Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Fever Time Again


Dear Helen Hartman,
Is there a Doctor in front of your name? Or maybe one in your house? Doesn’t matter, I think you may have the prescription for what is ailing me. You see, I’m moody lately. Most days I don’t feel like doing much of anything, not working, or cleaning, or cooking. In fact, the only foods that sound good to me are the ones that are very, very bad for me.  I spend most of my days dreaming of playing hooky from my responsibilities. I believe people used to call what I’m experiencing “Spring Fever”.  It’s ruining my productivity – not to mention my figure! Love to know how to get rid of it and get back to my old self.

Dear Loved One,
Let me get this straight…

Out'n Out Chap Cream (make your own fabulous subtext joke here, Helen is trying to keep this clean). Works so well some people eat it my the handful .Oh, c'mon, what is that photo of?
 
Okay, maybe 'straight' is asking too much but let’s see if I understand. You are moody, lazy, don’t want to cook, eat all the wrong things, and want to play hooky.

"See ya, suckers!"  As soon as Dave and the older kids had unpacked the camping gear, Loraine threw her favorite, Glamoureene (showing how she became the fav by opening beer bottles with her teeth) in the back seat and took off for Hollywood.

Honey, that’s not Spring Fever, that’s HelenHartman-it is! And I say – go with it.

To be fair, Helen says "Go with it" to a lot of things. Bowling in the living room? Go with it!
 
Trust me, I’m a doctor… 

Yeah, like Dr Johnny Fever was a Doctor. Which he WAS.


You say: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Helen says: You're just jealous because I look so hot in these pants. Potay-to, Pa-tah-to.

Oh, all right, Helen is NOT a doctor. I have to make that perfectly clear.


It's always wise to cover your You Know What!


But I am a trusted adviser.

Okay, 60's advertising, you've got me again - this is a good image to make people buy your product HOW?
Spring is most definitely in the air, Loved One. And along with the pollen, ragweed and sudden showers…

Be careful you don't step in a poodle! Seriously. Because even though Helen doesn't have a shop, she has a strict You Break It You Bought It policy for anyone who visits her home.

…the season brings with it the promise of something fresh and exciting within our reach. 

Yard Sale Season?


Well, yes, that. But Helen was thinking about this time of renewal and reinvention. Young things take root while others find wings when we all feel that restless tugging within us to grow. Even if winter chilled us to our cores or life left us a little bit broken, the world is once again full of possibilities to bloom.



So Helen wouldn’t dare prescribe anything to cure your case of Spring Fever, Loved One. She’s going to tell you to embrace it. Listen to it. Maybe your heart is trying to tell you to say goodbye to your ‘old self’ and open yourself up to the recreation that comes with Spring. Be your best self. You know Helen always is.

Don't forget to Like Helen on Facebook because if you don't you won't know what's she's been saying about You!

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35 comments:

  1. Dear Helen, I too have those issues I blame mine on old age not that you are old Helen. I prescribed myself a bag of jelly beans and a romance novel. I am sure I will feel better in a week or so.
    Cathy

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    1. LOL - I am all for romance novels and sweets. Do not give them up when spring is over - summer is the best time of year for romance.

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  2. Ok, bet you had a hard time trying to decide between using that pic for yard sales or happy hour!:@)

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    1. LOL - I think it was an ad for all the stuff you could earn by selling greeting cards!

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  3. Oh dear ones, Spring Fever isn't anything a little sunshine and chocolate won't cure!!! Heeehehehe!!!

    Fun post Miss Helen!

    God bless and have a delightful day sweetie!!! :o)

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    1. You too! People who say laughter is the best medicine must be allergic to chocolate.

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  4. So let's see if I've got this straight...embrace it, always cover your 'you know what' and take advice from a friend! Words to live by! heeheehee! Sweet Spring hugs!

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    1. By George I think she's got it! Great summary.

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  5. Doctor Johnny Fever...good one...hadn't thought about him in many 'Spring Fevers'. Thanks for stopping by CITexas Gal.

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    1. I'll be over right away. I adored Johnny Fever, so love to give him a shout out whenever.

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  6. What the heck was Arnold's Midwest promoting?!! Funny! We're right there with you on the yard sales....that fever was coming over us in January....first big flea is next weekend, so we'll be MIA then maybe back to normal ~ well, then again....!

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    1. Seat Covers! That's what they were promoting. I think it was the days when hardware stores had pin up promos everywhere. Yard Sale Season should be an official event.

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  7. Hello Helen:
    We are just a tiny bit disappointed to learn that with all of your qualities, and doubtless impressive list of qualifications, you are not actually a doctor. Does this mean that in matters medical we should seek the advice of someone else? We trust that this is not so and that it is no more than an oversight on your part. Could it be that amongst all of that wonderful 'stuff' which you continue to thrill us with, you have lost the certificate, or whatever it is, that they hand out at the end of medical school. Dr. Helen Hartman does, we feel, have a special ring to it!!

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    1. IT DOES have a special ring to it! Helen is one of those health food eating supplement taking health nuts. Also, she suspects she has killed off a lot of germs with her 'natural' medicines - Bourbon.

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  8. Well, I don't bowl in the living room, but my grandson and I do bowl in the hallway with his Little Tykes bowling set. This Grandma takes any opportunity to burn calories. And for the record, I've been feeling like playing hooky a lot lately, so I appreciate your advice.

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    1. Hallway bowling sounds like fun! Maybe we have Derby Fever as an excuse around here.

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  9. Dear Helen,

    Keep those old ads coming. They are hilarious, and so are you! :D

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    1. Thanks Diane - just took a peek and your blog is wonderful!

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  10. I'm all for the party on it's Spring idea :)

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    1. I'm going to enjoy the day today in your honor then!

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  11. I've got the "fever" and there's only one cure. Cowbell! Sorry, I hear the word fever and Christopher Walken pops into my head:)

    ~Cindy

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    1. LOL - You should probably see a specialist about that.

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  12. Well.... am I glad to meet someone who has an equaled love of vintage print and ads and uses them fabulously in her blog! Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog and I have "liked" you on facebook so i can keep up with what Helen Says. :) Hurray for vintage bloggers! :)

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    1. Loved your blog - I know there are many of us out there who love the look and love to laugh. Thanks for the LIKE.

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  13. What's so scary, Helen, is that so many of these ads look familiar...I didn't realize that I'm that old. Sigh...I guess I'd better go dig out my Chap Cream. =0)
    xo
    Holly

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    1. LOL Holly - That's why I usually don't lampoon anything after about 1970 - they all look 'normal' to me.

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  14. Spring fever? That's the way I feel all the time! :)

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    1. Me too but this year am more feverish than usual.

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  15. Yes Helen, Spring Fever is a dandy. To me it's sweet as candy! My favorite time of year. Glad that there is no cure! Enjoy!
    Jann

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  16. I do love your post they always make me smile ;-) That picture with the girls knickers round her ankles made me chuckle. I do love the spring it always makes you want to declutter and create ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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    1. DeClutter? What THAT? Have a lovely weekend.

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  17. FEVER!!! in the morning, fever all through the night! Happy Spring Fever, Helen - keep your wits, and your panties, about you! Tanya

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  18. hmm, I enjoy reading your post! keep sharing more..
    Have a nice day..

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  19. Johnny Fever, Spring Fever, I'm detecting a theme here.

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