Friday, April 20, 2007


Mrs. McGillicutty! She's here! She arrived safe and sound... and none the worse for wear !
You guys, it happened, just as I imagined it would! We clicked... instantly! She fit right in. She's perfect! It's as though she has been with us for years!
I wanted her to wear something glamorous for the photo shoot... but she didn't want to give you the impression that she was some sorta diva. Not that she isn't opposed to glamming it up a bit... in fact she is quite willing to wear most anything I ask her to wear. But I could tell she wanted the reveal to be a tad bit conservative.
Like I said, I don't know much about her. Here's what I am surmising... yes, I'll be surmising often.

She was born in the 40's or 50's in Brooklyn, New York... a direct descendant of the ACME clan. I'm surmising that she's a retired Home Ec teacher... which is why I was so excited about having her come live with me. Hey, I can use all the inspiration and expertise I can get! And she was quite delighted to be retiring in Arizona... the dry heat and all.
You see, I'm about to enter a new season in my life. After 25 years as a full-time, stay-at-home Mom... my career is about to end in a month. Oh, I know, I'll always be a Mom... but you know, more like a Mom-on-call. So I'm thinking, what's next?
So I have some ideas brewing... that I will be sharing in the days and weeks ahead. And here's where Mrs. McGillicutty comes in. She seems like the perfect partner in this new adventure. I think we will work well together. In every partnership, there is always one that does all the talking, is more outgoing, more hands on... and then there is the one that just stands in the shadow of the other, embodying the creative endeavors, looking pretty and subservient. That's her... that's Mrs. McGillicutty... never one to steal the limelight... always willing to take the back seat. (well, of course, whenever I take her anywhere). She will be the perfect assistant. Yes, that's it, my very own personal assistant!
So, I think I've shared about enough for today. I want to get her settled in over the weekend. Her room is not done yet, as we had hoped.

OK, so if you haven't figured out by now... I love a good story... so it would only seem natural that I give Mrs. McGillicutty her own story. She will be evolving as time goes on. Who knows what I will uncover about her. I mean, you can understand her reluctance in divulging too much too soon. A certain level of trust has yet to be earned in order for her to feel comfortable in revealing one's true self. Only time will tell.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, she's great! Love the dress on her too.

Angie in AZ said...

Oh! I guess right! Do I win? huh? huh? What do I win!?! LOL! And boy, she is such a snappy dresser! Great color on her and very classic. The pearls are the perfect touch for her very classy look. However, I do feel that she may be trying to make a good impression, which she has... but we hope she comes out and shows all her personality as time goes on.

Unknown said...

How fun! :) I was guessing maybe some sort of new sewing machine, so I wasn't all that far off, right? ;) It's always nice to make a new friend. :)

PS--that vine in the background with the big purple flowers is so pretty!

Amy T Schubert said...

I love that you're totally crazy. ... xo

Anonymous said...

You are hilarious!! I'm looking forward to reading more about your new partner. How's your hubby liking having another woman in the house? At least the new one can't ask him to do chores;)

And can't wait to hear about your new career, don't keep us waiting too long!!!

Anonymous said...

HOW SWEET!!! It is so nice to meet Mrs. McGillicutty!! She is wonderful. I am really happy for you Linda!! Can't wait to read more..


NanAZ said...

Hey Linda, I was just talking to Sharon H the other day and she was saying how she's aching to do some sewing...maybe the two of you can connect for some inspiration!

I haven't sewed much since the kids were little, but I'm thinking about some home decor items that I'd like to do if I can get some free time to work on them.

Great find!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Congrats with Mrs Gillycutty. I look forward to follow you two along....

Diana LaMarre said...

Isn't she a snazzy dresser!

I would have never guessed.

Can't wait to see what you will be doing with her.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Ah-ha! So, she has fun she is. Can't wait to hear what you are going to do with her & about this new career too. Sounds intriquing, Linda!

Southern Hospitality

Natasha said...

Now that is a sassy new resident to your home!! I am so glad her trip was safe and she arrived in true form :) I am still giggling from your post!!!