Lani: Best Friends

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When I grow up, I wanna be the one on the left. And yes, it’s because of the polka dots.

This week, for fucked or fab, which of these ladies did you need to channel in order to make it through?

39 thoughts on “Lani: Best Friends

  1. I guess the ‘onwards and upwards’ one. My landlady phoned on Easter Sunday morning, to tell me they’re moving back here from Hong Kong at the end of June. So suddenly I’ve got to find a new home. Had to cancel Open Studios (in June), and have taken today off to get my head straight – had American cousins staying for Easter, so I haven’t been able to think straight. (Fun to see them, though, and at least I now know what peeps are.)

    I’ve already had a possibility suggested to me – a cottage on an estate. Worried it’ll be too feudal, though. Today I want to let myself dream, and through that get clear on what’s really essential for my new home. I’ve been here nine years, which is good going (in the UK you only have two months’ security of tenure once the initial six months is over). Hope I can find somewhere I can make a garden; and where there are neighbours I can make friends with.

  2. *hugs* Jane. The cottage on an estate sounds heavenly to me. Of course, my only experience of the UK is through books by Katie Fforde and folks like her.

    Good luck!

  3. Love the polka dots but I do believe I’m the lady in Brown – ready for the fight – but in the funnest way imaginable.

    I’m for the cottage on the estate as well. I love the UK. Wants so badly to return and visit again, but all my relatives have passed away.

    Sending FGBVs for you to find the best imaginable situation JaneB.

  4. Micki says:

    April Fool’s Day started Sunday afternoon, and it just keeps going. Some really good stuff mixed in, but I feel the universe is playing some sort of cosmic joke.

    Fab: we had our annual seminar, and there was a lot of good material presented! And it’s always such a relief when it’s all over.

  5. PS. Don’t give up on your UK family too soon, Kate. Surely there are descendants? The cousins who came for Easter are the great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of my Great-Uncle Fred, who emigrated to New England in 1902. Two of my grandmother’s brothers and her sister went to America, leaving her and one brother behind. We’re still in touch with many of their descendants – more than they’re in touch with each other, in fact.

  6. I’m totally channeling the lady in the polka dots–I need some silly. Working hard on revisions and rewrites and trying very hard not to overbook any work. Promising myself a more laid-back summer that focuses on book releases and promo and fun with the lake folks and Grandboy.

    Today, I’m going up to help Dee clean her house–she’s hanging in there and her spirit is inspirational in spite of the cancer that’s ravaging her insides. Another dear friend, Di, just started chemo last week for a reoccurance of breast cancer…. Is it my time of life or what? My friends are being attacked by wicked cancer on all fronts. Please keep both ladies in your thoughts and prayers, dear ReFabbers. I need my menopause fairies to be strong and healthy!

  7. JulieB/Julie Spahn says:

    Love them both. This week I had to channel the lady with the “Keep fighting!” fist. But we saw a neurologist yesterday for the oldest kid who may have a simple answer for her that (we hope) will take care of three ills with one stone. If so, I think I will be able to wear my polka dots soon. 🙂

  8. Old age: If you can eat it or fight it, blow a raspberry at it and walk away.

    Paraphrasing doggy philosophy: if you can eat it or f-ck it, piss on it an walk away.

    I used fight because of the raised fist, but if you wanna use the other… the choice is yours.

  9. Deb says:

    I’m definitely the brawling lady in brown today. Dealing with a twit of a coworker who is arguing about a policy that has been in place forever. It’s not even a policy that I set. Don’t know why he sends me over the edge–I don’t care if the idiot gets reimbursed or not.
    Grrrr.

  10. My grandmother left the UK in 1929 for America, and somewhere over the years, for whatever reason, lost complete touch with her family back home. I’m sure I have relatives over there somewhere. Hope to find them some day!

  11. I’m definitely the woman in brown, partially because I’d wear her outfit and partially because I’m feeling scrappy.

    Good luck to Jane, healing vibes to Nan’s friends, and hope JulieB gets the answer she wants. Good vibes all around.

    I’m having a Fab week since words are making it on the page. At the same time, I’ve dropped the ball on other things twice in the last few days. I’m blaming the headache I’ve had for weeks now. It’s starting to take a toll.

  12. Eileen A-W says:

    Fab – it’s spring break. WTF – I’m sick withan awful chest cold. I love those ladies!!! I want to be just like them when I’m old & gray. Good vibes to all!!

  13. I’m definitely the lady in brown but want to be the lady in polka dots. However, I do think there are polka dots making their way into next weekend. Something to look forward to, because I’m tired of battling.

    Good luck with re-locating Jane. I’m sending powerful healing vibes to those in need.

  14. Lois says:

    For me it has to be the gal pulling up the legs on her shorts – because I remember doing that as a little girl and this made me smile.

    It has been a pretty f*#ked week. First the dog getting into chocolate, the emergency vet, the charcoal and IVs, and missing most of my daughter’s birthday because of it. The shelf/drawer of baking supplies that fell on my toe. Having to wear grippers on my boots to get out of the driveway since it is all ice. 0 last night and more snow predicted for Saturday.

    But on the fab side: the dog is fine, the toe is healing (and that cabinet is sorted and cleaned), and the sun is out!

  15. Liz H. says:

    The fab is definitely that there is sun in Edinburgh! And if you don’t sit still, the wind isn’t that noticeable, an it’s almost warm (sorta. kinda). But- Sun!

    The sun is also the fucked of the week. With the time change over the weekend it’s already not setting until after 8 pm, and getting later every day. I deal fairly well when it sets at 3:30 during the winter, but this is messing with my head. Can’t fall asleep until after 1, and I’m tired (and cranky :p ).

    Anyone who wants a UK visit is more than welcome to come visit me. Company is always welcome. I charge in NY pizza- 1 slice per person per week, lol. (Seriously though, visitors are really welcome.)

  16. Redwood Kim says:

    I’m nearly always the brown lady – sometimes I”m scrapping, sometimes I’m shouting, go go go!
    WTFab: I sold some stock and the tax returns came in. Added to the bonus we got last month, and all of a sudden, we are flush. It has been a long, long time since we had this feeling.
    WTFab: A local gym ran a benefit for two police officers that were killed earlier this year: free gym membership for the rest of the year. I bought one for both my husband and myself, plus I got a deal on six training sessions that also knocked my 2014 membership down to $25 a month. The real kicker? Free childcare. I signed up for a 10K in July. I’m on my way, baby!

  17. Redwood Kim says:

    I’m nearly always the brown lady – sometimes I”m scrapping, sometimes I’m shouting, go go go!
    WTFab: I sold some stock and the tax returns came in. Added to the bonus we got last month, and all of a sudden, we are flush. It has been a long, long time since we had this feeling.
    WTFab: A local gym ran a benefit for two police officers that were killed earlier this year: free gym membership for the rest of the year. I bought one for both my husband and myself, plus I got a deal on six training sessions that also knocked my 2014 membership down to $25 a month. The real kicker? Free childcare. I signed up for a 10K in July. I’m on my way, baby!

  18. Hey! We could do a swap. The UKers could come visit me in Vermont, and I could come to the UK and visit all you guys. I’m good with this. In fact I think it’s a FAB idea.

  19. Cindy says:

    I’m a little of both. I’m playful, but ready to scrap if needed. 😉

    It’s been an amazing week. We spent Easter with my family, and my oldest brother announced that they are doing their annual trip to Mexico. He and his wife, my other brother and his wife all go to Mexico at least once a year in the summer. And my oldest brother said that he really wants us to go. And he understands our financial situation, and he’s willing to pay for everything. He’s offered many times, but this is the first time that kiddo’s well enough to allow for it. We’re considering it. And I’ve always wanted to go with them…as I’ve mentioned before, I have SO much fun with my sister-in-law. Oh yeah, and a week in Mexico with hubby and no kids, sounds really lovely. 🙂 I’ve spent all week thinking about this opportunity.

  20. Maine Betty says:

    WTF- I’m waiting for a job offer that appears to be in the offing*. Other, more expensive, people in our office have been notified that they won’t be offered a contract. Some people have been offered crap money. I need at least what I’m making now. So….WTF. let me know!

    WTFab – a actual blue bird was perched on my little bird feeder yesterday, right outside me window. What an honor!

    *in the offing? Do I mean offing?
    offing: The part of the sea visible from shore that is very distant or beyond anchoring ground.
    Idiom:
    in the offing
    1. In the near or immediate future; soon to come: with exams finished and graduation in the offing.
    2. Nearby; at hand.

    I guess I do.

  21. Sounds good to me. I live 3 miles from the ocean. If you don’t mind concrete floors, a moody (female) teen, two cats, and a hyper yorkiepoo, come on over.

  22. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I love Edinburgh. Tall Boy and I were there a couple of years ago and we both felt like we didn’t have nearly enough time to poke around the city. Every time I get emails from Tourism Scotland or whatever it’s called I want to break into the reno/emergency fund and just go.

    Actually, I love all of Scotland. We crossed the border and it was like all my Scottish ancestors were waiting for me and wondering what took me so long to come visit.

  23. I tell you what would make this work for me – I’d love the company, but if you hired a car and were independent during the day, then we could get together over dinner. Taking visitors on tours would be too much of a time eater. But if my new place has a spare room, and you’re happy to be independent, I’m in!

  24. I’m pretty much always channeling the polka dots, as I’m always ready with a wink and a wiggle, or sticking my tongue out at somebody. Yes, I am this many *holds up four fingers, not all on the same hand*

    Hugs and FGBVs and strength and love to everyone and verily, fuck cancer.

  25. Mary M. says:

    I have wanted to be more fierce, bold, and brave. I’m going with the lady on the right. Rawr! 🙂

  26. I didn’t see the woman in the brown suit as ready to fight. She’s pointing her thumb at herself as if saying, “check me out. I am all kinds if awesome. ”

    This picture makes me think that they should have LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It”‘booming in the background.

  27. Jill says:

    I like the Lady on the Left for her nanie nanie ne nah attitude. But I needed the Lady on the Right for her I’ll poke trouble in the nose stance.

  28. Micki says:

    Oh wouldn’t that be wonderful? An international chain of informal writer/reader B&Bs (-:. I live in a very scenic part of Japan, so my futons are your futons . . . .

  29. Jennifer says:

    The one pointing her finger (interesting how we all have different descriptions of her, eh?).

    I am gearing up for a battle with my mother. I need to take a trip of a lifetime (which everyone else, including Mom, has bailed out on going with me)…which means that I will not be spending that most sacred and holy of days next to her birthday (note: which is 2 days before this), Mother’s Day, with her at all. She still complains to this day (most recently last Sunday) about The Year We ABANDONED HER on Mother’s Day, because my dad got annoyed one year and took off with me when I was a little kid.

    Oh, there will be fights. I will never hear the end of how I ABANDONED HER ON MOTHER’S DAY…only this time I chose to and was older than age 8. Fighting and screaming and crying will ensue. But I have to do it, even if this is the price I pay until I die.

    So, fighting ornery spirit and not caving will be necessary.

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