Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
OH. MY. GAWD. Our seats were behind two guys we have known for years through work. Randy and Craig. They are a bit crazy.
I miss seeing these guys every day.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I forgot to mention in my previous post the option of a custom swimsuit. A few years ago, one of our neighbors planned to celebrate her 50th birthday with a trip to a Mexican beach. She was stressed about purchasing a swimsuit, because of her concern about her body (size 6-8, I estimate.) Yeah, right.
She opted to go to Massad's of Tulsa for a custom swimsuit. They do not have a website, so I've linked you to an old Tulsa World article. Yes, they do feature SEXY wear that appeals to a WIDE cross section of consumers (keep an open mind, people!), but they also create custom items for special circumstances.
Our neighbor was EXTREMELY happy with her suit and felt sexy and confident on the beach. What more could you ask for?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Does any woman ever truly believe she looks good in a swimsuit?
I shopped recently for suits for our big trip to Hawaii in September. I brought three suits home from Dillards. I was very proud. But, it was certainly a journey.
The woman in the dressing room next to me carried on a vocal conversation with herself after she tried on each of her suits. Comments ranged from "Oh my gawd!" to "This is unbelievable." to "This can't be right!"
Then there were the three teenage girls that were laughing at the suit bottoms in the "Woman's" section of the store. All I could think was "Just wait...one day your little heinies will have spread just like the rest of ours."
There was a time when I looked decent in a swimsuit. I didn't think so then, but looking back at the pictures today I know it to be true. I'm sure I will never look like that again, but I'm going to try very hard not to obsess about how I look today. I'm just going to enjoy the opportunity to wear them.
To quote Agnes DeMille, "Dance in the body you have."
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
- I bought a lovely red purse from Willow Brook Leather.
- I purchased a few pretty little beaded things from F. Highlander Designs.
- I coveted a big, beautiful Celtic brooch by Linton Ltd.
- I admired the jewelry by Charles Rice.* (I've purchased a couple of pieces from him in past years.)
- I adored the art by Donna Doersam.*
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
One of the folks is married to a native of Azerbaijan and was able to work there for a number of years. There are many languages spoken in the country, Azeri is the most widely spoken, but Russian is also spoken.
This person told me the word "blin" in Russian has two definitions. One is "pancake" and one is "damn." He worked with a woman who said "blin" a lot.
Our little team has adopted "PANCAKE" as a polite way to express frustration without offending any of our other co-workers.
We have to have fun where we can!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It was 87 degrees and mostly sunny today. But I wish I was in Tulsa where it was rainy and cool.
Work has been interesting this week. The clock is ticking on the global website that I have managed for a number of years. We "turn off the lights" on June 30th. If I'm lucky enough to keep a job after June 30th, I will transition from someone who is an "expert" in her area of responsibility to a "newbie."
I'm not good at being a newbie.
Monday, May 11, 2009
- I was not frisked at security
- I was not told my luggage was too big to carry on
- I forgot my hands free set for my phone
- I forgot my clip on sunglasses for my prescription glasses
- My office was assigned to someone else last week, while I was home sick
- My usual type room at the hotel was unavailable, so I'm in a room that doesn't really work for me, but I have no options to change it this week
I need to get my travel "groove" back!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This piece of fabric has been folded away about 40 years, waiting to be made into something useful (Granny died in 1976 and gave up sewing in '70 or '71). Once I figure out what that is, I'll let you know.
A family picture of Great Granny and us. My older brother "R", my little sister "A" and me holding a toy sewing machine, a birthday present.
My Granny. I need to find a better picture of her, but this will do for now.
I'm glad my Mom is clearing out drawers, closets, etc. Especially after recently watching the HBO movie Grey Gardens. Not that my Mom is anything like the Beales, but after watching that movie you just want to CLEAN your house and get rid of stuff!