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Project status and Boobs

Ok, so I thought I would give you a quick update on the project status after 1 and a half days.  Yesterday all furniture that was leaving the office left, this included 3 bookcases full of books and a desk.  Two of these bookcases are now in my laundry room completely in the way awaiting either a goodwill pick up or a friend who said she might want them.  I also cleaned the floors and base boards, went and bought all paint supplies and brought back 19 paint swatches which I promptly taped to the wall. 

Today I worked, then went to buy paint,  the color is (drumroll please) Celtic Linen. Yea well I wanted something soft and muted.  This house is so frigging bright with color, I really don’t like it.  A RED kitchen, bright yellow bedroom, blue bathroom. Should I go on, it gets worse!  So something soft and quiet that doesn’t scream at you when you walk into the room suits me fine. I also taped the room and patched the nail holes and draped the remainder of the furniture in the room. Do I need to do anything with the floor?  I guess not drip or spill would be good.   So tomorrow morning I paint, wish me luck.  I have never painted before, so I am a bit nervous.

So now for the boob thing. Well as I have been whining about for some time I have gained weight.  About 25 pounds in the last 8 years.  I have been in a bit of denial about the boob size and bought a couple bras a little bigger, but never got measured, because gawd I could not be any bigger than a little bigger.   So Saturday I am looking for something to wear to this event that I have to go to.  I shop and shop, nothing is fitting properly, and I am frustrated. So as I have been told by Candice, you need to get a bra that fits right, she tells me this alot, she says everything will look better, she says things will fit better, I wonder, maybe she is right.  So I went to my favorite Department store into the bra department, is that a department?  A said I need help.

So this wonderful, young, girl comes to my rescue. I have no idea how she knows so much about old lady boobs at her age, how to measure them, and fit them and find the perfect bra just by looking at you, but she did.  Although she brought me about 30 different bras to try after she determined my size.  By the way, I am appalled at my size and refuse to say it here in public.  The around size she said was smaller, 34 versus the 36 I wear. I told her, no way hun, I cant breathe if you put that on me!  She agreed but she won in the cup size, which feels like a hat size compared to what I was 25 pounds ago.  But I must admit it looks better, and as soon as I had my new perky large boobies I found something perfect for the event.  so now not only do I have a new out fit 3 new (expensive) bras, but large boobs to boot. How about that for a shopping trip!

 

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Old News

Just in case you hadn’t noticed I have converted over some of my old My-Meadow blog. So now I have archives back into 2004, with 3 more years to convert. I began blogging in October of 2001. I abandoned My-Meadow when I was going through my divorce, as I was sure my now ex-husband had been to the site. I didn’t want him to know anything about what I was doing or thinking. 

During the divorce I had a blog over at blackandwhiteandread, and once my divorce was final (May 2007) and I became settled, I decided I needed a permanent home, thus canyon cottage, becuase that is where I live. In a canyon cottage.

The only problem is I am not bringing over many of the photos that were linked in the old posts, so I thought I would just repost some of them in my current posts.  I am going to try and finish the conversion this weekend, it goes fairly quickly once I am on a roll, and i put up one month per post. 

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Home Sweet Home

Well, I have never felt so happy to be in my own home once again. In fact, so much so that I hardly noticed that the garage across the street on the new house (which they just finished enclosing) now completely blocks my city lights view from the living room.  Oh well, at least I have a home.

It was pretty amazing the neighbors rallying together to help one another, the firefighters keeping us safe.  Alot of stress. I hit the wall yesterday.  Exhaustion.    

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Evacuation

Well last night I thought the Canyon Cottage was no more.   On Saturday a mandoatory evacuation of my home was in place. I and a few of my neighbors elected to stay, hoping that the fire would not get worse.  Yesterday afternoon it was looking good, however by 12:00 midnight it was clear we were in eminent danger and left. 

The picture is from Saturday night, looking at the hillside from my yard. I was too rushed last night to take any.  We are all safe and as of this morning the Canyon Cottage still stands. Thank God.  Dogs are at the spa for a couple days until they let us back in.

 

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