you are tired
read between the lines
Photo: Alamy, tired-traveller-Beijing-International-Airport-China
Look, dievca’s Dad is older. He had a stroke/heart attack a few years ago and they determined they couldn’t operate. Blood flow efficiency was increased from 20% to 38% with drugs. His handwriting got better, he is walking/cleaning house/gardening/driving to the hardware store/taking care of Mom — doing really well.
Dad took a “header” last summer from the heat and perhaps a little bit of medications needing adjustment. A mess with a bleed out, broken neck and nose, etc. He got through it.
We went for his annual heart check-up:
Weight – the same
Blood work – good
Concerns with breathing/dizziness – none
range of motion – better
Heart efficiency – 45% (up a smidgen beyond the margins for error…)
The Doctor thought about it, looked at us and said, “just keep doing what you are doing..”
I think my Dad made his day.
In the end, what dievca is learning from her Dad is that no matter how bad it gets — we know that the act of trying to work through problems may not always be successful, but sometimes it is…
And that is a beautiful thing.
So keep trying, against the odds.
and Happy Father’s Day. XO
At 12:00 Noon.
It was coming down pretty heavy.
Parade started at 1:00 pm – rain or shine.
Apparently Mermaids don’t melt.
At 4:00 pm?
It was a Maine lobster town— each morning boatloads of hands pushed off for granite quarries on the islands, and left dozens of bleak white frame houses stuck like oyster shells on a hill of rock, and below us, the sea lapped the raw little match-stick mazes of a weir, where the fish for bait were trapped. Remember? We sat on a slab of rock. From this distance in time it seems the color of iris, rotting and turning purpler, but it was only the usual gray rock turning the usual green when drenched by the sea. The sea drenched the rock at our feet all day, and kept tearing away flake after flake. One night you dreamed you were a mermaid clinging to a wharf-pile, and trying to pull off the barnacles with your hands. We wished our two souls might return like gulls to the rock. In the end, the water was too cold for us.
The write-up in Mashable:
The handmade item can be purchased here. (etsy)
The above Creation was shared by someone who has a great sense of humor and is a lovely writer (and person). You can find her, here. Thanks, Ret!
dievca saw a pair of shorts she fell in love with (gallery at the bottom).
Yes, they were on the runway – but they are a serious investment.
dievca bought her last pair of shorts three years ago…
Here’s some of her “go to” shorts and what they cost…
…should she make the investment?
Marissa Webb “Marie” lace-up shorts in olive $398, at IfChic
This could be interesting for presentation or an absolute disaster…
Does it hit the “top” for my GLITTER GLAMOURS?!?!
Apparently it is in the 2017 Music Festival clothing kit~
(is it like sand? does it get in weird places?)