Hello, my lovelies.
Still not feeling 100%. I did do an e-visit with Kaiser, who recommended a video visit, which I scheduled—but Kaiser’s video calls were failing the day of the visit. And then, I was feeling, you know, somewhat better, so I never rescheduled. But now, I’m still not 100% after…what has it been? Three weeks? So, I may try the video call again sometime this week. After I get my tattoo.
What? What was that? A TATTOO?
Yes, fair readers…I’m getting my first tattoo this week. TLR and I said that we would go get one together (her third) ‘after the pandemic’, but given that the pandemic is never going to be over, well, we decided to press on.
I’m getting a very special butterfly. Here’s the sketch that the tattoo artist did—
So, the butterfly is one of the MS symbols, and the spoon is…well, it’s a Spoon Theory thing. I know I’ve talked about Spoon Theory before, but if you haven’t heard about it, it’s a way that folks with invisible illnesses talk about units of energy. Instead of saying “are you too tired to make cookies,” we might say “do you have enough spoons to make cookies?”
The answer to that is always yes, btw. I’ll sit at a table to make cookies, wheeling myself back and forth to the oven, if it means that at the end I’LL GET COOKIES.
But I digress.
Looking for that butterfly in shades of pinks, aquas and light greens. Like this one…but with a spoon:
Of course, there is plenty of time to chicken out before the Wednesday appointment. Today, I’m…nervous but excited. More to come, I guess.
On the topic of cookies, I am going to make more of my mom’s famous sugar cookies today. I can’t seem to un-obsess myself with them since the holidays. And, no I can’t give you the recipe. She’d kill me. But they are…kind of a miracle.
Also, as I get my 100th follower (Hi, Matthew!), I just want to say thanks. I have had a dozen blogs in my life, and I never had more than three people reading any of them. So…100 is pretty great. I see you guys, and I love you. Seriously.
I’d even share those cookies, if there were a way to do it.
But, you know, not the recipe. There are limits to my love. ❤️
Also, this happened.
I read three books this week, all romance. I have an Alafair Burke thriller in the queue for next week, and I should think about next month’s book club selection, so I am not reading it four hours before the meeting.
But I know me, and I’ll be reading it four hours before the meeting. 🤷🏻♀️
So this week is interesting because I actually own two of these three books. You may remember that I get fully 95% of my books from either the library or from Kindle Unlimited. However, I did buy the entire Blue Moon series from Lucy Score when it was on sale late last year, all 8 books for $8. Even I will buy at that price! And the Sarina Bowen book…well, I love me some Sarina Bowen, and she caught me at a moment of weakness.
The Playboy Prince was *exactly* the book I expected it to be, a lovely little confection, some PWP goodness. The Best Men was fun, and steamy, and funny, and No More Secrets was…Lucy.
You guys know how I feel about Lucy. 💕
OK, that’s all from the 52 Bakery and Convalescence Wing.
Till next week, stay safe, wear a good mask, maybe buy a book (shocking, I know)…and if you can get your mom to share her secret recipe for something, I do recommend it.
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