Swiming in NYC

August 14, 1938, Floating Bath Hudson River at 96th Street

It’s hot!
dievca and Master are going swimming, but not in the Hudson River.

The river is a bit dirty and the currents can be significant.
Instead, they will be hitting a local lap pool.

  • Stella McCartney x Adidas Orange Snakeskin One-Piece Swimsuit.
  • Speedo Black Silicone Swim Cap.
  • Speedo Clear Hydroplex Goggles.

OK, the suit is not super-glamorous on the sundeck. It is reasonably flattering.


A hint of BDSM: Open House Projects

Lior Bracelet

Open House Lior Bracelet

Open House Threshold Choker

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Open House Attache Ring

cuff, collar, o-ring
Simple, elegant -a hint of BDSM
Open House Projects Jewelry

Open House Projects jewelry is designed by Monika Wyndham in New York. Designs usually start their lives as sketches on paper and are eventually carved in wax somewhere between the Catskills and New York City. New work is often made at odd hours, and sometimes in hotels, on picnic benches, and in cars. Open House jewelry often features moving parts, pieces that fit together in satisfying ways, and design elements with utility like handmade clasps and closures. Our aim is to make design objects with integrity that feel good to wear and are nice to interact with. We respect the inimitable nature of something that is made by hand.

We are glad to work closely with family-owned businesses and skilled jewelers in New York City to take each of our designs from concept to completion. Our pieces are cast in certified recycled metals using the lost wax method


Marilyn Monroe – Lingerie Inspiration

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”


Breathe Deep: a rare Morning treat

The heat in the City is moist and heavy.
A rare morning off offered coffee and a breeze on the rooftop.
The haze over the city muffled it into silence.
Time slowed.

Photos: dievca 07/2019 NYC

 


Learning about Life via Death

dievca was one of the few people at her Aunt’s funeral a couple of years ago.
Eleanor Rigby kept playing in her head.

Yesterday, dievca’s friend had a Memorial and Service to inter her ashes.

It was lovely. Friends of all ages and different phases came to celebrate. Siblings gave the realistic view of their sister with humor. dievca wore bright colors and listened with a smile. Her friend had set aside money for a buffet meal at a cafe across the street with an open bar. Great venue, good wine.

She was loved, is loved and will be remembered with love.

Why? What’s the difference between dievca’s aunt and dievca’s friend?

Her friend was open to new ideas, willing to try new things and try-on new viewpoints. She was able to accept change. She accepted people for who they are, not who she wanted them to be. She didn’t pass judgment. She stood up for what she felt was right and that would include the thought that all people should be treated fairly and equally. She gave in simple ways – nothing grandiose – an ear to listen, advice if asked, expertise if needed and company with silence, her time. Things that people truly need or want.

What dievca has learned:

Be yourself. Work to keep old friends and work to gain new friends. Enjoy life and share your Joy and knowledge. Mentor. Accept idiosyncracies and people/situations that make you step out and grow. Don’t stop moving. Life is to be experienced. not watched.


Just hand her the damn coffee.

Cafe Grumpy T-Shirt

Master forgot how grumpy His dievca is in the morning
if she doesn’t have coffee.

He kept laughing at her and saying,
‘Boy, someone is really grumpy without her coffee…’

Umm, that doesn’t help.

Just hand her the damn coffee.
No comments, please.


A deep deposit…

in the Family Karma bank.

Manhattan power outage 07/2019

The blackout last night came to roost on dievca’s doorstep.

dievca had power – Master had just left and had power up at His apartment. But, family members of the friend who passed, flew in and were scheduled to stay in a UWS hotel for the Memorial Service. No power.

No power = no AC, no lights, no food with one person in a wheelchair.  dievca called to check on them, they were in a cab and needed a place to go. So, dievca gave up her apartment to the Family and rode her bike up to Masters for the night.

That worked out fine.

The challenge was that she returned at 9 am and they weren’t out of bed. Then she made them breakfast with the random food she had. And then they stayed at dievca’s until 2:00 pm.

Her treat of having two days off in a row – washed away.

Speaking of wash, dievca needs to do the sheets and towels they used.

That’s Karma in the Karma bank, right?