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If it's a magazine, I'm all over it. There's nothing like a bright, glossy cover touting the answers to everything I ever needed to know, to get me to open my wallet in a heartbeat. I'm a sucker for articles that promise to get me organized; reduce my make-up routine to 3 easy steps, and look like Catherine Zeta-Jones in the process; or outline my meal planning for the next six weeks and make grocery shopping a snap. I just know that the next magazine I buy will be the one with all the answers.
My favorite of all time is Mary Englebreit's Home Companion. Oh, someday, I'll have a craft room that will produce beautiful things and look like a designer project itself. Then there's Simple Meals. I just know that if I can master the recipes in one of those magazines, everyone in my family will agree on the same menus for supper. Picking up the newest copy of Woman's Day at the check-out stand just puts a smile on my face and a bounce in my step. I know when I get home and unload the groceries, then it's Me Time and I get to put on the kettle and sink into my favorite chair with a brand new magazine. I don't know what's better, buying that little surprise at the grocery store or finding it, unexpectedly, in the mailbox one day.
I guess there are worse things in life than being addicted to the latest issue of Good Housekeeping. Not being one to hoard years' worth of periodicals, when I'm finished with my reading -- if I haven't clipped the bajeebers out of them -- I take them to the next doctor or dentist office that is in need. So everybody wins:)