It’s been a week, Gang. Scotti — my sister — went into surgery on Wednesday (for her acoustic neuroma), and the first couple of days after were pretty tough. Pain levels were high (as one might imagine after brain surgery), but they’ve managed to find a pain management schedule that (mostly) works. Scotti’s up and moving around (her balance is actually pretty darn impressive, considering) and it was nice to see her laughing and joking yesterday. One half of her face has been affected by the surgery — it looks a little like she’s had a stroke — but the doctors predict that it will fully resolve in time. She’s 100% annoyed by her face, and a feisty Scotti, worried about her face, is 110% a good sign.
God, she’s such a badass. I can’t imagine going into a surgery not knowing what the outcome will be when you wake up. Thankfully, they were able to remove the tumor, and other than a few temporary (albeit annoying) side effects, they’re expecting a full recovery.
I’m not a religious girl, but I know Scotti would appreciate some actual prayers, in addition to the whole HEY UNIVERSE, SCOTTI NEEDS YOU thing I tend to do when things look dire. As Glennon Doyle oft repeats the old military phrase, “there are no atheists in foxholes,” so.
In hindsight, the timing of Scotti’s surgery — during the NSale — served to be one heck of a good distraction. Doing dressing room selfies in between pre-op appointments, two days before brain surgery…is a pretty epic influencer move, and we were all cracking up about it.
Laugh or cry, right?
OK. Now let’s do distraction.
Saks OFF is having a sale…which means that my bucket bag is an additional 20% off. Not only does this bag garner compliments from a wide array of people (teens, 20-somethings, men) but it also holds allthethings. I currently have my wallet in there, along with glasses (plus case), sunscreen, bug spray, mask, blotting papers and some pretty rocks (long story). While there, also check out this Parker dress. I appreciate a truly beautiful day-to-night dress, and that one is stunning and 76% off.
One more…Saks OFF also has this 100% silk top that I wish FRAME put in the NSale instead of the polyester version I tried on. Ahem. FRAME.
Dang. These jeans.
I know it’s summer, but…I’m obsessing over these Abercrombie lounge leggings. I adore their loungewear in general (am literally wearing their sweatpants right now), and I suspect these soft, ribbed leggings would be the kind of thing I’d live in once the weather cools. (Oh baby — they come in SHORTS. Score.)
Oprah beat me to it. These Blondo boots in the NSALE look almost exactly like my Sorel Kinetic Conquest boots that Oprah sold out before I could feature them. Differences? Blondo boots run a little small, and don’t have the cool, contrasting laces — something that’s easily remedied (try these or these).
I love her. It’s how I have to get into a kayak, too.
I got nothing else, guys. I’m done. I’ll just leave you with this awesome bird video which is basically what I’m about to do: peck around for junk food so I can stress-eat for a while.