“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, March 07, 2009

What color is a kitten's nose, a baby elephant, polka dots, lemonade, little toes & my window to the world? Come on...let's celebrate PINK SATURDAY!

I have thought and thought and thought about why in the world PINK is a color that I literally gravitate to...in my home, shopping, tag sales, food, paint, wallpaper, clothes, the ears and nose of my kitty, Camille. Pink elephants? You betcha! Pink lemonade? Sure! Pink polka dots? Give me dozens! I don't have a clue why it attracts me, but it does and I l♥ve it!

For years I used the PC in my office, getting it updated frequently, polishing it, using it with care and consideration for the valuable machine it was to my daily life. I could e-mail my sister in California, attach the newest photo of my pet or grandchild or renovation on my home, hit the send icon and think, "Wow, isn't this cool?" I was content and happy and serene.

My PC and my office were my haven from the rest of the world and my portal to adventure and knowledge. I could go to India or Zanzibar or find the best recipe for Tiramisu that cyberspace had to offer. I could check out the sales at my local grocery store, order a new pair of boots from Penney's, pay my bills, or subscribe to a magazine in a heartbeat.

I was as happy as could be in my little home office with my cherished PC. My trusted and reliable friend. Then, out of nowhere I saw IT. There IT was in all of its PINKNESS. My heart beat like a wild drum nearly popping out of my chest. My eyes grew as big as saucers. Drool, let's not even discuss the moisture that dripped from my chin. There IT was on my TV screen, A PINK LAPTOP! I thought I was going to faint right then and there. Oh, my, could it be? Should I? Could I? Would I? You betcha I would, in a heartbeat and I ordered the little, pink mouse, too. Ohmygosh, an adorable pinkie mousie for my pinkie laptop. Could life be any better? Uhm, well...maybe.

Next I checked out eBay for a tote to hold all of my darling pinkie's accessories and books and programs. I just knew that there would be a pink one for me to buy if I entered the right search. Who cared how much it cost...my new pinkie laptop would deserve to have the very best home available with a little spot to tuck in the sweet pinkie mousie when it went night-night at the end of the day. Pinkie laptop would need a safe place to snuggle when she wasn't taking me to places on the other side of the world or helping me pay bills or plan my weekly menu.

I was hyperventilating waiting for the UPS dude to arrive. When he finally made it to my house, I was about to grab him by the collar and pull him up my porch steps to get my hands on my parcel when he finally made it to my front door. I signed for my purchase and nearly lopped off his nose as I slammed the front door. I needed to check out my new sweetie pinkie and he'd just have to understand about his nosebleed. "Oh, my, just look at it", I thought...pink, pink, pink! I was literally swooning with excitement and filled with am♥ur. I gently took pinkie out of her container and held her like a newborn babe. MINE ALL MINE! Clutching my new pinkie laptop to my breast I sat down at my kitchen table and counted all of my little, pink blessings.

Next on my list was a new camera, of course, it just MUST match my pinkie laptop. After all, what if I was outside in my garden surfing the web for the latest bulbs and seeds and wanted to snap a photo of the latest blooms on my Sweet Peas to send to the Garden Club Ladies? I couldn't have the neighbors see me with my darling pinkie and a plain Jane black camera, nope, not ever. Horrors! We must keep up our pinkie appearances!

A trip to Wal*Mart took care of my pink camera fetish along with a pink case to house the little gal when she wasn't being used to snap photos of whatever little pinkie thing my heart desired.

Reading pinkies and sun pinkies.
A girl has to be prepared for all pinkie occasions.

The next time you celebrate PINK SATURDAY over at How Sweet the Sound and you come by my place to see what I'm sharing, remember: I put on my pink glasses, grabbed my pinkie camera and took some sweet pinkie pictures just for you. When I was satisfied with my delightful pinkie snapshots, I sat down at my kitchen table (pink), slid pinkie laptop out of its pinkie tote, grabbed my pinkie mousie and created a page on my blog dripping with darling, cute, swell, cuddly pinkie goodies to delight you right down to your pinkie piggy toes!

After you go over to see Beverly, stop by Tristan's place, Enchanted Revelry. He's celebrating his 50th follower with the most lovely Tussie Mussie giveaway.
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65 comments:

Susan said...

Great pink techie stuff! Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh my! I love your new PINKINESS! Do you really put the laptop away. It's so sweet, I'd just leave it & the pink mouse out! ☺ Diane

Linda said...

Oh Mimi, this is the best pinkness yet!! I just adore all your pink technology!! Wow, talk about pink heaven!! And your story writing skills are wonderful, I felt like I was sitting at your side waiting for the UPS man to arrive!

Linda

Sheri said...

Oh Mimi! What an awesome post! I love all your pinks! And I want a pink laptop and mouse too!
Happy pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Sheri

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day Mimi!
You shared some nice pinks. I love the camera! Have a nice day.

Blessings,
Sandi

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Mimi,Much pink to you this morning!
But...lol...watch it on the Plain Jane...giggle giggle....
I am jealous of your pink posessions.....sigh...can you believe it?Someone bought me a purple camera....sigh...Trade Ya?

dana said...

I would LOVE to have all of the wonderful pinkness YOU do! Thank you for sharing the pink goodies in your life today--what a pink treat for us! Dana

Amy said...

Such nice pinks.. especially the mouse and glass case.

Vintage To Chic said...

Love your story and know how you feel.
Hugs,
Judy

KBeau said...

What a clever post. One of the best I've read on this Pink Saturday.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Lovely pink accessories.


~ Gabriela ~

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

your post had me chuckling the whole way through.

my sister has that pink lap top, too - but I think you have her topped on the pink accessories! LOL

happy pink saturday!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love all of your pink items, I don't have a pink camera, I ordered one but they were sold out and sent me a brown one...A BROWN ONE...how dare they change what I ordered, but alas I had to have it right then, so I compromised.sniff, sniff, but my cell phone is pink and my digital key chain picture frame is pink.
Happy Pink Sat.

Cam said...

I was having a pink envy rush the whole time I was reading LOL Great pink taste/selections - Enjoy!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I would love to have all that pink stuff too. It is so nice that they even make it in pink. You go pinky...

Have a Great a Nice Day!!

Sit-N-Chat said...

I am thankful the delivery man escaped unscathed. What a week you had - finding all those treasures.

God Bless.

Jennifer

Shayla said...

Even technology is pretty in pink.
Happy pink saturday, Mimi.

ceekay said...

Well you definately have some great pinkness around your home...I so want a laptop and pink would make it even better!

Loretta said...

Wow. I'm soooo jealous. I don't even have a laptop, let alone a pink one. But I might not even like one...they turn so HOT when they rest on your lap. And isn't that where you're supposed to put them? (I tried my husband's) I love your pink camera too, but I put a stop to a pink phone. I have a ruby red cell phone; it's one step better than pink, because you can really see it at the bottom of your purse. Tee...hee...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi, you are stylin' with all of the cool pink techy gear! Love it ALL! I also love your camera... great shot of those gorgeous flowers!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

g said...

Oh, yes, lovely pink things!!! I've just gone from desktop to laptop myself, and what a great thing it is!! portability!

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

I'm pink with jealousy - my laptop is silver.....but I am still wearing my pink jammies (at 12:30 on a Saturday afternoon - woohoo!) ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Elizabeth said...

Great pinks! I'm working on a blue laptop that goes with my blue camera!

Riet said...

I love your pinkies. All of them. I have been giggling al the time. Loved your story. Happy pink Saturday

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautimous pinkness you are surrounded by!! My little granddaughter has a pink laptop that I truly covet! :0)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Terri said...

How for you that all the tech stuff is even offered in pink!

Thanks for sharing
Have a Happy Pink Day!

Smilingsal said...

You are loading up your life with Pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for sharing your pink today it's wonderful! Come visit my Shabby Cottage anytime and we'll have tea. Have a great weekend, Esther

Jennifer said...

I totally Love that someone else gets just as excited over Pink as I do! Of course you have to get a Pink camera too! Your Laptop might laugh at any other color!Not that Pink people are snobs, mind you. We are just perticular!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I want a pink laptop too!! I have a pink camera...I think my computer should match. I know you'll agree!
♥Happy Pink Saturday♥

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I NEED that pink glass case. Love all this pink. Hugs, Rosemarie

Debra said...

A Very Pink Saturday to you. Love all your pink goodies!

Marie said...

i love the pink/aqua background of your blog, pink is so pleasing, it's nice you have all the techie gadgets in pleasing pink.
marie

Denise Elizabeth said...

Happy pinky. Thanks for the comment. I see your esty cute stuff. You have to also tell me how did you get that ebay thing on your blog. Thanks Denise

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a lot of wonderful pink going on! Thank your for sharing your Love of pink :)
Happy Pink Saturday!

Marina said...

that's a GREAT post, Mimi!!!! I loved it. And I am so jealous: a pink laptop.....:-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your new pink is adorable..what a darling post. Happy Pink Saturday.. hugs ~lynne~

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I'm soooo happy you like the trip to Tybee Island today!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

JudyBug said...

Oh I wanted that pink laptop so badly! Mr. Dumpling just frowned up a storm since we share it. Men! I love your pinkness!

JudyBug

TRES BELLE said...

How lovely for you!! I can just see you in all of your "pinky" heaven with all of your "pinky" techie items. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your computer and your pink mouse too! All of your pink accessories are gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday.
Karen

jeanne said...

Mimi, I enjoyed your post today and reading your text gave me lots of smiles. You are the number one Pinkie today. You win for the most pink toys. Good for you to follow your little pink lovin heart. I should have know when you wrote me that email suggesting we leave our pink trees up all year. Well maybe not all year. BIG smile.

I love your fun spirit...Jeanne

alicesg said...

Oooo love the pink laptop and the pink camera. They are so sweet. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy Pink Saturday.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Mimi
Love all the fun you had with your pink post! I haven't seen a pink mouse before...I may have to get one of those!

Shelia said...

Evening, Mimi! I love all of your Pinkness today. You've made a really cute post! Now Pink cameras are the BOMB - I've been watching American Idol! I have a Pink camera!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Mimi, You had me at pink! I was waiting for that UPS man too. Your story was so cute and funny! I really want a pink laptop. I was watching QVC recently one night and they had really small ones and in a pretty pink. I also want a pink camera! Happy Pink Saturday. pink hugs, Ellen

p.s. I cannot wait for you to get Mrs. Jumbo!!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Ooooooh! I just love all of your pinkness! Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs :)

Irma

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Loved your cute pink post !

Jenny S said...

Isn't it fun that techies have finally caught up with us girls!! I love my pink phone!!

Deanna said...

It's the "in" thing now to have tech-pink everything! Great post!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Lara said...

I really want a pink laptop too - my friend has one already :), and I see that everybody is getting one! so cute and small and easy to carry around!

Fleur de Bee said...

A pink laptop AND a Mouse...eek! How fun! You lucky gal!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Molly :)

ann said...

I have not seen a pink mouse yet.And yea,my mouse is just about to crock.tee hee.
You are an excellent write.You must do some anyway in your carreer.
I always enjoy the things you say so much...Ann

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

If anything comes in a choice of colors, I always pick the pink one!

So glad you got some new pink!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I think you win the prize for having the most pink in your house! You are a REAL pink person. I love your writing. Happy Pink!

Susie Jefferson said...

Wow, an absolute celebration of Pinkness! This colour certainly does seem to infuse one's life (I was always an earth tones/black/white/red colour person) but I am certainly softening up since joining Pink Saturdays.

Pink Saturdays might just end up taking over the planet! Have a good one!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Wow! It's amazing, isn't it? Now for a pink Kindle. Then, I am sold.

Dawn said...

How lucky are you? Cuteness in a pink laptop! Happy belated PS.

Judi said...

Oh MY Happy PINK Saturday
Well aren't you just the picture of pinkness! I love all your new pinks...enjoy.
It was nice to have you visit...come by again.
have a lovely weekend.
Judi

RobinfromCA said...

Such positively pink lovelies! How could you help yourself? I adore my camera but Nikon seems to be holding firm to the "black thing" which, quite frankly, is so stuffed shirt of them!
Thanks for stopping by!

A very happy, belated Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Stephanie said...

That was too too FUN!! I love the pink laptop. Thanks for sharing!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

:- That was a fun read. I'm glad your happy and your new pink stuffs arrived safely for you to enjoy :-)

gina said...

Love all the pinks!

Charlotte said...

Wow and I thought I was a pink lover. Here I just purchased another black digital camera. How could that have happened?
Happy Pink Thoughts,
Charlotte

Patricia said...

Loving ~Pink is somewhat of a mystery - I agree. I have the same computer and the same lovely mouse. I waited for mine in the mail too - the mouse came first in the morning and the computer came at night!!! Waitng for the computer and just staring at the mouse was awful. And I love the pink case.Thanks for your lovely comment. Have a wonderful rest of the week.