Junebug

01 June 2018


1. Hellllllo June. This week was a doozy and I wouldn't use the word doozy if I didn't really mean it. This was the first official week of having everyone home for summer and I need to step up my summertime game or just embrace the blessed chaos or maybe a healthy marriage of both. We do start a smattering of activities next week which will add some needed structure and routine ahem so I tell myself. Anyway, the week ended with a bang.

2. Let's stretch this into two takes. The bang being what I thought was going to be a simple excision of melanoma on my neck (rightright above my thyroidectomy scar - cancer likes the front middle of my neck, what can I say?) that would maybe result on a stitch or TWO but ended up being 17 stitches and a z-shaped scar that scared the living daylights out of the kids (beyond understandable). I'll spare you a photo but hopefully it'll heal quickly and I'll feel a little more willing to share (although not sure anyone cares) (how many parenthetical statements can I fit in here?) (too many). The unexpected pain has temporarily taken the wind out of my sails and the sight of the not small z was pretty jarring, to be honest but putting vanity aside I'm so glad we (Simon spotted it) caught it when it was still stage 0. Anyway, douse thyselves in sunscreen! Get your skin checked! Make your kids wear swim shirts even when none of the other kids rocking them! And hats! You get the picture. End PSA.

3. So if you see me rocking a short sleeve turtleneck or ten even in the blazing summer temps - you'll know why. And you'll pass slightly lesser judgement. I hope.

4. Anyway, if you have any really great movie or good shows to binge (although Simon and I have been "binging" Suits for months and are just about to start season 4 ... ) I'm ALL hungry eyes.

5. I'm currently reading TWO books because I was so excited that they both came off the hold list at the same time and they're both very different. The Little Bookshop on the Seine and The Lying Game - so far so great on both fronts but I'll give my final verdicts next week. Bait that breath!

6. BacheloretteNation! I was kind of disappointed for Becca on the guy front but my frontrunner status goes to Blake. I talked alllll about it on Mary's podcast right on over HERE.

7. Two things jumped out to me on the retail front this week and that was these shoes and this sweet top. Will I ever quit peplum + embroidery? Eventually. Probably. Maybe. Yes, of course - I've got turtlenecks to collect.

Have a wonderful weekend.

xoxo,

GP

15 comments:

  1. Rocking a long slash along my neck too from a stage 1 Melanoma cut this past April. My 9 month old and 9th graders were more impressed than scared-I choose to believe. Rock that SPF and definitely don’t turn too fast playing eye spy. Good luck!

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  2. Oh I am so sorry you had to go through that! Can be so scary! My son actually had a huge mole remove recently and waiting for the results was nerve wracking!

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  3. Oh my gosh Grace I am so sorry!!! Praying it heals super fast and am off to call a dermatologist for my 1000 giant scary moles.

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  4. Hope you heal well/ soon from your melanoma removal. I would truly scar your children right now... I had brain surgery Tuesday and have not one but two different scars/ stitches happening on the back of my head. Yesterday i said i lookex like the guy from the Goonies
    . Yet, so thankful for modern medication and all it can do.

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  5. Those moccasin shoes are the CUTEST!!! I'm sorry about your z shaped scar. Maybe you could say you are Harry Potter 2.0? :p

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  6. How are you watching suits? I can’t find it!

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  7. Zorro Mom, you totally and absolutely rock! Sending you lots of hugs from Barcelona!

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  8. If you love peplum and embroidery check out Roolee! Adorable!!

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  9. So glad u caught the melanoma early but so sorry to hear about the scar!!! That’s a bummer! I had some suspicious moles removed 2 years ago and now i rock the rash guard and giant hat all summer! My kids wear the swim shirts too and actually prefer them. And i could care less how stylish i am....I’m protecting my skin!!!

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  10. Oh, so sorry for the melanoma, Grace! I'm glad it wasn't any worse than it already was. :)

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  11. Have you read Behind Closed Doors (by BA Paris) yet? It is by far the best book I've read in my life. The suspense was unreal.

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  12. We just watched Molly's Game and it was very suspenseful. We loved it!

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  13. Agh! The startling sight of a much bigger incision would be frustrating. I'm glad that you guys caught it! I've had two biopsies in different areas and am thankful that so far so good.

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  14. I say use the scar as proof that you're a super hero and the kids need to listen to you.

    Have you watched The Mindy Project? We just started it, years after the rest of the world, and it's such an easy show.

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