2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

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Is there a doctor bag in the house?

Is there a doctor bag in the house? Let’s turn the tables on our physicians and show up at our next office visit with the latest trend in hand. I carry mykarekit full of ostomy supplies everywhere I go, tucked away in a nice big doctor bag. LOVE it so much I can’t stand it!

Nightfall Junior Doctor's Bag

Calvin Klein Handbag, Vienna Doctor Satchel

How To Wear This Season’s Maxi Skirt

Test driving the Trend: Maxi Skirts

How to Wear Maxi Skirts

My typical fall wardrobe: Leggings, Huge Sweater and bright handbag held by bent elbow as a shield for my ostomy. Life is a battle, and fashionable gear is essential. More soon on the latest doctor bags and CAPES!!! Today, let’s talk about the Maxi Skirt. I have worn my black maxi dress down to a house dress then it was reduced to a nighty but I can’t give it up. I simply love the way it covers all and enjoy lifting the hem a bit when I descent the stairs.

I found my Matty M Black Maxi Skirt while scrounging at Nordstrom Rack ($88 down to $23.98!), but they are everywhere. Mine has a fold over waist line perfect for extra coverage over the pouch. Then I found this nifty video to show me how to wear it (the price range is the typical “Whaaaa? Who would ever pay that!?!?” but focus on the style suggestions. I definitely have a slew of floppy flowy tops chosen to craftily cover my ostomy. Swishy sheer tops and floppy sweaters should be dandy with my new Maxi Skirt.

Read on about Maxi Dresses and click to watch the slide show courtesy of Refinery 29

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The first step to wearing a maxi skirt is to pump yourself up—you can wear them (yes, even you shorties!), and they look awesome on you! Feeling better? Great. Now, comes the hard part—just how do you wear a maxi skirt? With the wrong blouse, shirt, or top, a maxi skirt can transform you into an Amish prairie-woman schoolteacher. But with the right styling tips, you can look effortlessly glamorous in this season’s hottest separate. So, we present six tips on how to wear maxi skirts. Here’s how to do it. By Connie Wang

What’s important to you?


My studio side kick. I found him tonight pulling my cash out of my wallet and destroying all of my wallet pictures. Kinda makes you take stock of what’s important. And what you shouldn’t leave on the floor. I NEVER have cash on me, but of course the one day I leave my purse on the floor, it’s dog food.

The other thing my puppy found was my stash of fortunes saved from my various noodle feasts (note: I love noodles) He pulled them all out and ate the ones he liked. Here are some he saved:

“You have a wise spirit, an advanced intellect and faith in human nature.”

“You are an artistic person. Let your colors show.”

“You have an important new business development shaping up”

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

I have no idea how long I’ve had these fortunes, or at what time these messages spoke to me as important. It made me wonder, what’s important to me now…

and…

What’s important to you?