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Wardrobe Triage

Trauma to Tranquility

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If you saw my post on Saturday you know that my son, Arian, was rushed to the emergency room with a back sprain. After convalescing at my place he is still on the mend and comfortably back at his home.

I wanted to thank everyone who reached out to inquire and extend well-wishes to Arian I greatly appreciate your kindness. Needless to say, having to babysit my grandson and son over the past couple days, I’m still a little frazzled but looking forward to tomorrow.

My friend Marcel, artist extraordinaire, is also a gifted photographer, writer, speaker and now that I think about it I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do he’s so awesome. Out of the blue I messaged him through Facebook last week we scheduled a call, and set up the photo shoot for tomorrow afternoon.

In preparation and anxious anticipation I go to my closet to choose several outfits, it’s then I discover my issues. I can’t fit most of my clothes as I still have a way to go to reach my goal weight, and I’m a little disgusted to find I have fewer colors than what I originally thought. Not one to give up easily I think to myself “I need help” so I call my cousin Chae (pronounced Shay).

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Chae is one of the funniest people I know. Every time I’m around her she always has the zaniest stories to tell and we just laugh till our sides hurt. Chae has always been an unapologetic foodie and was so committed to her love affair with food she almost choked to death eating a meatball sandwich.

Before Chae begins her emphatic account she tells me she needs me to understand that these sandwiches are categorically unsurpassed. She came home late from work with her elite take-out sandwich in tow. She sneaks into her garage and begins to wolf down her meal but in the midst of eating she starts to choke. Since her husband and kids don’t know she’s home yet they aren’t aware of her distress. She eventually dislodged the obstruction but the crazy thing is once she did she felt honor bound to finish every last bite because she didn’t want to share it with the hubby and kids. So I knew if nothing else got accomplished yesterday I would at the very least have my own comedic entertainment.

After trying on several combinations of clothes I now have 3 outfits and accessories for the photo shoot. While I wish I could wear some of my spring-like attire, looking like a stuffed cabbage is not the look I’m going for. If all goes well, I’ll have some good pictures to post within the next couple weeks.

Since I am unable to wear some of my favorite springtime colors I have uploaded a beautiful Hydrangea that reminds me of the breathtaking Nairobi blue Prada gown Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Oscars.

Have a great day!!

“When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.” ~Cecil Selig

5 thoughts on “Wardrobe Triage

  1. Hi Steph, sorry for not being on here in a few days. Not feeling great, a flare. Just wanted to say, I hope you son is doing better. Is he ok. Isn’t emergency room a misnomer? or did they take him right away?
    In regards to your spring outfits, I can’t wait to see you in them. I have one on today, florals included. I love flowers, and my Brahmin handbag is close to the color of your hydrangea pic as well. xo jess

    1. Hi Jess, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been experiencing another flare.

      My son is doing very well now thank you. Yeah, he was in the er for most of the day and was quite grouchy when he came to my place.

      Today is opening day for the Pirates and it’s supposed to go up into the 70s. If this morning is proof for what the remainder of the day will be like it’s going to be gorgeous!! This past winter was so wearying and I can’t wait to get into lighter clothing.

  2. In so sorry about your son. I have been trying to do some spring cleaning while the girls are on spring break, so I have not been catching up on my blog reading. I hope he recovers soon!

    Chars story of choking sounds scary and reminded me of the time I choked on a lettuce leaf – sounds weird to say that but it covered my throat in such a way it was so hard to dislodge.

    Good with finding some nice things for the photo shoot.


    1. Sorry, “Chae”…I am typing on the iPod. Small keyboard.

      1. No worries Casey, my brother was just saying that the keyboard on his iphone is too small.

        Your lettuce leaf choking sounds very scary I couldn’t imagine it. I know Chae was scared when it happened but her retelling of it was comical because she had these exaggerated facial expressions and was serious about not wanting to share it. I’m am glad that she was okay and of course was able to make light of the situation. It could have been a real tradegy.

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