Saturday, February 11, 2012

Self-Portraits 6-8

This first picture came to mind when Jill (The Sassy Pear) spoke about thinking she looked better than what her picture showed and when Kyra (Adventures in Fitness) gave a funny description on her latest post about her running.  I used to run jog slog before the plantar fasciitis and hip bursitis.  I thought I was doing wonderfully.  I felt so athletic.   Then I saw my shadow one morning.  It was like seeing the shadow of a parade float.  So, I totally related to the following photo:

Feb. 9
Danny and me at IKEA.  We had a good time in spite of
his head cold and my headache.  I love his smile.
Feb. 10
He's helping me with this self-portrait-a-day project.
I hadn't snapped any pictures and didn't know what to take.
We were returning from Walmart after buying fabric for my
daughter's dress.  I'm going to teach her how to sew with a pattern
and using the same sewing machine my mother and I learned on
(1961 Brother, lavender!).

Feb. 11
Now.  Saturday morning.  My son has the computer I am
allergic to.  Danny gave me the little red one as a gift --
much better.  But, I really don't like spending a lot of time
on the computer anymore.
(My headboard used to be our fence in Chicagoland).
BTW, thank you for the support on my last post as I waded through the initial shock of what I was seeing.


  1. I have that running picture on one of my Pinterest boards - I cracked up the first time I saw it! And yeah, I look like a duck when I run, but I run anyway and try not to think about it. :)

    I love it that Danny is helping you with the portraits. He seems to be having fun with it!

    LOVE that headboard - what a great idea!! Have a great weekend, sister! xoxo

    1. Thanks! This is so off subject, but I've yet to go on Pinetrest; I hear it's addicting.

  2. About 8 years ago, my inlaws were visiting and my mother in law sniped "So, what's with the limp?" To which I intelligently responded with "What limp?" (like Young Frankenstein "What hump?") - and my husband said "Mom, she's always had a limp, that's normal for her." I promptly lost my head and shouted "WHAT?!?!" I had NO idea I had a natural limp. Everyone confirmed it, including my mother with a "Oh honey, it's always been that way, we just never brought it up."

    And here I thought I had at least pulled off a couple sexy moments in heels, or even graceful ones like, oh say, walking down the aisle when I got married?!?!! Nope. My internal images were completely trashed. I am Igor. I just didn't know it! I don't even want to think about how I look when I run, it's probably something out of a Saturday Night Live skit. Ugh.

    I love these portraits you're doing, and it's so great Danny is helping you out (and showing up in them) too! My husband did help with the whole ball gown and power tool thing, but mostly because he couldn't believe that he came home to me rooting through the tools in a tiara. Otherwise, it'll take some sneaky maneuverings on my part to get him in mine...

    BTW - we lived in Chicagoland for a while as well. I didn't have a fence, but I had neighbors who liked to pound on walls!

    1. Great story...I can only imagine that moment. Actually, great storIES.

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