Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Heat Is On

Indeed it is. And I am sweating like a stuck pig. Heat + Humidity= Me soaking wet! I just had a cold shower and I even shaved my legs! I know, amazing but it does happen at least twice a year, maybe even three times if there is a special occasion. Apparently many women shave all the time...can you believe that. Mumsy shaves every day, she can't stand the stubbly feeling. I told her to just give it a few days or months and it turns soft. When I went home in April, I hadn't shaved since last summer. I mean really, you never even look at your legs in the winter here. In fact the hair acts as a kind of leg coat keeping them warm. Ok, I don't know about that but I do think it's pointless in the winter.
Anyway, when I was home I had capris on one day while mumsy and I were driving and I put my legs up on the dash. Mumsy looked over, gasped and almost crashed the car. Apparently the sun was shining right on my legs, making the hair length quite obvious. To her credit, they were almost an inch but it was the first time of the year I hadn't worn knee highs and at least one pair of pants. As soon as we got to her house, she marched me into the bathroom, handed me a new razor and told me to take care of it before someone else saw them and had a heart attack. LOL

I hadn't shaved them again since then (much to mumsy's dismay I am sure) and I figured it was a good excuse to spend some time in some cool water. We have a wedding coming up in a month so I'll probably do it again then, then get ready to hunker down for the winter. I kind of figure that most things on our body are there for a purpose, so why mess with it (I do shave my arm pits though, don't worry I haven't gone completely hippy yet). Ok, I don't want to scare anyone away so we will move on.

I got a lovely little package from my July mini quilt swap partner, Miniature Quilter, today. Her son has to go in for surgery on Thursday so she got it out early. It is beautiful!

The theme is "triangles" and it certainly has those. The colors are bold and go together so well. She also included a fat quarter and some embroidery transfers. Everything is perfect Lisa, thank you so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son while he goes through such a difficult surgery.

My medication problem along with a few other difficulties have really thrown off my rhythm as far as my swaps go. I have a lot of arm problems sometimes, especially my right shoulder which has made hand sewing difficult lately. I had my June quilt all ready to applique when this happened so have had to change things around in order to do as much by machine as I can. It is coming Jen I promise! I may have gotten a little ahead of myself with the design. I probably should have just pieced it but I think it will be worth it so just hang on another day or so. My insurance should come through next week so doing the rest shouldn't be a problem, this one just happened to hit right in the middle of all this mess.

I have to show you this little trinket I received in the mail from a very good friend of mine that is living in Singapore. Apparently it hangs off of your cell phone, though that seems a bit bulky to me. She put hers on her camera which makes more sense. When she saw it, it reminded her of the stupid sock creatures I made back in Feb so she had to get it for me. Adorable.

Thanks so much for thinking of me Jamie, I love it. When I was 14 we moved to AZ from WIS. Jamie was my first friend in AZ. That first year, 8th grade, was one of the worst years of my life. She was one of the few that gave me a chance and made it bearable. She is one of those people that will always stick up for you, be there when you need someone, never judge you and hang with you through good and bad. Even when we went on different paths, she has always checked up on me and let me know she is there if I needed someone to lean on.

I don't think she has any idea how much her friendship has meant to me over the years and how special the memories of our friendship are to me. She is one of the people in my life that I will always look up to and I am a better person because of her example and friendship. She just had her first baby about 7 months ago and she is precious! Thanks for everything Jamie! (I stole this picture of Kieralyn from her blog)

When I went outside to get some photos of the quilt, I did a little experimenting. There are all kinds of neat little things spread around. George is the ultimate recycler! Serious, about half of the stuff I put out for trash he grabs and uses in some way. When he finds something he thinks might look cool in the yard, he snatches it up. Like this old phone and a couple of cool crates. I have no idea where that wok came from, but the birds seem to enjoy it. It looks like the heat is sticking around for a dew days. I hope everyone has a way to keep cool. Have a great week everyone.


azsmith said...

Stacy, loved reading this one. Just keep those legs shaved and the world will be a much happier place...take care of yourself and remember to enjoy the small things.

Mary Anne said...

I'm with you on the leg shaving thing ..... if I shave my legs too much it takes away the only thing that keeps the sun from glaring on my otherwise PALE legs!!

P.S. thanks for visiting me on my blog ... come back soon!

Kenningtons said...

So funny about not shaving your legs!! I can just picture the look on your mom's face! HA!!

You are really too kind to write those things. It was always easy to be your friend and I looked forward to doing things with you. I knew when I was with you I was guaranteed some good hard belly laughs that would make my face hurt. I have so many great memories of you and I laugh all the time when I think about all the fun we had together. Good times!!!!

p.s. I forgot to tell you that the funny face creature can also be used as a key chain (or a cat toy-I'm sure Bertha would get a kick out of that!).

jacquie said...

We're supposed to shave our legs?

Vickie said...

What a great story about shaving your legs! It is a pain, isn't it?!!
Love your quilt swap things!
Thanks for sharing!

Nanette Merrill said...

What a cute post. Its fun to learn new things about you and see a bit of your life. When I was in HS/college I would only shave my legs if I had a date. Luckily I don't have hairy legs. Ha.

Lily Boot said...

Tee!Hee!Hee! Our mumsies obviously went to the same deportment classes! Mind is revolted by my legs and if I forget to do my armpits - !!!! But I'm glad of the soft warm mohair on my legs this morning - brrrrh! It's cold for Brisbane and windy, windy, windy. Besides, on a freaky note, don't you think it's a bit odd that as women, we are encouraged to shave off the very hair that signals we have left our childhood body and are now women? Mmmmm....

Sweet P said...

My mom never had to shave her legs. She didn't have any hair on her legs! On the other hand, I have to shave them at least every 3 or days in the summertime. In the winter I shave a little less. Shaving is a pain.

Your gifties are adorable. Enjoy them!

Tessa said...

Can I say that Jared and Dustin laugh about you and your legs every time i see them! They laugh and laugh and wish I were you so they could hang out with you on a daily basis... oh well I guess they will have to settle with me for the time being.

Happy Trails... I Love You!

LoriT said...

My web-based email that I use while on vacation is acting crazy, so I've lost all email from the last two weeks, including your email address as well as Mumsy's. My mom and I were going to try to visit Mumsy tomorrow, but my Ariana is running a 102+ fever, and my mother-in-law happens to be in town (from Georgia), so I don't think that tomorrow is going to work. Will you please forward this info to Mumsy. I'm so disappointed!!! Sorry for cluttering your blog with this, but I couldn't think of how else to reach you. Will you please shoot me an email to let me know that you got this.


Barbara said...

Hey, is that your name I saw as the winner of my pal Linda's giveaway? Woo-hoo!

azsmith said...

Stacy: Have a great day, look forward to seeing what you are up to in a couple of days!

hens teeth said...

My husband says that my legs are so hairy I look like wolverine ;-)