Traveling, again.

Yep, with the knee still wrapped, dievca is heading west to what Master calls “Flyover Country”.¬† she will be consolidating storage units (with good help), seeing family and friends, taking Mom and Dad’s ashes to Mass, etc.

The corn should be knee high by the 4th of July!

dievca might even get a chance to attend a Midwestern small town 4th of July Parade.

What are you up to for Independence Day? (USA located viewers ūüėė)

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and how are You?

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Years ago, dievca’s Mom had rotator cuff surgery.¬† The surgeon came out and said that it was much worse than he expected. Basically, he didn’t recognize her pain was legitimate when Mom stated it.

Once upon a time, dievca was an elite athlete.¬† Her sense of pain or toleration of pain is skewed.¬† Sometimes, she can’t judge if something is really bad because she’s pushed through the pain for so long. When she went to the orthopedic surgeon dievca was glad that her knee locked up on the examination table – it proved she wasn’t a lunatic.¬†

Apparently, when the surgeon got into her knee to remove the bone chips, he got more than he bargained for with the osteoarthritis of the knee cap and took the extra time to clean it up.  

So, was dievca like her Mother and her pain wasn’t taken seriously? Or has dievca been pushing through and couldn’t state her pain clearly because she might have read it wrong?

Anyways, dievca had a good night.¬† she’s taking the meds as directed – not desperate for them at all. Her leg can straighten, bend and take weight, the pain is in the quad more than the knee at this point.

Master asked her how she felt about the surgery – and she answered, “hopeful”.

OK, enough! dievca’s Mom always said its boring for other people to listen to your ailments~

Let’s switch – How are you?¬†

Photo: dievca – looking like and Easter Egg. The yellow socks really made her happy. 06/2022


A little knee humor for surgery day~

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Prepping for Midsommar

dievca’s friend had a delivery from her Father – new potatisar (potatoes) and jordgubbar (strawberries) from their Summer House garden.¬† We have a dill plant, chives in the garden, sour cream and pickled herring.¬† Lamb will be on the grill.

The traditional accompaniment is a cold beer and schnapps.

dievca’s task? Scrub the potatoes…

photos: dievca – Scandinavia 06/2022


A vivid dream

Spooned
early morning
naked
backing up
Joy


Missing a day~

Sometimes when you travel the days blur, dievca lost that yesterday was a Monday.

So, the coffee love is coming a bit late:

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Photo: dievca, Cappuccino in Porto, Portugal 06/2022


The Gardens of Santar


Built on a Rock – Viseu

(click on photos to enlarge)

The origins of the city of Viseu date back to the¬†Celtic¬†period when it was called ‚ÄėVissa√ģegobor‚Äô. With its¬†Romanization, the settlement gained importance and was renamed ‚ÄėVissaium‚Äô, being at the intersection of a series of Roman roads linking¬†M√©rida,¬†Lisbon, and¬†Galicia.

Viseu is associated with Viriathus, since it is thought that the Lusitanian hero may have been born in this region. After the Roman occupation of the peninsula, under the Visigoths, the settlement was elevated to the status of city and to the seat of a diocese by at least the 6th century.

Viseu is a regional economic hub with a strong wine industry and is the seat of international conglomerate Visabeira. The city is also a cultural center, home to the nationally acclaimed Grão Vasco Museum, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Viseu, and center of national universities, including the Catholic University of Portugal.

(Thank You to Wiki)

Photos: dievca, Viseu Portugal – 06/2022


Last Evenings’ Super Moon Rising

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Did you shake your wallet at the Strawberry Full Moon?

May you come in to money!

Photo: dievca – Full Moon over Mide√Ķs Portugal 06/2022


Made it

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Flight was Amazing!

Passport control – Hell… 3 hours in the line.

Missed train and couldn’t rebook because all was sold out on a Sunday… dievca’s friend had to drive 3 hours to pick her up.

The Eco – Lodge is a paradise.  Fresh lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, apricots, raspberries, nectarines all for the picking.  32 C (90F) during the day beside the pool, dropping to 19C (66F) during the night..

Can you find the house (left) and the edge of the pool (right) in the photo above?  It’s taken from down below by the fruit trees!

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Uma bica, por favor~

Bica-Coffee-Portugal

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The Start of Summer

Hilda Beach Tube

Warm summer sun,
    Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
    Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
    Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
    Good night, good night.

MARK TWAIN


Cheeseburger in Paradise ūüćĒ

Master will be rolling His eyes this morning – but Presenting would be a good bit of fun as a Cheeseburger with Jimmy Buffet in the background.

Eat a little Meat…a sensual treat!


Jimmy Buffet would roll through dievca’s hometown every summer and it was an easy concert to get to ~ ~ outdoor seating and cheesy fun. ūüßÄ

Holy Cats Batman!  It appears that Jimmy Buffet is still performing!  A full Summer Roster of Concerts!

Go, Jimmy, Go!

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french-fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well, good God almighty which way do I steer?


Getting the Day started!

Coffee Booty Dance by Montae on Dribble

Coffee Booty Dance from Montae
(Mongkon Sukmuang – Graphic Designer)


A moment with New Jersey

dievca runs to New Jersey every couple of months to hit Wal-Mart for staples (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) Her early morning trip is taking place after a long weekend of work – she survived.

To celebrate her time heading to NJ (and dealing with crazy drivers) plus surviving work, dievca invites you to join her with Jersey Girl, Gloria Gayner (Newark, NJ) in singing a fabulous disco-era anthem.

Good Morning! XO


Smell the Roses

As dievca made her way to the composting area along the Hudson River there was a double blossom rosebush that gave off the most delightful of smells:

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The composting guy has a passion for what he does and he explained the various plants grown by the volunteers to the Hudson Riverway Park.¬† In return, dievca was able to share the breakdown of corn starch packing materials via composting –> Carbon Dioxide and Water…¬†

Equals Happiness.

XO

Photo: dievca – Hudson River Greenway 06/2022


NYC – experiencing Thunderstorms

Getting to Times Square is a trick when you can’t ride your bike because of the thunderstorms.
Getting a cab is a trick when it’s raining and your PT session is at 7 pm in Times Square.
dievca was opting for a canoe.

Photo: Myrna Loy rows a canoe down a flooded street, circa 1925 Hulton Archive -Getty Images


Still working on a Saturday

Sometimes you need MJ and Soul Train to get you going in the morning!


A Fool For Your Stockings

Stockings Vintage

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Inspired by The Muscleheaded Blog

The video is age-restricted, but click on the link below and you will be taken there if you are of age~

A FOOL FOR YOUR STOCKINGS – ZZ TOP


A moment for cheesy~

Sometimes you have to kick back and enjoy the ride!
At this moment we are going ‘old school’. XO
Sending love,
your dievńća


And they WON!

(Click on Photos for a larger view of the OT goal.)

dievca was the lucky recipient of a last-minute offer to see the NY Rangers play Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s always a treat to catch live hockey, but the game was tight and the energy in MSG (Madison Square Garden) was ROCKING!

The Rangers will be facing the Carolina Hurricanes, next. They are a good team – we will see.

Fingers crossed.ūü§ě

Photos: dievca NYC 05/2022


Collecting Yourself

Sometimes it is a reach to collect yourself for the day,
the night,
an event,
the week,
a month,

for Life.

dievca was having a little bit of trouble today.
XO


Miss May with Al Moore

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Born in Illinois, AI Moore played college football at Northwestern University and professional football with the Chicago Bears. After attending classes at Chicago’s Art Institute and Academy of Art, he opened a commercial art studio in New York in the late 1930s. By the mid-1940s, his clients included major companies like Galey and Lord, Beauty Counselors, the Viscole Corporation, and Champion Spark Flags.

During the war years, Moore painted posters for the government and also took on assignments from Gold cigarettes, Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, and Collier’s.

Advertising work for U.S. Rubber, Nash automobiles, and Coca-Cola led, in 1946, to Moore’s breakthrough assignment – he was chosen by Esquire to replace¬†Alberto Vargas, the most popular pin-up artist of the day. Among Moore’s triumphs at the magazine was his creation of the Esquire Girl, his answer to the Varga Girl; the 1948 Esquire calendar (with Ben-Hur Baz and others); front covers in 1948 and 1949; and the rare honor of painting the entire 1949 and 1950 calendars himself. By 1950, his two-page gatefolds in Esquire were collected by millions of Americans.

Moore contributed four pinups and a centerfold print to Brown & Bigelow’s Ballyhoo Calendar for 1953, which was as huge a success as the work of¬†Gil Elvgren¬†for the previous year’s calendar. In the 1950s, his corporate clients included contemporary Munsingwear, Hertz Rent-a-Car, and the McGregor Corporation. During the same years, his illustrations appeared in American Magazine, Woman’s Home Companion, McCall’s, and Woman’s Day, and he painted several front covers for The Saturday Evening Post. As an active member of the Society of Illustrators, Moore was asked to paint the poster for the society’s 1959 exhibition; it was such a success that both Pan American Airlines and Germaine Monteil Perfume also commissioned posters for their national marketing campaigns.

When photographs started to replace artwork in magazines and advertising, Moore decided to retire and pursue fine-art painting, including portrait commissions, Shortly after he moved to Crawford, Colorado, he accepted a commission from the United States Olympic Committee for three paintings for their world headquarters that would call attention to the problem of illegal steroid use by athletes.

Al Moore biography borrowed from The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G Martignette & Louis K Meisel.

A HUGE “Thank You” to the ThePin-UpFiles.


Running to the Doctor

Knee Dr.

So, do you think they can take an MRI of the Right and Left -Hips, Knees, and Ankles?

Up the Chain and Down the Chain?


Hmmm- looks interesting~

MKV-2-0-Knee-massager-electronic-vibrating-heating-knee-massage-machine-2sm-woman_480x480Massage, Magnetism, Heat, and Caffeine!


feeling a little 80’s – right now

Master laughs at His dievca’s penchant for 80’s synthesizer hits.¬† What can she say? she’s an 80’s Throwback – a product of Generation X:

  • They’re Expert DIY-ers. …
  • Their Sartorial Style Is Decidedly Dressed-Down. …
  • They’ve Got the Whole Work-Life Balance Thing Down Pat. …
  • They Tech-Savvy‚Ķ But Not Tech-Dependent. …
  • They’re Fiercely Independent.
  • They’re Fiercely Attached To Their Music AND Don’t Really Care If You Like It Or Not.

Lyrics:

You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street
And the lights are flashing on your window sill
All alone ain’t much fun so you’re looking for the thrill
And you know just what it takes and where to go

Don’t save a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
No don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after

Feel the breeze deep on the inside look you down into the well
If you can you’ll see the world in all his fire
Take a chance like all dreamers can’t find another way
You don’t have to dream it all, just live a day

Don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
No don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after

Pretty looking road I try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin
Don’t ask me why I’ll keep my promise I’ll melt the ice
And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
But fear is in your soul
Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise

Don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it til the morning after
No don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after
Save it ’til the morning after (doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Save a prayer ’til the morning after
Save a prayer ’til the morning after
Save a prayer ’til the morning after
Save a prayer ’til the morning after
Save a prayer ’til the morning after
Save a prayer ’til the morning after


Turn that frown upside down

So, do the lips rotate to a hint of a smile after an orgasm?


Singing in the Rain!

Photo: NYC Midtown 04/2015
And dievca’s favorite version of Singing in the Rain featuring Kurt Browning!


“What’s Your Poison?”

Coffee Maker Tee

Tee Shirt available on Etsy $28

dievca is doing the coffeemaker with an unbleached filter.
Master is using the Chemex Pourover.

What is your mode of delivery for caffeine?