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Friday, May 31, 2013

A Question I Asked Hubby

When my granddaughter was here in March, I had her try on my wedding dress. I just wanted to see if it would fit or, truthfully, see how much larger than her I was as a bride. She's normally a size 2, but is probably a 4 right now because of the pregnancy but she gets weight off so easily I could scream. Ain't so with her grandma! Anyway, it wouldn't even zip up past her hips. Talk about depressing. I thought I'd cry since I was smaller than her when I got married. She's always been tiny even at 5' 4 1/2" tall, exactly like me. My daughter, her mother, is 5' 11" tall. I am the shortest one of our family. Granddaughter is also endowed with the family chest. We all have more than is wanted in that department. Just our heritage as my mother, all my aunts, my maternal grandmother and most of my cousins are well-endowed in that area. Why is it that all of us who have it don't want it and others who don't have it want more? A friend of mine is small and would like a bit more, but I'm always telling her: No, you don't. You really don't.

But that brought me to asking hubby about it. I said, "As a man, why do all of you look at the chests at women?" He, being a man, should know. His very serious answer? "We're hard-wired." I nearly fell over laughing. He's so honest about it. He looks at women just like any other man. I doubt most women are that concerned about the size of their chests.

Oh, and granddaughter? She eats like a horse. I mean she packs it away. Candy? Loves it! Pie, cake, ice cream? Eats it often. Always has to have dessert when we go out to eat. And just like me, if I bake a pie or cake for a special occasion, I have to eat some as soon as it cools from the oven. Drives my hubby nuts. That happened at Thanksgiving at her house. I baked the pie the day before and she and I had some. Hubby just glared at us both. She's so like me, more than her mother really. She just never seems to get fat. Life is not fair!

A beautiful clearing in a yard for this dining setting and torches walkway, lots of plants and a building with a canvas top. Perfect for warm evening dinners.

Looks like a large kitchen in the mountains if looking through that far window. It looks like snow covered mountains back there. But it is a huge kitchen.

This must be a very northern European country photo of a living room. You get such marvelous light in that part of the world and simple lines of furniture with bright coverings for the furniture.

Another way to store your bedding and laces. Charming.

A sweet setting of flowers on a charming table.

What a tub to bathe in. Lots of room around for setting soaps, towels, bottles of scents and perfumes, and candles.

Another beautiful purple decorated bottle.

Aren't these cute?! A really fun way to jazz up your paper clips.

Has to be in Europe somewhere. Beautiful lavender and periwinkle wisteria.

A door to an old cottage with a purple door, knocker, mail slot and a #10 on its door.

It took a brave person to paint her gate this color, a woman with vision I think. Just beautiful!!!!

Another compact kitchen but elegantly appointed with essentials.

A bed or sofa to dream in with a canopy overhead and done in relaxing white with 2 splashy throw pillows for color.

I. Want. This. Purse! It's the cutest thing I've seen in  froufrou bags.

I'm still working on my 2 French cane chairs. Maybe soon I'll have them all done and can show them to you.


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  1. I really like your pictures today especially. Lavendar/purple are my favorite colors and there is a lot of that in your photos.

    As for the chest endowment, I'm afraid I wasn't given much and neither was my sister. Our Mom and her sisters are much more endowed. My mother-in-law is the only one of her eight sisters to be small. Oh well. I've learned you can't change what you can't change!


  2. All the pictures are superrrrr!I love this with lihgt in the garden...I love you:)

  3. WHat a sweet post! I adore all your photos so pretty always enjoy my visits to your blog Grace xoox

  4. HA! you are a fun lovin woman Connie. I did give about one second thought about buying them but passed. I too have a good sense of humor but common sense took over. Smile. I do think they are adorable being that I am a poodle lover for many years. My weigela is stunning but the blooms are gone in a week. They are good for up to zones 4-8. They are very hardy here in the mountains.

    Thanks for the laugh about women's boobs. I could be happier with less!!! If you want to have a rude awaking, here is one. I had my wedding dress on a mannequin at our 50th anniversary party and my waist was as big as my upper leg. Sad isn't it. It was a size 7. I am a size 14. Loosing lots of weight now is not an option. It just makes your face have more wrinkles and look older. Sigh!

    I love your lovely photos and today they are extra pretty. I loved the red and white couch pic. We have the hanging wisteria growing wild around here. Beautiful.

    Have a great weekend.
    xo, Jeanne

  5. Like your granddaughter, I could eat anything for years and years and never gain a pound. I was 5'9" tall and thin as a rail. Not until I hit my late forties, did my body and metabolism change. Now I have more pounds than I'd like, a much curvier body, and I have to really watch what I eat. Yes, men are hard wired that way. They just are!



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