on the magazine feature. That's awesome!

Terra said...

Oh you are too cute, describing how you look today. I am sure you will be back to a more glamorous self soon. Congrats on being in the magazine.

Alabama Amy said...

Congratulations. I'll have to find the magazine. Feel better soon.

Cozy Little House said...

You haven't, apparently, seen me yet sitting here in my pj's and house shoes. No makeup. I never really wear any. And nothin' at all to hold the girls up!

Low Tide High Style said...

Yay, I can't wait to pick up a copy!

Kat :)

Pattie said...

Glad you are feeling better,And a BIG CONGRATS!!!! Have a lovely weekend


Blondie's Journal said...

A BIG BIG congratulations! If we weren't in the middle of a blizzard, I'd be out getting this issue! But I will, don't worry!!



Kathy said...

Congratulations!! I will be looking for it to hit the stores. Keep taking care and feel better soon.

Bead and Needle said...

Should I bring my camera???? Z, you're supposed to be laying low and not blogging, silly goose - though I know how excited you must be about Country Sampler, and rightly SO! Kudos, kiddo...I tried to pick up a copy at B&N today, but they are still displaying last month's...will be patient! XOXO

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

Hey Z, I can't get the magazine, could you post some of the pics??? please!!! You sound/look better even though I can't see or hear you...LOL!!!

Gayle said...

I was so tickled to see your home featured again - congrats!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would love to get this magazine...I will put it on my list! Congrats, you so deserve this! Hoping your better soon.
hugs, Linda

June said...

I CAN'T wait. Now I have to make a sixty mile drive to the bookstore :-)
So worth the trip!
get better sweet.
love ya...

Robin Larkspur said...

I can not wait to get this magazine; I am so excited for you!!!

Jillayne said...

Congratulations! Your hard work is starting to pay off a bit, but apparently at a cost - I do hope you get well soon! At least you know all the tiredness and fogginess was there for a reason - if that's any consolation at all....
Rest easy Z.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Congrats on being publiced - that´s so great and so well deserved. Need to get hold of a copy.
Hope you´re feeling better Z.
Have a lovely weekend

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

hope you're feeling a bit better...make sure you are fully recuperated before you venture back dont want a relapse!! should do a post about what it's like to be in a you got how do you deal with people in your do you get paid??? what is the benefit///to...would you do it again.....

so very interested.

be well

Kit said...

Ooooo, I am going to go and look for it today! You would look good no matter the problem. You smell like Vicks and I smell like Ben Gay lately. LOL Kit

cynthia lee designs said...

I got my magazine yesterday and when looking through it, I saw your home and I was thinking...hmmm this home looks familiar. I've seen this home before and then I got excited because I realized it was yours.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

hehe that would be a funny pic :)
sorry but your description is hilarious
~laura xx be well

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Z,

My local Barnes and Noble didn't have the new issue of C.S. Can't wait to track one down and see your wonderful home.
I hope you are feeling better...and when you do feel better...give it another day or two before you start doing much. It's a sneaky bug.
If you don't have tissues stuck in your sleeve cuffs your look is not complete....
Be well,

Lana said...

Oh Z, I'm headed to the store tomorrow! CONGRATULATIONS!! Can't wait to see your pics. Too darn cold to get out tonight. :) Loved your description of self and the Vicks! I can so relate!:) Just wished I lived next door...would bake you some bread, bring my tea bags, and sit for awhile! You are so, so right about the blog thing. Glad I discovered your place. (recoup girly, girl)

Jane said...

Hi Z,
Congratulations!! I now of course need to go out and buy the magazine!
Sorry you were not feeling well. Hope things are better now.
We are taking things day by day here. Alex didn't go back to school and my stepson and his wife drove here from GA. The time is getting close.

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy for you Z ~ congrats!!
Now get back to bed!

Deb said...

Congratulations! I'm going out tomorrow to pick up a copy. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Theresa said...

Even sick, you are hilarious! the description of yourself makes me proud to be your friend! I am not even sick and I am staying in sweats all day, so that being said, I guess I'm ready to go shopping @ Wamart!

Congratulations, I will be looking for the best issue of Country Sampler ever!
Keep getting better!

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Hello "Z" Congrats on your great spread in CS. Love your house. If I could start all over I'd do your style. I am also a redesigner/stager/organizer and love to "tweak" and edit. Love your burlap swags; may steal that idea, OK? Going over to be a follower; please visit me: but not with Internet Explorer...Blogger is not letting me get comments that way!!! Working on it! {{HUGS}} Joy

Vicki said...

Congrats!!! I haven't seen it yet but can't wait. Hope you are feeling better.

Evi said...

Congratulations. I will be buying the issue.
I am glad to see that you have not lost your sense of humor with all that you have been through. That is one of the reasons I enjoy our blog-friendship so much. You got SPUNK girl!
I hope you are getting ALL better soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of love, Evi

A Quilter Awakens said...

Oh boy! I gotta get me a copy of that magazine. I am so happy you are feeling better. Every sad post you made had my bottom lip hanging lower and my brow furrow getting deeper. I think I got a bad haircut this time out of empathy. Seriously, my hair looks "Beber-ish" and the color is off. Can you claim disability for age related adjustment disorder?
Love you,

Romeo said...

Aw Z :( Still not well? Well hopefully, you will be back in full form again soon. Although it sounds like you are already trying....minus the hole in your jammies......

Congrats on the article!! I must get to the bookstore and get me some Z house love :)

Hugs and purrs,

"Her" and Romeo

Anonymous said...

Congrats, z! And feel better soon, K?
I had to scroll down to see what you've been up to... busy bee for sure.
the other Z

Nella said...

Hi Z ,Me again. I just saw the wonderful news! I will be looking for the issue! Also coming by for my dose of laughter on a regular basis! N.xo

Nella said...

Hi Z ,Me again. I just saw the wonderful news! I will be looking for the issue! Also coming by for my dose of laughter on a regular basis! N.xo

time worn interiors said...

What in the world is going on with us? I'm feeling better today, hope you are better!

Penny emailed me tonight!

Can't wait to see the magazine!


time worn interiors said...

Silly me! I forgot to say congratulations on the article!


Cindy said...

whoo hoo!!! I am going to run out and get the magazine!! Congrats!

gail said...

Hi are you feeling? you can certainly jump right in that bed if you want.
I'm so excited for you for the magazine. I just got my copy and love it. Your home looks so cozy and inviting, and the spread in the magazine is beautiful!!!