Here's what's growing around here at Second Blooming...
My waistline. My plan for the summer was to lose 15 pounds. So far, I've...gained one pound. Sigh...I was doing so well at first. During Jimmy's first week in the hospital (see previous post HERE for the whole hideous hospital saga) I actually lost three pounds on the Husband in the Hospital Diet. But then during his second week in the hospital I went on the Damn It After What I Just Went Through I Deserve to Eat What I Want Diet and gained it all back. Plus one. Tomorrow I exercise!
My potted plants. When Jimmy went into the hospital two weeks ago (oh God, I'm sorry I'm still going on about this hospital thing, I promise it will end soon...), the fern on our front steps was on its last fronds. Today it looks like this...
This lushness is in no part my doing. Apparently, our sweet/weird old Russian woman neighbor Natalie, who was very worried about Jimmy (I think she actually has a sweet/weird old Russian woman crush on him), took it upon herself to single-handedly bring it back to life while I was so busy. It was incredibly kind of her.
My eyebrows. For years and years, back when we had more discretionary income, I regularly got my eyebrows shaped/waxed. They were fabulous, if I do say so myself. I have good eyebrows to start with, and I was very particularly about keeping them "just so". But yesterday, I was in the car and glimpsed myself in the rear view and damn if the old Bulgarian man who I always say lives between my legs had moved to the area above my eyes. It was a mess of hairy. I immediately grabbed my Tweezerman and returned to the car for some serious plucking. TWEEZER TANGENT - Everybody should know that the rear view mirror in the car is THE best place for eyebrow tweezing. Something about the light. Everything shows. This is especially valuable when you have reached my age and tweezing involves the old reading glasses, and how the hell do you tweeze your eyebrows while wearing reading glasses? It's a juggle.
Jude's blond surfer 'do. I'm afraid this is the best picture I have...
I realize that this picture is a poor illustration of the point I'm making. But I envy his youthful ability to spend a mere two weeks in the sun and surf and end up glowing head to toe like a California beach god. Amazing.
My patience with this whole sick husband thing. It's growing thin. His first day home I waited on him hand and foot and made him lobster for dinner. The next night I waited on him a lot, and made his favorite soup for dinner. Today? He's fending for himself and getting take out.
My tiny Farmville 2 Country Escape farm on my iPhone. My new and COMPLETELY RIDUCULOUS game obsession. I play it constantly. Yesterday was particularly stressful. I had to collect enough gold stamps to purchase a Prized Wyandotte Chicken, and in order to get these stamps I had to fill orders with Eagle Eye Eddie, and Eddie's orders yesterday were particularly difficult - I had to make blankets on my loom, strawberry jam on my fruit press AND raggedy dolls on my dollmaking table. It involved growing a massive amount of strawberries, collecting a ton of wool from my sheep and spending hours mining for the quartz to make the jars for the jam. It was really a tremendous amount of work and...Oh okay, I'll shut up now.
So that's what's growing around here. What's growing at your house?
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