Trauma to Tranquility
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).
Tangled Web Weaving
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