Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Friday, September 22, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 9.22.15











   


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Friday, September 15, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 9.15.17










Hello, and welcome to Best of the Weekend!

It's been three weeks since Junior Goo Shoes left for college.
Can I tell you it feels like it's been forever?
One thing I've really missed is talking to him everyday.
I've got hundreds of questions I'd like to ask him,
but I've been trying to keep my cellular distance.
So, when my phone rang the other day,
and it was JGS face-timing us, I was ecstatic!
True, he called to ask a question about doing laundry, 
but he ended up talking to us for about 30 minutes!
He is so happy, which makes us super happy!
Needless to say, it was the highlight of my week.

What was the best part of your week?
   


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All of our features are pinned to our Best of the Weekend board! 






Last week's most clicked:

Over 100 Things To Purge From Your House Right Now | Lamberts Lately



 A few of my favorites from last week:



 Cinnamon Spritz Owl Cookies | The Monday Box



 S'more Ice Cream Cone Cupcake | A Sprinkle of Joy


  Easy DIY Felt Pumpkins | My Husband Has Too Many 
 Hobbies



A Neutral Fall Tablescape | My Kentucky Living



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MAY I HAVE TWO MINUTES OF YOUR TIME?




Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



May I have two minutes of your time?

Seriously, just two minutes.......
I promise that's all it will take to read this blog post.  
Really, really!

Depending on what you've got going on right now, 
that's either a big ask or no big deal. 

It's funny, isn't it, how sometimes, two minutes seems like two hours,
and other times it feels like two seconds.

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


In fact, it seems to me, it's not all that often 
that two minutes actually feels like two minutes.

 

When two minutes seems like an eternity.......

There's a line for the bathroom, and you've really got to go.

The teacher says your oral presentation has be be at least two minutes.   

It's freezing outside, and you're waiting for the bus. 

Huffing and puffing through those last couple of minutes on the treadmill.

Texting your teen, and waiting for their answer.

Brushing your teeth according to label instructions for a full two minutes. 

Waiting for the elevator when you're late for an appointment.

Talking to someone you don't like, at a party. 

Waiting for your doctor to give her diagnosis.

Holding your breath under water, if you had to.

Sitting through commercials during your favorite show.  
 

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



When two minutes doesn't really mean two minutes........

"I'll be ready in two minutes." 

The two-minute warning in a football game.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, this train is being held in the station for just a couple of minutes. We'll be moving shortly."

"Your call will be answered in approximately two minutes."

"We'll have a table for you in just a couple of minutes." 

I'll just read for two more minutes and then turn out the light.

"It's only a two-minute walk."

"The doctor is running a couple of minutes behind."

"Fill out this survey - it will only take two minutes."
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When two minutes is a bummer........

The boss says, "Can I see you for two minutes?"  

The DVR cuts off two minutes before the end of a show.

You set the timer on the oven for two minutes, walk out of the room, and come back five minutes later to burnt cookies. 

You're just two minutes late to the parking meter, and there's a ticket on the windshield.

You run inside for two minutes thinking you don't need an umbrella, and it's pouring when you come out.

The bus comes two minutes early, and you're still parking your car.

It's 12:02 a.m. and your name is Cinderella.


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When two minutes really matters.......

Timing soft-boiled eggs.

When two minutes are really awkward.......

The realization that it's Moonlight that won Best Picture, not La La Land.


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When two minutes pay benefits....

Finding time during the day for a brief meditation.

Resting your tired dogs for even a couple of minutes.


When two minutes are super-productive...  

Setting the timer, and speed-cleaning the kitchen.


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


When two minutes are really scary........

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moves the Doomsday clock two minutes closer to disaster.


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When two minutes is way too short....... 

At the airport, saying goodbye to someone you love.

Your contractions are two minutes apart, and you're stuck in traffic.

You give yourself two more minutes at the pool before going back to the hotel room to get ready to catch your flight. 

You've got two minutes to run to the ladies room before the movie starts.

Hitting the snooze-button for two just more minutes ⏰......  

You give yourself two minutes to sit down and do nothing. 


AND.......

In two minutes, you'll be saying goodbye to your child on college move-in day (Sob!!). 


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


I hope you found that reading this blog post was two minutes well-spent. 






Friday, September 8, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 9.8.17











  Hi, everyone!
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!

It's been a busy, and wonderful week!
The Labor Day holiday was a mixed bag, weather-wise,
but Monday was glorious!
We capped off the weekend with a lobster dinner, 
and a quick walk along the Jersey side of the Hudson River.
A mid-week trip into New York City to see a Broadway show  
and dinner with friends was a real treat.
And............yesterday was my birthday!
I had a great day celebrating with Mr. Goo Shoes!

Now, my thoughts have turned more serious, 
to friends and family in Florida
who are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma.  
Those of you in the path of the storm,
please heed the advice of your local authorities, and stay safe!
 


Party time!
We'd appreciate it if you'd follow your co-hosts!


Cindy - Little Miss Celebration | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+


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We feature all kinds of posts -- 
 recipes, home decor, DIY, gardening, travel, whatevah
so link up your best stuff! 

Non-Bloggers: There are hundreds of fabulous ideas collected here each week;
just click on the links under the thumbnail photos,
and you will be taken directly to the blog post.  

All of our features are pinned to our Best of the Weekend board! 






Last week's most clicked:


Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars | Living On Cloud Nine



 A few of my favorites from last week:


Cucumber Peppermint Tea | Brooklyn Farm Girl


 Hand Cut Fries With Feta & Oregano | Craft Beering 




Laundry Room Makeover | Welsh Design Studios 



IKEA Kids Table Hack | Pillar Box Blue



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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A FEW WEEKS IN PHOTOS: MID JULY TO LABOR DAY






Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

My, oh my, oh my!
How the time did fly!  
It was a summer of lazy days and crazy days,
but the over-arching theme was the count-down 
to Junior Goo Shoes' departure to college.
 Here's a sampling of what happened 
in between the many trips to Bed, Bath & Beyond,
which seemed to be where I spent 
most of my time (and money) this summer.


There were flowers here........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 and, flowers there (yes, I bought them)........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Flowers everywhere (if only we could buy one of these!).  


Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There were little things growing.......

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
  

and big things growing.
 
Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There was finding out what all the fuss is over Bubble Tea 
(Feh, it was not my cup of tea; in fact, a bummer)......

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 I much preferred a crisp rosé (a yummer)........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and then, there was a hummer.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There was the view up the Hudson River from the Jersey side........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and several days spent on the Manhattan side.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 
Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There was a non-elusive butterfly........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and a dog who kept her eye on the prize, hoping for a kernel gone awry.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 There were days of eating healthy......

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 and days of falling off the diet wagon.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There were birds who came to eat........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and a baby bird (a dove?) who came to rest on the deck post.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 There was "The Orchestra " (formerly known as Electric Light Orchestra)........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and, yes, there was this:
 (formerly known as my sunglasses).

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There was packing and packing and packing for college.......

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


There was an early 18th birthday celebration........

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and then, after two years of talking about nothing else,
college move-in day was finally here.

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
  

There was a waxing gibbous moon......

Photo Diary | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


and last but not least, there were two blog friends meeting for the first time!
AnnMarie from Musings of a Vintage Junkie and I got together
when she and her family came to New York City over Labor Day weekend.
What a treat!
Thanks for making time for me on your busy weekend, AnnMarie!


And so the summer came and went,
but there are many things to look forward to around the bend!
 
Until next time.......