We’re due for more winter weather here in PeaceBangLand, so I have baked beans in the Crock Pot, more beans simmering on the stove with a load of garlic and cumin to puree kind of protein-packed dip, and am tossing sauteed green beans with a mixture of tomato paste, mint and toasted almonds, topped with a squirt of lemon and some feta cheese. If the power goes out again I’ll have healthy, flavorful food to pack in the snow in my little cooler plus lots to share.
Ramona wrote this to me last week and I thought it worth sharing:
I don’t know if you’ve seen the show Double Divas yet or not. I stumbled across it while channel surfing. I’ve only watched a couple of episodes (I personally find them a bit slow, and overly interested in sensationalism ), but the one I caught last night motivated me! It was episode 1 and they fitted a bra for the woman with the’world’s largest bust.’ What caught my attention was the difference between how she looked when she came into the store and how she looked after getting the right bra (which they custom made for her)! I had to rewind and look at the ‘before’ image and the ‘after’ image again. I couldn’t believe the difference. This morning, I checked my profile in my comfy old bra (which was fitted for me, but I’ve had long enough to stretch a bit) and a new one (same size and style) I have put back for when an underwire breaks. Auntie PB – I will never doubt you again. The right bra, fitted properly and not worn out makes a huge difference.
If you haven’t seen the show, you might also want to check out the “sneak peak’ episode. They fit a gospel choir – there’s a lot of talk about how properly housing the girls helps one do the Lord’s work better.
Thanks for all the work you put into BTFM!
You are very welcome, my dear, and thank YOU for reminding us that a correctly fitted bra is absolutely crucial for looking put together. Yet again I say, “Get the girls where they need to be!” This isn’t just a matter of hoisting, it’s a matter of shaping. Too many women are out and about with their bosom lifted but not at all shaped, with spillage and jigglage galore. Why bother putting an ounce of thought into your outfit if your bad bra is going to ruin the line and your look?
Ramona, thank you for reminding us that bras do stretch over time and need to be replaced. If you gain or lose weight, you also probably need a new bra. I hate it, too, cupcakes, but I also hate putting on a dress or sweater or blazer and knowing it could look so much better if my bra fit right.
I would estimate that 75% of the women of all ages and sizes I see out and about in the course of a day who obviously care about their appearance would benefit enormously from switching to the right bra.
I haven’t seen “Double Divas” but it sounds like fun. Here’s a link for those of you who want to check it out, or who need convincing that a bra can make or break your entire professional look.