Friday, March 23, 2012

PINK DICKIE...finding the good

Hi darlings, ya know how ya try to look at the good in everything even though things seem to be absolutely hectic?  Well that is what I have decided to do ever since my surgery which was 10 days ago.   I failed to tell you that my husband scheduled the painter to be here on the day of the surgery(luckily he is a friend who helped us with the dogs while we were at the hospital).  The entire week of my recovery I hid from him in my bedroom as I looked and felt atrocious.  Every time he(rick) did happen to see me pass from the kitchen back to the bedroom,  he shook his head and said "that's a shame".  He felt bad for me all huddled over riddled with PAIN, AND I MEAN PAIN.   That was last week.   Prior to all of this, my husband and I removed our hallway wallpaper which leads to a guest bedroom and bathroom which is why we had the painter brighten it up because it was such a dimly lit space that had 3 brown doors in it.  One door leading to the basement, another to the the guest bedroom and last one to the adjoining bathroom.  Fine right?  This week of recovery, and believe me, I am still being grateful and thanking God the whole time, my lovely husband scheduled a kitchen remodel.  This is my kitchen pictured above.  I have 3 workmen, who I now consider friends, here for 8 hours a day while I am living in my bedroom with 5 pets and doing my dishes in the bathroom sink and ordering dinner out every night.  Fun right? Meanwhile, I had to let them know that I was recovering from surgery and would help out as foreman (haha) as much as I could.  My entire house with the exception of the bedroom I am living in is covered in thick drywall dust and I don't care right now.  I am still blessed in more ways than I could ever imagine and after having read all of your amazing comments and tearing up at times, I'm even more fortunate to know a lot of exceptional people.  I know this is long but looking past the dust, clutter, pain, anxiety, feeling out of the loop,  booby scars that will eventually fade, isolation at times, I still see light and can find beauty in things surrounding me.  We have to look for the good, the light, the whole picture and see beyond what is right in front of us that  may seem  insurmountable.  My husband Rob, is still the bomb diggity...don't get me wrong.  Just a lot going on right now. 

Guest bedroom pillows....

Favorite piece of Roseville pottery, gift from my husband...

Vintage dress that will hopefully fit my top part now....

Vintage purse on freshly painted hallway door....

Pretty sheet music that needs to be framed...

flea market finds in guest bedroom marked $55.00 each but snagged them for $5.00


Timothy Winter Kitty...protector of the alpacas

The sweetest little pink thrifted Dickie...i am laughing right now

The lace collar on this makes me want to frame it!!  What is going on in your world?  Would love to hear about what you are loving, dealing with or finding goodness in?  Also, happy weekend.  I may do an outfit post next week since I tried on a dress that slipped ever so easily over my new chesticles.   Stay inspired!  Dawn xo

17 comments:

Teddi said...

chesticles? i thought my husband & i invented that word. i guess not. ;) see the fact that you can laugh, when you feel like death, & your house in shambles. i mean remodeling turns me into a crazier woman than i am normally. i believe you WILL wear that dress, oh yes. sending hugs & love. i really like your cat photo. :)

silvergirl said...

you have quite a lot going on girlie girl
take it easy and remember it will all be there when you are healed and recovered
brett

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Dawn, I am so sorry you had so much pain. I was lucky on my surgery I recouped really quickly on the reduction. Not so much on the mastectomy! That one was a horrible one. I wore sports bras for a long time after my reduction. It just felt so much more comfy than regular ones. I hope this finds you in much less pain!

Meagan said...

That dickie is adorable. So sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad. Keeping you in my thoughts and knowing you'll be better soon!
-Meagan
www.brassinpocketblog.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

LOL at chesticles! HAHAHAHA Dawn, girl men can tear things UP in a half a second. It doesn't take them long. HAHAHA I love how you look for the good in everything. I try to do the same thing and then I start cussing. HAHAHAHAHAHA Girl you hang in there. The doctor I went to said it would take 3 weeks or so. DON'T PUSH yourself by taking an outfit post. HEAL first! Yes, now I'm Dr. Kimmy. HAHAHA Love that pretty collar on that top. Makes me want to frame it too. AND that purse on the door handle. Get rest. Heal. Keep in touch. This was hilarious.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

tammy Silverstyle said...

Thinking of you and hope each day becomes easier! I can't wait to see the new you! Have a good weekend. You are going nuts taking pictures of everything but you!

Thrifted Shift said...

Happy Weekend! I love that photo of the cat and alpacas. So zen.
--TS

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya petal..you keep getting better and resting...you will do it and I know you look marvelous ;) I'm happy the post gave you some positivity :) Have a wonderful weekend :) xx

Kat said...

Thank you for popping by to say you are well, I was happy to hear from you :) Living in a house in the middle of a reno is trying at the best of times, but when you're recovering and dealing with a menagerie of pets...wow. You see the good and the humorous in everything and I admire your attitude throughout the process. I always thought you dressed really well for your big ta-tas, certainly until I saw the bathing suit shot I didn't realize they were a G!! Goodness. I hope the pain soon subsides, enjoy your pain meds + bursts of creativity, and look forward to seeing you in your new dress!

Jessie said...

So nice to hear from you!!! Looks like your staying busy! Not much going on here, just working a ton! I am really into colored denim right now.. just cant seem to get enough!

XX
Jessie
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Lisa said...

Dawn that vintage dress, sweater and hat are beautiful and will be perfect on you. Can't wait to see it.
Well, by the time you read this you'll be one day closer to feeling fabulous! I know it can't come fast enough, but it will come soon.

his_girl_friday said...

Oh that cardigan! The details! The beauty!

Shelby said...

hey girl! send me an email and I'll be glad to help you get linked to facebook! :)

Trish said...

Good for you for taking all of this in stride. I'm not sure I'd do so well! I hope your pain ends quickly and you can get back to normal :)

my thrifty closet said...

wow...so many things going on there girl...and you are doing well which is good, yes looking forward to your outfit post next week. Your kitchen should be looking great as well. How exciting!

I actually found the word Chesticles at Wikipedia. Hehe...

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Well you have gotten your boob under doo and now your house is getting its up doo. See look at the funny side. Anyway good to no that you are able to get around. When you can boss people around as foreman that means that you are getting better. LOL. You are still in my prayers

two birds said...

wow, so much going on! if anyone can handle it all, it's you! i hope you are recovering quickly and that you won't be in so much pain anymore! we're thinking of you over here!

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