Hello Dahlings!

Master Blender Lisa has been Blending Her ONE with His FIVE for 18 years.  With THREE Ex Spouses, THREE Step Parents and SIX kids we are living the Blended, Not Stirred dream.  Is that even a thing?



I've been searching for hat like this one since I left the one I loved, loved, loved on a plane from SLC to Chicago a few years ago. Shockingly no one turned it in even though I realized it within 10 minutes of walking off the plane. So I've been searching for a replacement.

I went into the White and Black Store(White House/Black Market) on Friday and there was this one hat, the only hat in the store sitting there with a light shining on it - like here I am you finally found me! I knew that I had to buy it. It's not exactly like the hat I lost, but close enough that I knew it was destined to be.

Yesterday, I woke up and thought I'm going to wear my hat today. I've always loved wearing hats, but I tend to second guess myself since I like wearing hats other than baseball caps. So you always kind of draw attention to yourself. Something I tend to shy away from, but this hat is AMAZING! So I put aside my worries and it's on and so goes the day.

In the afternoon, I met Elle at the doctor.

Elle: (accusatory)What's up with the Hat?

Me: (defensive)Because I felt like wearing it. That ok with you?

Elle: Just wondering. You haven't worn it, since like, legit Europe.

Me: I actually lost that one. This is the replacement.

Elle: Oh, ok don't need to get upset about it.

Me: I'm not upset, just don't understand what the big deal is!

Ok. So maybe I was little upset. I'm self-concious any way and here I am in a busy doctor's office waiting room having this discussion which is only drawing more attention to me, not less.

I head home. Walk in the door. Raylan comes over, hugs me. Pulls back and gives me the once over.

Raylan: So what's up with the Hat?

Me: OH MY GOD! What's the big deal? I won't wear it again!

Raylan: No, No, No! I love it! Just surprised you found a replacement and well that you're wearing it. You haven't worn a hat in such long time. It's a good thing. Please keep wearing.

Hoping with time the I'll be more comfortable wearing my AMAZING Hat! Until then, please don't stare or ask "What's up with the Hat?" I just felt like wearing it, plain and simple!