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Shamewear and leading men
Adjusting to going to an office for 8 hours a day has been both easier and harder than I thought it would be after staying home for over 9 years with my Mermaid. I don’t mind going to the office. I have my own with a door and everything, my boss only comes in for a few hours in the afternoon and I get to prioritize my work and get it done without much fuss. All of which is awesome. The harder part? There are no naps at the office. No couch to stretch out on with the cat curled up by my legs as I take a break. For a woman who is 45% hobbit, 45% cat, and 10% writer that is the hard part.
Us hobbit/cat/writer hybrids need naps and cushions and comfy places to snooze.
But I digress.
The story I wanted to share with y’all this week is about Hubby misunderstanding a simple word.
Remember my abdominal surgery back in November? Well as part of the recovery I had to wear a waist binder 24/7 since before the surgery. Think of it as a giant ace bandage that goes from boobs to butt and is held in place with velcro. Not sleek. Not comfortable. And sure as hell not sexy.
The good news is after wearing it for 9 months I get to take it off this week. I would burn it like they did bras in the sixties, but I have to wear it when I garden or (lol) excerise.
My surgeon recommended that I invest in several pieces of shapewear. You know the kind that is just supposed to smooth everything out and no one would ever guess you weigh over 200 pounds becuase your waist is just so snatched?
Well while we were doing dishes this week I told Hubby I needed to go to the outlets so I could try on some shapewear. He stopped with a plate half way to the rack in the dishwasher with the most confused look on his face. “Shamewear? Why the hell do you have to get shamewear?”
The moment he said ‘shamewear’ it clicked in my head that is exactly what I’ve always thought of it as. (NOTE If you wear shapewear and it makes you feel fabulous more power to you. Personally I have fibromyalgia and any pressure on my abdomen/ chest is horrific and to be avoided even if I look like a bag of rocks.)
So long story short I tried to explain what it is and he shook his head, put the plate in the washer and stood up. And I swear to heaven came up with a line that could be from one of my books.
“Honey, you can’t live your life with your belly smooshed. Just don’t lift weights and you should be alright.” He kissed my forehead before adding, “Unless it’s a corset. But those don’t stay on that long anyways.”
And that ladies is where all my leading men come from.
Ember is my next release. KO Newman and I are going through the last edits this weekend. Look for it to be out at the end of this month. Make sure to get it at the preorder price of 99cents!
After Ember is Eagle Moon. Which is also going through it’s final edits. Probably coming out in May sometime. Which is a lot sooner than the listed date of Oct. 13.
I don’t know about you but I am loving these book fairs. Some are more currated than others but all of them have something awesome to read in them - besides my books of course.
Yall stay safe out there,
And if you have a line from your man let me know, maybe I’ll put it in a book too.
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