Monday, September 14, 2020

Picture of Me

 

This is the day my second cousin I have never met came to visit me. He told me he wanted to take a picture and to step there. I had not completely turned around when he took my picture. I was struggling to get turned around. My pants are wrapped around my legs! I have my camera and mask in my hand. We had never seen each other until he was ready to leave. He left about one minute after this picture. We both wore masks in the house, and took off the masks to take each other's picture.

The back half of my second cousin's fifth wheel is behind me. 

The outfit is one of the Rafaella outfits I got after losing all my clothing. I am not crazy about my arms showing so as this outfit is cut back in the sleeves. Do you think some fluttery sleeves would improve the looks of the outfit? I bought a pair of pants cheaply in the same fabric to cut sleeves.  Sleeves would hide my fat arms. What do you think?

A woman I barely knew bought me four or five pairs of pants and 6 or 7 blouses at Belk's. None of the pants fit. Only one blouse fit and it was too sheer. So, I was able to get three Rafaella outfits. Otherwise, I would have nothing nice to wear anywhere. I was going to wear this to my reunion, but since Tommy wanted me to wear the black and white striped one, I did. He said it looked better. 

The blouse is cut at an angle in the front and the top is a bit flared, accommodating my hips...lol. This is me with not one speck of makeup. I have worn no makeup since March. 

20 comments:

  1. The picture didn't make it through on either my phone or my computer, but you described it so well that I feel I can see it anyway.

    I don't remember if I mentioned it at the time, but if the fellow was your first cousin's child he is not your second cousin. He is your first cousin once removed. He is second cousins with your children. (I know, I am an irritating nerd.)

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  2. I think I have put on makeup twice since mask wearing started. I’m guessing makeup sales have dropped.

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    1. Anne,
      I went to sluggy's blog--don't read this; it's boring, and she has me on her blog roll. It shows up there. And, I have seen it on other people's blog rolls. I am not sure why it is not showing up.

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  4. I can't see you! One of those little glitches we all run into, I'm sure.
    What was it like meeting your cousin? how long did he stay? what did you talk about? will you stay in touch?

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  5. kylie,
    Go to Don't read this, it's boring and click on my blog in sluggy's blog roll. I can see myself there, too. Let me know if that works. It was strange seeing family features I had never seen before. I think he only stayed an hour as he had plans to meet a long-time friend an hour north of here near the town where I did live. I straightened him out on who my father was and we discussed other relatives and how we were related. My father was one of twelve. A relative had died that I had wanted to speak to before he died! We have each other's phone numbers now and email addresses. We can now converse if we wish.

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  6. Because I had just had surgery in February, getting up and getting dressed, including makeup, was important to me. I wanted to in some way, trick myself into feeling better. Someone a long time ago said, "It's better to look good than to feel good," and while I'm not sure I hold to that belief, I do believe that having a routine while healing was important to me.

    Now I'm working from home and only put makeup on when I have a zoom meeting where my face will show. Or on Sundays when we go to church.

    Fun fact, a lot of women are only putting on eye makeup, as the mask covers the rest of the face. So I liken that to only shaving legs up to the knees for wearing a skirt! As little effort as possible.

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    1. I can see how you needed to get dressed and feel like things were the same with a routine. I had not heard that women were only putting on eye makeup. I quit that, too, because I would often get the mask on/in my eye as I tried to get it on my face. I get the leg shaving idea since I have done that.

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  7. I can't see your picture either (I even tried going through Sluggy's blog but still no picture!) That was so good that you got to meet your cousin. I hope you can stay in touch.

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  8. I need sluggy's blog addy so I can go see your picture.

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    1. https://simpleslug.blogspot.com/
      Then, find my blog. Rachel says she cannot see the picture there. but, I can. I wonder what is wrong.

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    2. it may not be "public" ...check the settings.

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  9. No picture. And I don't see your blog in the blog roll over at Sluggy's, just your old one. :(

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    1. meetsy,
      I think I deleted on comment from you. I am trying to figure it out. But, I did post successfully the video of grandson's performance.

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