I was doing some redecorating and set one of my larger beach paintings down in the living room to ponder where to put it. To my surprise, Zibby can't stop looking at it! She sits or lays in front of it as we would do at a real beach. Now I can't bear to move it- even Zibby wants a room with a view or a change of scenery.
I am looking forward to a change of scenery, a change of weather, a change in food, a change in accents this week. We are finally going on a little vacation. We have a cat sitter and security cameras that we check obsessively so if you are a burglar, choose another house. We are going to our vacation spot without a plan. I am 100% cetain that no plan is the best plan for us! If we plan for sun, it will rain. If we plan for rain, there will be a heatwave. If we plan to take a train, there will be a train strike. I am happily plan-free and you can be sure there will be a skort and a rain jacket in my suitcase.
I will post to my instagram when we have wifi, if you want to see the photos from an unplanned trip. Have a great week!
I have been trying to find a bra that fits forever, and more recently in the last month when my current bra suddenly stopped fitting right. I am a freak of nature. I am a size 32 G in the two brands that fit me. Size 32 anything is hard to find, even harder with the massive cup size. I have never not been top heavy. I just woke up this way when I was 12 or 13 and since that morning have been searching for a good bra. I know every single woman who wears a bra has a bra issue, so mine is really not unique other than my choices being extremely limited (Freya and Fantasie). I am not the least bit shy about trying to find a good bra because I hope that in being vocal in my search someone will know something I don't and direct me to the seamless bra of my dreams.
And this is where the story has the most predictable ending EVER. Thirty-two/Nine is a size option in the Jockey measuring kit but they only make up their special bras to a size Thirty-two/Seven. The "Jockey Bra that speaks volumes" ain't speaking loud enough. Out of 55 sizes, mine was not an option. While they did not have my size, they were quick to invite me to chat again. Good customer service, too bad there was no bra. My bra may not fit but Maria is clearly size BFF.
My search for a bra continues.
It has been two months plus a handful of days since my husband got his new knee. He gets better and stronger every day. He has reached the point in his recovery where the doctor says NO LIMITS! and he goes full throttle getting in shape. The "no limits!" thing is good or terrifying depending on which person you are in our house. Every time I say be careful, the Bionic Man says NO LIMITS! The doctor will give him the ok to return to work when he can hop on one foot while holding ten pounds. I tried doing that with my non-bionic knees and it was not easy. Can anyone do that easily? I suppose we will soon learn how bionic he really is. My husband is back to working out at the gym a couple hours a day and dammit, he will be hopping on one foot much sooner than anyone anticipates, I am sure. As far as pain goes, he has little to no pain in his knee now. The weird feeling from the scar is still happening and I have invested in every type of scar cream there is to try to make that less annoying. He is feeling great in general now, but going back to work where he climbs tall buildings and crawls under short houses will be the true test.
*A morning sky full of clouds.
*Friends who are full of suggestions on how to beat the heat until our A/C is repaired. If you want to know how to keep from dying of heat exposure, ask a woman with hot flashes. Women dominate this subject, sorry guys.
*Bag-free vacuums. I am so glad canister vacs were invented in my lifetime! Memories of changing the bag in our 1974 vacuum still haunt me.
*Listening to laughy nieces and nephews telling stories and debating around a kitchen table in true Goldberg fashion. The traditions continue!
*Anything with the word Talenti on the package. The Sea Salt Caramel Pops are our new addiction.
What is on your thankful list?
We are celebrating life and some freedom at our house. It is 50 days post bionic knee and every day has gotten better. The doctor has given the ok to start working out with weights and living life like we normally do- so that my husband can get back to work in about 6 weeks. The focus is now building strength and stamina. Being a Grip requires a lot of lifting, pushing, and contorting to fit in odd spaces while wearing a 20 pound tool belt, kind of like shopping at Trader Joe's at noon. Maybe I should send him to do the shopping as a fitness test?
What fun things are you doing this summer?
Apocalypse is still living in our yard. We have made multiple beds and safe spots for her. We have taken her to the vet when we saw signs of arthritis coming and feed her a special diet, too. Many people ask why we do not bring her inside. She has lived outside all her life and while she is very loving and affectionate, she has razor sharp claws and fangs. Zibby has no claws and we do not want to risk her safety. Apocalypse is just not an indoor cat but rest assured, she is well cared for and gets lots of attention. Her age is catching up with her (16+) and we are paying close attention to her needs. Zibby has no interest in Apocalypse but Apocalypse keeps trying to get her to be buddies through the sliding door.
What do you love about your pets?
PS: Remember when I was terrified of cats? I think about that every time I write about how much I love these cats!
I keep coming across articles and blog posts about ways to help a new mom, ways to help a friend after the loss of a parent or child, and ways to help a sick friend. There is a great article in the April issue of More Magazine about ways to help a sick friend and it's one of the best I have read. It had really good tips and advice.
All of these items will fit together in a small pouch or bag.
My overall thought is that grandmas made really cool art and hipsters
made art I thought was made by grandmas. The Renegade craft people
should give the grandmas makeovers and do a fair with them. Everything was backwards. Nobody looked like the art they made.The Quilt