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Day 27-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Covid Test Day and More Lethargy…

I was the only one to find a molecular test in my fam and had it today- now to wait 1-2 days until the results are in. I feel marginally better but SO TIRED. Sleeping off and on and rebounding is nearly impossible.

My appetite is gone, but plugging away with the fuelings. I lost .2 of a pound and that was nice.

R and Maisie were able to assemble the bookshelf. The bed arrived as well, but no energy to complete that task.

Best surprise was an Art Deco ring I designed and custom-made as a gift to me a month or so ago. It is 14k white gold, 2 ct center stone (H), and sapphires for Maisie’s birthstone. My mom wore a similar one all my life, but it was stolen along with her jewelry box full of family heirlooms when she went into nursing care. I am now making my own heirlooms to pass down to my daughter.

I had it made to look like an eye symbol, for good luck. Maisie wore it for a bit. I love it so much. I usually don’t splurge for myself (my mom always did, she lived at her jeweler’s), but I had a gut reaction regarding this ring. I am glad I did.

I am a little disappointed that I don’t even feel well enough to move a bit. I haven’t worked in a while and that is not my norm. I can barely focus on anything with the headaches that keep coming and going. Queasiness hit about 7 pm and I couldn’t think of anything I’d want to eat for my lean and green meal.

I eventually had a garlic soup with kale and sausages, which seemed to calm my tum down. I didn’t get the 5th fueling in.

Day 27-

WEIGHT: 166.2 

RESTING HEART RATE: 69
6,079 steps
12 min cardio
(today was a bad day for moving)

1:00 pm- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR with an accidental cup of black tea (I didn’t look at which Keurig pod I grabbed)
3:00 pm- 2nd fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR
5:20 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE BLENDED WITH COFFEE- nommmm
7:00 pm- 4th fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS
9:00 pm- Lean and Green meal: Garlic kale soup with sausage, saffron, and egg
11:00 pm-5th fueling: I couldn’t eat.

80 oz of water

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Updates (IG): Hanukkah, Desmond the MINI Cooper S Convertible, & New Skirts and Bows!

Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate! (We do both Xmas and Hanukkah in our house, as we are multi-ethnic and have different religions. I want my daughter to grow up in a world of inclusivity, where all peoples and beliefs are respected)

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We made new skirts and bows for Maisie (and also for friends):

We dressed in tea gowns and had a tea party:

Mommy bought herself a MINI Cooper S Convertible as a DIY project. I named him “Desmond” and he’s officially my new boyfriend. LOL. We play the Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” while we work on him. So far, he’s so much fun and I got a great deal on it. I’ve always wanted to restore a car/customize a car.

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Scotty Dogs Christmas Carnival Skirt, Hairbow, and Bow Brooch (Instagram_

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We whipped this adorable scotty dog Xmas skirt (with red and white polka dot lining) at the last minute before a holiday carnival we went to. I made a matching hair bow and a bow pin brooch to go with.

It took less than 1.5 hrs to do the entire ensemble.

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New Skirt Designs and Hairbows! (Plus YouTube videos & Instagram)

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We have been sooo busy churning out the skirts this week for Maisie (and I learned to make hairbows from the scrap material- so adorable).

Going to have to put the sweatshop on hold soon, to get the house ready for Thanksgiving.

We made a Hamsa Peace Dove Skirt:

Then (paired with her Aleph Bet skirt), she is seen wearing her faux fur, since our weather turned cold and nasty:

A new Solar System skirt was made:

I started on matching hair bows in various sizes, using fabric scraps today- and went kind of crazy- but she was thrilled lol:

We ended today with this amazing Science Kids skirt and hair bow(s) creation:

And now, her YouTube videos:

 

Whew! I think I am up to date now!

 

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My Tiny Fashion Stylist (YouTube Video)

4 yr old Maisie and her new Aleph Bet Hebrew alphabet skirt that we made (even while sick with a bug, that has since gone, knock wood)… she receive a little Dritz dressmaker’s dummy that she named “Trixie” in the mail this week and loves it! Sewing and styling are fun!

This was made for her special recital at shul on Friday.

Shirt and sweater and tights by Mini Boden.

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This Week’s (Month’s) Highlights via Instagram

I’ve been really out of sorts because of the pulmonary embolisms, but here are some nice things that have happened this month- lots of birthdays!

First up, Maisie’s 4th birthday was on 10 September! We usually have huge parties, but my health hasn’t been the best, so we just did a family party, with grandparents from both sides and her first cousins from her dad’s side. She received My Little Pony, Spirit Horses, an Ant Farm (her fave, ours too), and the outhouse dollhouse built by my dad (with base and landscaping by us):

 

Her Norwegian dollhouse hosted the new Spirit horses:

Later in the week, she received macarons from our dear friend and we had a blast doing mundane things- also, my friend brought us wild paw paw fruit, which tastes like mangoes squished with bananas and pineapple! I was able to ripen them by sticking the branch in water for a week.

It’s still been brutally hot out here, so she had a lot of beach time and park time as well:

Then we ended this week with silver and gold henna tattoos- plus I received 2 new Tiffany heart bead bracelets to commemorate surviving the last 2 months since my embolisms ❤

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My Beautiful Baby before Connor’s Graduation Party on Saturday

If you scroll the instagram, you can see a shot of her with me, not in a hospital gown for once lol.

She is such a lovely child and well behaved and soooo smart!!!!! She will be four on 10 Sept!

She does not stop talking, though. She is a font of information. I adore that. You can have an actual intellectual conversation with this tot and it’s ADORABLE.

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NOSTALGIC EBAY FIND: Vintage Plastic 1960s-70s Barrettes Old New Stock!

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I was so thrilled to find these on eBay~

My kid’s hair is super fine and none of the newfangled barrette/clips stay in for long.

I have been yearning for the yarn ribbons and plastic barrettes of my childhood- and found these on eBay!

They were new, unused old stock (meaning they were vintage, but never sold).

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Maisie rocking the vintage barrette

These things actually STAY IN HER HAIR! I am so happy!

Now if I could only find some yarn ribbons…

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I love them!

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PHOTOS: Sneak Peak of Maisie (and more) modeling Claire Lush Designs Photoshoot with Kitty Lee Photography

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Maisie & Amelie repping Claire Lush Designs with their baby (fake) tats photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography

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beautiful designer/kiteboarder Claire Lutz of Claire Lush Designs Photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography

Wonderful Kitty sent two of her finished photos- Claire (and her jewelry) looks AH-MAZING.

Here is a link to Claire’s store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/clairelushdesigns

Please FOLLOW Claire’s Instagram here: https://instagram.com/clairelushdesigns/

Also, please FOLLOW Kitty’s Instagram here: https://instagram.com/kittyleephotography/