Today is the last day of November am I reeving up for the holidays?
NO, not really………….this will be the first year it will be just the TWO OF US!
(Photo by CARLA COULSON of PARIS years ago!)
If you have never seen these photos you may enjoy as they will take you off to PARIS!
They are on my HOME page up top under LA CONTESSA
click on PORTRAIT SHOOT in PARIS under this photo and off you GO!
IT IS FASTER!
Thats the LOUVRE behind me and THE GIRLS surround me……………
Next we went inside the LOUVRE and placed THE GIRLS at COAT CHECK so they were secure!
Can you imagine the LOOKS we got?!!
Off to the FRENCH STATUE ROOM we went!
IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE TIMES OF MY LIFE.
MEANWHILE, back to TODAY November of 2020;
At home one morning I woke up with a very small
TICK in my head.
I think I am more alarmed about the lack of hair in my head than the damage that little tiny bug did.
BOY OH BOY did it HURT for two days!
WHICH IS WEIRD!
I have had TICKS before but they NEVER hurt like this little guy!
Of course my doctors did not want to see me and we did get the HEAD OUT……..
Funny story here.
My DOCTORESSA was not available
so they gave me another DOCTORESSA to video chat with about THE TICK TALE.
She took one look at me and said ,”I KNOW YOU! YOU HAVE A PIG?!”
Seems I saw her a few years ago!I did not remember which is unusual for me BUT SHE DID!
SO, this BANKSY BOY is opening doors for me!She could have not been MORE PLEASANT!
PLUS, PLUS, PLUS ALL THE WAY AROUND FOR ME!
Lets hope LYME DISEASE is NOT in my future………..
That would DO ME IN.
PHOTO of my head and where THE TICK left his MARK!
THE ITALIAN climbed a mountain and cut down our CHRISTMAS TREE……..
SMALLEST TREE EVER for us………..but its perfect!
He will do the lights and we will do the ornaments together…….
THAT ITALIAN puts the tree lights on a TIMER so when I get up in the morning the lights are on.
I have to say I ENJOY THAT SO MUCH.
START time 4 am until 9 am.
Evening start time is 5pm until 10 pm.
If you want MORE or LESS time all you need to do is hit a switch!
TIMERS AVAILABLE AT HARDWARE SHOPS!
Hopefully, we can make THIS TREE MAGICAL……….stay tuned!
See that empty URN in the GARDEN?
I need ideas.
I had topiary cypress trees for years but they grew roots into the ground and bent sideways so I have given up on them.
I want something new,
I HAVE FIVE OF THESE URNS..
NOTHING is popping into my head.I did IMAGINE olive trees as they grow slow but its not GRABBING ME!
Please put your TWO CENTS in the COMMENTS as maybe THE ITALIAN will BUY for my CHRISTMAS CHEER!
AT least we would have something to do on Christmas Day!
Well, HE would. I would DIRECT!
I found an eye concealer I really, really like!
You can even use as a foundation!
HERE IS THE LINK!
Let’s see if I can make~up my face for a photo………..I shall do a BEFORE and AFTER!
I am still DOUBLE CLEANSING!
HAVE TO SAY I LOVE A BALM CLEANSER
Price point is $19.00.
Let’s chat about our routines during this TIME of staying at HOME.
Here is MY DAY not too exciting I am afraid.
MAYBE WE CAN GIVE EACH OTHER SOME IDEAS!
I get up drink a glass of water and take one pill.
Next I grab my phone see if I have any EXCITING TEXTS MESSAGES.
Then I scroll the Instagram feed for the Garden Club maybe post a new photo.
Once that is done I make a coffee and move myself into my tiny dark office
TO HAVE A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH MY COMPUTER!
WE GET DEEP AND EMOTIONAL AND SOMETIMES I HIT THAT RETURN BUTTON TOO FAST!
Hours can pass…………with the ADS, the BLOGS, and the NEWSPAPERS.
I finally pull myself away to have some toast and get dressed.
I NEVER STAYED IN MY NIGHTGOWN AND ROBE FOR THE WHOLE DAY!
NOT ONE DAY which surprises me!
Most days NO make up as I would add another moisturizing cream to the face early afternoon.
I thought of it as my DEEP SKINCARE ROUTINE.
Do you realize come the 17th of December we will have been at this for NINE MONTHS!
I picked up a COVID PEN PAL EXTORDINAIRE during these past few months!
She happens to have worked behind a retail make up counter years ago and knows her way around a few of the essentials out there FLOATING ABOUT!
She also has TWO MASTERS DEGREES(not in cosmetics) and we write back and fourth!
About anything and EVERYTHING!
She CAN TYPE people as her responses come BACK TO ME at lightning speed!
I would like to suggest for YOU to find a PEN PAL during this TIME.
( MY MOTHER use to tell me to take typing in school!I never did!!LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER’s!)
IN the afternoons I tend to sit in the LIVING ROOM and READ..
Or watch a NETFLICK’S LIKE THE CROWN or THE QUEENS GAMBIT.
I LOVED THE CROWN.
QUEENS GAMBIT I am not done with BUT I found it to be a bit slow.
TV in the afternoon just started this past month.I NEVER have turned the TV on during the day time!
We had rain so I thought it would be OKAY to do……
Other then that I do cook a dinner every night and that is usually the FIRST thing I think about upon ARISING!
I have the table set by 3 in the afternoon.
I do call people to check in but even that I have slowed down on.
I have ENJOYED polishing our silverware and silver frames I use to COLLECT.
I am definitely out of space to place a frame.
NO MORE COLLECTING of FRAMES!
I DO LAUNDRY ONCE A WEEK.
I GROCERY SHOP about TWICE A WEEK.
Keep looking for those SILVER LININGS WONDERFUL READERS……
IT HAS BEEN A JOYFUL WAY TO SPEND SOME TIME AT HOME
I DO FEEL BETTER ONCE DRESSED FOR THE DAY A HEAD.
Of course I always have WINSTON underfoot so he slows me down a wee bit………..but I do not run like I use too.
I have come to THE REALIZATION that I will NEVER be able to do as much as I would like to do.
THAT IS A HARD THING TO ACCEPT……
BE WELL AND BE YOU!
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