dievca doesn’t know if it was the international travel, the surgery or this second round of travel.
she hit a wall.
The good news is that there is no pressing schedule and there is enough time to get things done with healing.
Taking it slow this morning.
BTW: The great grand RugRats loved the NYC bagels their Grand Aunt brought
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 😘)
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dievca found that her Stasher Stand Up was perfect for traveling. Clear for the Airport lines, studier than a ziplock, easy to seal and easy to wash. It comes in multiple colors incase you travel with Family and costs $21.99.
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The best pin-up position after knee surgery.
dievca’s been practicing for Master.
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
dievca got home from Europe and her knee was paining her quite a bit. A long Passport line (where a gentleman dropped with a seizure) and a heavy backpack/luggage didn’t help. Today, she caught up with Master, did her PT and has been stretching her legs to the best of her ability – it doesn’t really matter, the knee surgery is tomorrow. Please wish her luck! XO
Runs on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 around Noon. It can be a long parade/day, so you might be interested in wearing something comfortable from Polo Ralph Lauren:
So, The summer solstice was on June 21, 2022 and Midsummer is today, June 25th.
Which is truly the start of Summer?
The June Solstice is often referred to as the first day of summer, and yet celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year carry the name Midsummer, which is pretty confusing.
Midsummer and the summer solstice are used interchangeably, but they refer to different things.
The solstice is the beginning of the astronomical summer that has been celebrated since ancient times as the longest day of the year, whereas Midsummer now refers to numerous celebrations that are held over the solstice period, between June 19 and June 24, with both pagan and Christian origins.
With celebrations originating in ancient times as a festival for the summer solstice, this could be where the name comes from. Bonfires were lit up to ward off evil spirits as the sun turned southward.
Because the Earth actually takes 365.24 days to travel around the Sun we add an extra day every fourth year, we call this a Leap Year. This means the longest and shortest days vary from one year to the next.
The elliptical shape of the Earth’s orbit causes the lengths of the astronomical seasons to change and this mean it is difficult to compare climatological statistics consistently for a particular season.
This is where the meteorological seasons come in.
Meteorological dates mark the start and end of seasons for statistical purposes. Meteorologists split the year into four quarters, each made up of three months, based on the annual temperature cycle.
The length of the meteorological seasons are more consistent than the astronomical ones, so that we can observe, forecast and compare season statistics reliably from year to year.
- Autumn: September 1 – November 30
- Winter: December 1 – February 28
- Spring: March 1 – May 31
- Summer: June 1 – August 30
This means that for meteorologists it’s been summer since the beginning of June…
Honestly – the Joy of Summer was probably dictated by when your school let out!
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
dievca has moved north to stay with friends in Scandinavia for the second week of her vacation. she planned her packing around the option to do laundry at their house when she arrived. Running a full load is better than a small load so she gathered clothing from the family to fill the washing machine.
The first load of colored clothing was ready to hang outside to dry, and a tiny thong slipped out:
to drop into dievca’s hand. It’s from one of the daughters – who just got back from a trip to Spain with her boyfriend. dievca just started laughing. It’s been a long time, Babe, since dievca has worn such a tiny slip of lace. Ah, to be young, confident and tiny! XO
Sometimes when you travel the days blur, dievca lost that yesterday was a Monday.
So, the coffee love is coming a bit late:
Photo: dievca, Cappuccino in Porto, Portugal 06/2022
(click on photos to enlarge)
The origins of the city of Viseu date back to the Celtic period when it was called ‘Vissaîegobor’. With its Romanization, the settlement gained importance and was renamed ‘Vissaium’, being at the intersection of a series of Roman roads linking Mérida, 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
Summer sleeping in sensual silk.
Olivia von Halle Emeli in Green silk with a hint of sex in the fabric pattern.
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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 Mideõs Portugal 06/2022
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!
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.
Master flew out to Europe for Work this week.
dievca is going for Pleasure this weekend.
Both Master and His dievca will be gone for two weeks.
dievca packed for Master – easy peasy – He is in one place with laundry services.
dievca is having trouble with her packing as the climate will be warm and then cooler.
Her Plan (click on the photos for more detail):
In Vacation Mode:
Flight leaves in about 48 hours.
dievca’s rosé wine is honoring or cribbing the Bleeding Hearts Love Wall, NYC
So, dievca completed that New Jersey Wal-Mart run this weekend and she took time to wander around their clothing department. Why? Years ago, dievca’s favorite T-shirt came from Wal-Mart for $2.58 – she wore it to the woof~ so she always takes a moment to wander Women’s clothing for another inexpensive find.
Two items came to view!
Imagine dievca having a full-blown conversation with the sales lady at 7:30 am – all about the Free Assembly line and how it is selling out quickly. The fabric of this dress is amazing. The conversation informed dievca about what’s hot at a New Jersey Wal-Mart and what’s not. dievca loves to listen to people who are passionate about their jobs.
The second Dress is from their Scoop line. SCOOP NYC was a store in NYC and surrounding areas. It was “hot in the aughts”. They decided to close (Pre-COVID) and dievca still has some of their cashmere sweaters in her closet rotation. Anyways…the Scoop owners have been designing capsule collections for Walmart and every piece that dievca has picked up has been good (shorts, t-shirt, pants). Granted the quality is not as nice as the original SCOOP NYC, but the price is much better. This time, dievca choose their Black Linen-Blend Sundress with smocking ($40):
Two Summer Dresses for $68? Flattering fits? Nice Fabric?
Coffee Booty Dance from Montae
(Mongkon Sukmuang – Graphic Designer)
Transparent Pineapple and Avocado Bodysuits from DH Gate.
(other options include seashells, Conch shells, watermelon and roses)
PS. YES, YES, YES – Avocado is a Fruit, not a Vegetable, but it does have healthy unsaturated fat and isn’t sweet…
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
Restrained with a Belt:
Alexander Mc Queen – The Curve Bucket Bag is approximately $1400
Eulogy for a Veteran
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
Photo: from History.com, Burial at Sea – 1944
dievca’s right foot grew a half-size and her knee won’t last long with unpadded sandals.
So, the closet has gained some space.
The good news is that dievca has a friend who wears the same size sandals!
The rest will go to Goodwill.
The only replacement pair that dievca bought is … fugly:
Sometimes you need MJ and Soul Train to get you going in the morning!
It’s always nice to run into a BDSM store that caters to Dominant/submissive needs. ToBeHis creates luxury Day Collars and other jewelry – custom and stock for the BDSM community.
What impressed dievca is the availability of 14K Gold options – costly to stock if you are not a large outfit.
The Gold “very heavy” Eternity Ring Chain will run around $5K and the lock dievca admires is about $1.5K. Lovely for every day to honor your Sir or Madame.