Welcome to " Part 2 " of
" Best Laid Plans "
Today we find our "Housewifely Heroine"
feeling much better from her mysterious illness. After a long weekend of rest and a movie marathon, her symptoms have all but disappeared except for feeling a bit run down.
This morning we find her sitting in her garden under her favorite and only Maple tree enjoying the beautiful Autumn breezes.
As you can see she is looking much better.....
Although you may not notice it in this photo as she is wearing make-up, she has a secret. A secret that she thought no one else had noticed. A secret that she confided to no one except for her oldest daughter,
Diana knew that she could trust Ginny with any secret including
"The eyebrow secret" !
It was something that Diana had started to notice for quite some time now. She foolishly thought that no one but her could see it until that one evening. The evening that she and her handsome husband...
had time to spend alone. She was needlessly, a bit embarrassed when he asked her "Darling, what on Earth have you done to your lovely, lush brows?", to which she replied
" What do you mean dearest?".
"Well Dear, it looks as though you may have went a bit crazy with your tweezing implement." he said.
After a brief wave of dread swept over her, she realized that since he loved her unconditionally, she must confess her secret to him.
As it turns out, our "Housewifely Heroine" had noticed for some time that from her "Point of Arch" to her "End Brow", the hair had been slowly yet steadily disappearing.
She had thought that she could slip by with the secret going unnoticed and thought perhaps she may have to start penciling in her brows!
She tried it once and thought how unnatural it looked. She had thought of the tattoo route briefly but disregarded it quickly as she thought how silly it would look once she turned completely gray.
So it would be back to the "Drawing Board", so to speak, if she wanted to have any brows at all.
In the meantime her very handsome husband....
still has not been feeling so well himself as he slaves away to keep a roof over his families head.
This wonderful, hard working, hunk of a man has, as of late, felt much older than his 48 years!
Diana is ever so anxious for him to come home this weekend so she can take care of him in a proper manner since she is feeling better now herself.
She suspects that he didn't have enough antibiotics to destroy the strange bug that had invaded their bodies.
There was never any word from the handsome doctor....
about the chest ex-ray results...
So Diana is assuming that the old adage "No news is good news" applies here.
As our "Housewifely Heroine" sits peacefully in her garden this morning she can't help but think about the new friend she had made this summer, "Mr. Toad".
She came across Mr. Toad quite surprisingly one morning while gardening. She was digging a hole for a flower when all of a sudden he popped out of the ground to greet her.
They became good friends after that. He would greet her every time she would garden and he would always let her pet him.
She even went so far as to build him a little toad friendly retreat to which he seemed to enjoy. He would hop off every now and then but he always returned.
That is until one day in late July. She had noticed that his absences were becoming longer and longer. "Maybe he has a family in another spot" she thought to herself.
Little did she know that as he hopped out and away from her garden that day......
It would be the last time she would see him ever again. It was with a heavy heart that she hoped he was safe and didn't meet his demise with some gas powered lawn implement!
But life goes on.
And as summer came to an end it was time for school to start once again. This would mark her last child's second year of high school. Diana realizes how swiftly time is going by just by seeing her young teenage daughter turning into a lovely yet sometimes trying,
And although Diana realizes that the inevitable "Empty Nest" was just around the corner, it is not a day that she looks forward to.
So she has been enjoying the moments that she has been having with her daughter Katie. She can see the changes in her. And Diana has been actually happy about her and her best friend coming home everyday for lunch.
Ah yes, one can clearly see the " I am cool and know everything " attitude here. Yet still her mother is seeing the changes. The changes that make a parent proud.
Her youngest daughter will turn sixteen in three months.
Diana remembers turning sixteen. Feeling cool. Knowing everything. Having eyebrows.
Oh what a feeling that was.
Diana felt awful last week as the girls settled for.....
Pizza rolls all week for their lunch. But they didn't complain and Diana has been able to fix them lunch once again.
Things are almost back to normal now. For the moment. It's quite.
A momentary quite that Diana is very grateful for.
As a matter of fact, things are so quite that she fears she may have no more material for another episode of
"Best Laid Plans"!
What about "Homecoming" ?
We will leave you now with an actual photo of the "REAL" Diana.
You see she is just like everyone one else. Not glamorous at all.
Just a real life housewife with tiny fading little eyebrows!
Notice if you will, that she has cleverly camouflaged them with her hair!
But it IS ever so fun to dream.
And in Diana's dream, she most definitely would look like