Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I believe that if one is honest in one's critique of one's self, truly honest, then it is easier to handle criticism from others.

Today Rocky and I paddled lazily around the swimming pool, joined occasionally by the couple of water beetles that have taken up residence in the wet set pool.  I saved a metallic chartreuse beetle from drowning and was a landing pad for a damsel fly who had stopped by to cool off.  Before long it was time to dry off and get started on supper.

But first I jumped in the shower to 'set my tan'.  After peeling off my faded neon striped bathing suit I examined my tan in the mirror.

Hmmmm... if you can call it a tan.  There is a distinct outline of my swimsuit but my extremities were perhaps just barely a darker shade of white than my covered torso.  And my shape... agh!  I look like an albino turtle with my shell on backwards! (how's that for truly honest?)

Time to start doing them crunches. 

Man, I'm getting tired just thinking about them! 


hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, my belly is so floppy after having Shelby in my forties, and then the hysterectomy cut all those muscles...I am not sure if it can be fixed!  I'll watch your progress and then decide if I should do crunches too.  :-)

princesssaurora said...

That is the best kind of exercise...the kind you think about.  LOL  It is so hard, I use all my energy in doing for my kids and hubby... none left for that!

be well,

swmpgrly said...


lacaza3 said...

girl  I try not to look when I undress ...scares the animals and kids
Donna In TEXAS

deshelestraci said...

I'm like Kas.  I watch and see how things go with you! Then I might jump in there!

glensfork4 said...

Yeah I think about sounds like a GREAT idea...BUT....then I wake up...


jckfrstross said...

LOL you made my day:) have a good thursday


sdoscher458 said...

Dorn it is a blessing when our eyesight is not quite as sharp as in our youth..there is a reason for that dear. I would think between hubby, the kids, the job, the house you get plenty of exercise...try stretching like plilates. Love, Sandi

ktkamanski said...

You crack me up!!!!!!! Love the description. For me, I don't do mirrors and mirrors don't do me - The only crunches I do have a captain along for the ride (Captain Crunch). Hope you enjoy your day!

helmswondermom said...

Do we really *have* to be that honest with ourselves?  Do we, huh?