All About You (Krissie)

So, I’m skinny. Actually I’m not feeling wildly healthy right now (I think it’s the nasty Celebrex) but I haven’t been hungry (which exacerbates the feeling funky) so I got on the scale and I’m down another 2 pounds or so. 219. Haven’t been that low since 1994. It’s kind of nice to fit in all sorts of clothes, etc.

Spent the weekend on the Great Sewing Room Smackdown – mainly folding fabric into neat little sizes around comic book boards. That sounds utterly insane, doesn’t it? I’ll report more on Wednesday.

My BFF#2 (Jenny’s BFF#1) is arriving for a couple of weeks today, which is wonderful, except I want to finish this book. I’ll figure it out. Sally and I sew together, and talk together (we grew up in two insane families a couple of blocks away in Princeton, our grandfathers were both Princeton professors, our mothers were both certifiable). She’s like a member of my family, the only one left from that time, so spending time with her is important.

But I’m dying to finish this book. However, she’s got health issues too, so that’ll free me up.

I gotta balance those two things (Sally and Writing), I want to keep working on the sewing room, and I want to feel better, physically. I’m pretty good spiritually and mentally – been some hits (some minor, some major) but the kids are stable, Richie and I are in love and though we’re leaking money like a sieve (the kids) we’re okay. I even got to float in the pool a couple of days. If it’s pool weather Sally’s going to want me to exercise (ugh), but that’s okay. Anything for sunshine.

Oh, yeah, gotta join in a couple of nun songs from the Sound of Music this weekend (and rehearse this week) so that will be fun as well. I miss my people (other performers).

We’ve got leaves changing color. We really haven’t had a summer this year, which makes our endless winter even harder. We’ve got to figure out a cheap way to get away, but there’s that money/sieve problem. Anyone got any ideas?

So tell me, my darlings, what’s on your agenda? Are you getting into Autumn mode? EfterĂ„r in Danish, BTW.

As for me, I’m chuffed about the weight loss but need to make sure nothing else is going on. Maybe I’ll just jump on Richie and cuddle. You know what Richie looks like, right?



Ooops, that’s wrong. (A different lifetime).



9 thoughts on “All About You (Krissie)

  1. Lynda says:

    You look great, darling, and I love that picture of you and Richie. I have to admit that a certain part of me is a little envious of you two, even as I rejoice in the fact that you still have each other. Oh, well, everybody’s journey is different. So what is it that you are rehearsing for? Some kind of concert? Enjoy! And have a wonderful time with Sally. As for getting away on a budget, could you guys take a little road trip to someplace not that far away? Montreal? Just a thought. And I am very impressed that you are organizing your sewing room. I just look at mine and shudder. I still haven’t given up the notion of calling in a professional organizer, but I really don’t know how much that would cost– probably enough that I would feel ashamed of not doing it on my own.

  2. Wouldn’t asking a friend to help work? Someone who’ll have no truck with hoarding, and encourage you to keep moving and sorting? I’m remembering my sister-in-law coming to help me clear my mum’s bedroom. She could only be there for a day and a half, but in the first day we went through everything and took the bulk of it to a charity shop. I’m sure it would have taken me ages without her. And sorting your workroom (with no grief involved) could be a lot of fun with the right person, I imagine.

  3. Such a great picture of you and Richie. I need a copy of that to frame.

    Solution to problem: I get rich and put a guest suite in the basement so you guys can come stay. I’ll figure out something.

    You’re doing The Sound of Music?

  4. That is a gorgeous photo of you and Richie. Just keep doing what you’re doing. The older I get the more I believe in slow and steady wins the race. Enjoy Sally. The writing will always be there.

  5. Kieran says:

    Richie is a handsome guy! You look fantastic together! Congrats on the weight loss!

    I highly recommend the state park vacay, but get on it now for next year. They’re inexpensive and restful and fun. It takes a year usually to reserve a spot.

  6. Thea says:

    And if it’s a National Park or Monument, etc., you’d like to visit, purchase the $10 Senior Pass *Right Now* before the price rises to $80 mid-August.

  7. JenniferNennifer says:

    Hoping you feel both skinny and wildly healthy soon! Just started my summer “quit eating ice cream and fit in your jeans before fall” diet.

    Hope you are having fun with Sally and feeling productive.

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