I occasionally wear undergarments with spandex because I’m an apple and not a pear. I found that when I try to put them on by myself, they get twisted and/or held up in the back so that I can’t pull them down so I usually just ask him to help me. He always gets his mouth set in project-mode and comes at me like he is about to lift a refrigerator. I finally mentioned it this morning…I feel if he would just shake it out through his arms and upper body that he wouldn’t fear it so much!
Speaking of me…I had my first facial yesterday at Justin’s salon – Evolve. They recently expanded from just hair to all over body including spray tan, massage and facials. It was amazing. The treat comes when she lays the warm cloths on your bare feet then massages the feet and ankles while she is waiting for the face to process. I’m hooked…I had a really hard time relaxing at first but slowly used some meditation and was able to find my happy place.
Working in the shop today. He is home with Jaxon. Sky was blue when I left home but the humidity was high so I don’t mind being inside…I can see the sun shining. By the end of the day, when it is beating in our west glass door and windows I will be leaving so all is well.
Until next time…
but I no longer hate my mother. I’m even able to call her mom in conversations rather than by her given name, Helen. This is a huge milestone in my life…I never thought I would be able to feel differently about her…after she died in 2009 and I started the process of healing, I assumed that I would just move on, the memories would fade and how I felt about my mother would just find a seat on the shelf of my heart which holds the pain. Frequently situations and conversations work through my memory that I find distasteful or hateful or whatever…but the bottom line is I realize that she had mental disorders. I don’t know how or why and I will never know how or why so somewhere along the journey, I made it right in my own mind and can say that it is okay….it doesn’t matter…she did the best that she could do…I’m who I am because of her and I like who I am so she did her job.
The most important part of this was to share this with my daughters for mother’s day. They have loved me, supported me and helped me make it over to the peace of understanding. Happy Mother’s Day.
Until next time….
That being a grandparent was the best! It’s the truth.
He’s 1 today. Happy Birthday, Jaxon!
Has anyone else noticed that bananas don’t turn brown anymore? Twice I’ve cut a banana in half for Jaxon and a day later, with just the banana peel wrapped around it, the banana is not brown. I left a chunk on his high chair yesterday and when I got back home 6 hours later, it appeared fresh. Is someone tinkering around with the banana-dna…lets get some banana dialogue going here!
The other thing on my mind this morning is diaper rash. Jaxon will be 1 in a few days and has not had diaper rash. I’m totally amazed. Jenny uses some kind of organic (?) diaper with no bleach and chemicals…noticeable because it doesn’t perfume the smell…he also eats organic…so one or the other…or a combination of the two has Grandma amazed!
Lowes counter guy is here to put on my new kitchen counters, sink and faucet…Pictures later.
Grand Opening at our shop, Vapur of Lee’s Summit on Sunday, the brother-in-law is coming to help him put up walls in the basement so I can get my craft room organized. But right now…just waiting for Justin to drop Jaxon off.
Until next time….
My neighbor, Robbien, rang my doorbell this morning, handed me a jar of lilacs, yelled Happy May Day and ran….only half of that story is true.
The first whiff made me so happy and reminded me of the lilac bushes I used to have and immediately reminded me of a picture of my girls helping me cut them…both standing by the bushes with hands totally full of the sweet smelling beauties!!!
My project today was to just do it…attempt to complete the shabbying up of an old chair for my entrance. I started on it a couple months ago…but the paint was too pink, then the paint was too dark brown so I wanted to use the dry paint technique and then have him paint a big flower in the middle of the seat.
I had to quit and pick up Jax…but, I THINK, right at this moment…it is just the way I want it???? It was a stopping point.
Last night I repotted plants after a trip to TJ MAX for pots. This is a plant that the Baxter Fire Department sent me for retirement. I may have worn it out with the repotting process, but they bounce back fine!
I went to a huge nursery yesterday to get a couple of large banana plants for the shop and saw this split leaf philodendran. We used to have one when I was growing up and I really liked it.
But the best part of my day
after sharing a bowl of grandpa’ chili with him 🙂
and nanners for dessert!
Until next time….