Yay it is Friday! – Fridays are consistently the day most of us look forward to each week and that’s even more true during the summer months. I am taking the day off from projects and am sharing five things with you today about myself that you may not know. I call them my Friday Musings. A few things that go beyond blogging and DIY projects, although No. 2 is sort of a DIY project in a new way for me. :-)
My newest obsession…I can’t get enough of Grace and Frankie.
My extended family was in Denver over the Memorial Day weekend for my niece’s wedding. We stayed at my brother’s house. While there, my youngest daughter told my sisters and I that we had to watch Grace and Frankie…that we would love it. We watched the first two episodes on her laptop.
My daughter was right, we loved it! As soon as I got home on Monday night, I signed up for a free 30-day Netflix subscription so I could watch the rest of Season One. If you haven’t seen it, it is a new Netflix show. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin still have it and are so funny.
The show is about two women in their 70’s who are forced to start over after their husbands tell them they are gay and leave them for each other. Grace and Frankie move out of their homes and into a beach house together. Jane Fonda is Grace, who is high maintenance while Lily Tomlin’s character, Frankie is a yoga loving hippie. The acting, the plot, the decor in the beach house… I loved it all. Season Two… please hurry!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that while I was cutting tulips last week to put in a vase, my pinky finger got in the way of the scissors’ path. When I realized that I nearly chopped off the end of my pinky and saw blood spurting from it, I knew a Band-Aid was not going to be enough. I tried to stay calm and play it cool, but a trip to the ER and stitches were in order.
The stitches were to come out this week. When I called my doctor to make an appointment to have them removed, the office was closed for the day. I couldn’t wait another day since the stitches were becoming very uncomfortable, so I did a little DIY stitch removal myself. It was not as hard as I thought thanks to a few of my at the ready DIY tools… tiny scissors, a pair of pliers and a magnifying glass. I will spare you a photo of my pinky, but it will be back to normal soon. :-)
I love to be outdoors whenever possible. In the warmer months of the year you will find me walking for an hour every morning before it gets too hot. I like to start my day this way. Some of my best ideas come to me when I am out walking by myself. I like the solitude. This path is on one of the routes I take.
About 8 years ago when I was working in retail display and running around a store all day, I found my body would get out-of-line. My sister told me to get orthotic inserts for my shoes. I looked into them and bought them at Walmart. I had a few pairs and placed them in all my shoes. They helped tremendously and I have never been without a pair since then except if I am wearing sandals.
Fast forward to a foot injury I received when bike riding last fall that sent me to a podiatrist. My foot is fine now, but as I was chatting with the doctor I told him I wanted to do everything possible to keep my feet happy and my body in line as I get older so I don’t wear out my knees and hips. What could I do now to prevent that from happening? He told me to stay active and Orthotics.
What I was already using was fine, but custom-made for my feet would be even better. I am so glad my insurance paid for one custom pair. All I can say is….WOW!
I feel like I walk in a whole different way now… a better way. Every part of my body feels in line all the way up to my neck. I have a spring in my step that I never had before. If you find your body alignment feels off, I highly recommend getting a pair, even the basic store-bought ones can do wonders.
I get many questions about blogging, decorating, painting, and chalk paint, but the most asked question I have gotten in my life is…“What’s it like to be a twin?”. It is all I have ever known, but it is pretty special having a built-in buddy. We are identical down to still having the same baby tooth that never fell out.
This is a recent photo of us that one of my daughters took about a month ago. I am on the right with the pink shoes. People who know us have learned to tell us apart by my sister’s cowlick in her bangs. My bangs fall straight down.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me beyond the projects I post.
Happy Friday…Happy Weekend!