STOP THE PRESS I LEFT THE HOUSE
And, mind you, this was a real outing. There were no doctor's appointments, it wasn't a 15 minute errand that anyone drove me to (just to save sanity), it was a real, honest-to-goodness, family outing.
For this momentous occasion, we went to my fav, Sister Cities Park. This park, this genius of a park, has an awesome coffee shop/patio that are located next to a (heavily chlorinated) wading pool….
I'm going in
…which is connected to a tiny series of rivers that kids can climb into and around and ANDAND? Float boats down. THIS PLACE. I TELL YOU.
Aaaand this is roughly how far I got before I remembered: Surgical recovery. Mike was all, "BABE! GO SIT DOWN!" but he did snap this pic first so there you go. But he was right, so I went back and sat.
And just so we're clear, by 'wading pool', I mean this:
Even R was soaked. And since he's a total shit/an ever-so-generous sharer, he made sure there was water enough for everyone.
You may have noticed that I'm pretty flat chested these days. Under this tee is a fairly gruesome assortment of bandages, wrinkled excess skin and…wait for it…a sports bra. [shudder] God, how I haaaate those things. But the tightness does help with the pain, and so I wear it. Even out. And this tee is one of the few things in my closet that can completely hide all of the crazy underneath.
It's kind of a campy tee, not the ones I usually wear (which ALL show the sports bra)…but I was kinda feeling the campy-ness. Retro, maybe? Ironic? In any case, so what I wore when I was 12.
Tying shirts around the waist – I'm starting to see more of this. And then Lena confirmed it firmly as a trend. Which makes me laugh…we did this in high school, too, but it had more to do with weather than being a thing. But HEY. It's a practical thing, so count me in. Again.
And since the tee was so camp and so tween I rolled the sleeves, added some bangles and decided faux-leather can pretty much save anything. Even a hidden sports bra.
I lasted almost two hours, and needed the rest of the weekend to recover, but honestly? TOTALLY WORTH IT. This whole "leaving the house"….I mean wow. I may try it again. Real soon.