The Good News from My Corner of the World?
Breast-milk is what’s for dinner (and lunch, breakfast, and snacks). And, unlike my experience with Mr. Boy, breast-feeding is going SO much better this time around. Our latch issues have been fixed and my PCOS supply issues haven’t reared their ugly heads. In fact, I haven’t used a bottle ONCE with Barney Kneeknuckles. Woo hoo!!!!
(disclaimer: I have no moral issues against bottle feeding. I was bottle fed. The Little Lady was bottle fed. Mr. Boy was exclusively bottle fed after he reached six months. But, I am hoping to avoid them with Barney Kneeknuckles… just to see if I can!)
The BAD News? We’ve been in the midst of a horrendous growth spurt the past few days . . . which means I haven’t been able to do much of anything other than sit on the couch, watch tv, and feed a wee lil’ babe who thinks he is STARVING all. day. long.
As I’ve sat anchored to my
baby couch, wearing my “glamorous” nursing tanks and ancient pajama pants, I have learned quite a few things from the images that have flickered across the screen.
The number one bit of trivia from this week: Elizabeth Taylor had a lot of jewelry.
No. I’m serious. A LOT OF JEWELRY.
Designer engagement rings (warning – you may be blinded by this 33.19 carat, VS1 clarity stone):
Ancient stones like this Taj Mahal Diamond — circa 1627 (the actual diamond is there in the center … that design was CARVED into it!):
16th Century pearls:
Bulgari Emeralds . . . en masse:
Her entire collection is going up for auction in December. Yep — those of us with a few hundred thousand dollars to spare can have a part of this unbelievable, glittering tribute to the famous actress.
Tribute? Yes — tribute. It seems the pricey necklaces, designer watches, pendants and, of course, diamond engagement rings were gifts from her myriad of husbands. Richard Burton. Mike Todd. . . .
Well, at least — the rich husbands.
(guess that leaves Number 8, Larry Fortensky, out of the jewelry giving crowd)
Eight husbands in the pages of her diary … and a bunch of cold stones in her jewelry cases. Aside from her film career, that’s the legacy Elizabeth Taylor left behind. She couldn’t pick a long-term husband but the woman knew how to pick out some jewels.
I think I’d rather stick with my one hubby, my ancient pajamas, and the nursing tanks.
I think they’re worth a lot more.