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Over My Dead Body It Is

Over My Dead Body It Is

Hi! Hi! HI!

taps microphone nervously

Anyone there? The room looks empty but maybe a few audience members are chillin’ in the loo? That’s where I hide if I want a moment of peace, um, yeah, I just admitted that out loud. If I actually give a rambling stream of consciousness speech or post, will anyone come back?

Will my lame excuse that I’m living mostly on a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit with The Absent Minded Professor a/k/a Dear Hubby, and my youngest daughter, The Teen, satisfy?

Top (Goodwill); Maxi (Amazon); Crocs (Rack Room)

More important, will purported secondhand style pics taken with an iPhone satisfy?

Despite really enjoying my greatly shortened hair (more coming off at the next cut), I haven’t had the slightest desire to take my own pic. I’ll explain why in another more serious post that will likely bore everyone to death, and you can skip, for sure.

I’m bringin’ back ear threaders. Apparently alone πŸ˜›

But today I set out to buy some better walking shoes (I walk miles every day all over a hospital and university campus), and accidentally ended up at a mall, courtesy of my Garmin. (I know, I’m all direction challenged like that.)

Best $5 ever spent at a mall.

I tried on some jeans I didn’t buy, but it struck me out of the clear blue sky that the dressing room would be okay for some phone pics. All I wear these days is shirts and maxi skirts. Peeps seem to think I’m still stylin’, and when they compliment me, I almost always chirp a single word, “Goodwill!” Because I’m loyal like that, despite the unintended mall visit.

One style mantra I’ve always lived by is, “I’ll wear Crocs over my cold dead body.” So this must be heaven, because I’m wearing Crocs, they are as comfortable as pillows, and I, um, bought a second pair. BOGO, you know.

Lurve-lee πŸ™‚

I do write these days, but mostly over at

I miss all y’all desperately!

Light, peace & grace,

25 Responses to Over My Dead Body It Is

  1. Thanks for the update, Lynne – you've been missed!

    I hope you and yours are doing well and staying positive. My thoughts continue to go out to your family.

    I am digging the new 'do – and even the Crocs! (I have a pair of Crocs too – flip flips, that are ridic comfy!)

  2. I just remembered about your other blog the other day and gave it a read — glad she's back to being towards the end of rounds.
    I hear you on the crocs — I have terrible knee issues and I'm pretty sure I'm just one more day of needing to ice my knees just so I can go down the stairs away from a pair of crocs. At least they're much more stylish now!

  3. I'm still here – I was sneaking a smoke out back. πŸ™‚

    You look awesome with short hair, Lynne! Love it – welcome to the short red hair brigade! And you look adorable in maxi skirts. Thinking of you lots, and sending the vibes to your fam.

  4. Good to hear from you
    I hope the teen is doing well
    I recently spent quite a bit of time at the hosp with my oldest son
    Not the most fun place on earth!
    Take care of yourself


    Lynne, your hair is blowing me out of the water with awesomeness.

    I miss you, darling!! But I'm always super thrilled to read the updates on KeeCee's progress. I'm so happy for her opportunity and wish you all lots of love.

  6. We miss you! I check your site every day for updates (no pressure. REALLY. You gots things to do). It's great to read about good news and to see your pretty face. Big love. Big strength!

  7. Hello lovely! Ah, so so nice to hear from you, and see you here.

    They don't look like Crocs! So that's ok then. I have some bright green gardening clogs that I have to keep saying – "these AREN'T Crocs!". And they look very comfy for lots of walking.

    I haven't been able to get the new site for MerCer to load? The previous Caring Bridge was fine. I will keep trying!

    Lots of love to you and all your family xxx

  8. Still here, still reading! Your excuses are better than any I've heard πŸ™‚ I hope the teen is hanging in there. I am sure she is with such a wonderful, supportive mother!

    Loving your hair! You def. don't look like a paralegal anymore… more like a super hot, stylish mom! Well, you did before too… but you know what I mean!

  9. Still here, Lynne, still listening! And you are as gorgeous as ever, maxi skirts are definitely a great choice, and your haircut suits you SOOOOOO much!
    Thinking about you and your family lots, and hoping you're getting through these challenging times.
    Miss you! xxdxx

  10. We're here, Lynne! Thanks for updating us, and showing us your gorgeous self (love!the hair color and cut). I am sending you lots of healthy, peaceful thoughts and missing you a lot. xoxo

  11. Hiya Lynne!! It's good to see a pic of you–you are looking fabulous!! I LOCE the new hair even more–it really suits you!!

    I've been keeping up with y'all on the other site and keeping you in my prauers!!

  12. Oh, I'd forgotten about the other blog! I was still checking for updates here! Love the maxi skirts–super comfy and stylish. I know you're doing everything for your daughter right now but don't forget to take care of yourself, Lynne. *hugs*

  13. So so so glad to see you back on the blog Lynne. I've been keeping up with Facebook and I am truly hoping that everything goes swimmingly for you, AMP and the Teen. I miss you around here and I have NO DOUBT that you are still stylin'. Much love to you!

  14. You're looking great my friend – for all you've been through and you're still rocking! I am glad you took a little side trip to the mall. I think of you all often and am always lifting KeeCee up in prayer and good thoughts!

  15. I was thinking about you just today, while in a local charity shop, and hoping you'd update very soon, and so you have!

    Best to you and yours!

    PS I bought a pair of non-gardening Crocs just a few weeks ago. I too swore never, but oh gosh, SO comfortable, and they do make ones that look like real shoes!

  16. Hello lovely Lynne. It is good to see your beautiful face, even if snapped by an iPhone. We're all here, milling about, and biding our time. I hope you and your family are well!

  17. Nice to see you, and hope things are going well with your teen. You look lovely and comfortable! I am of similar mind when it comes to crocs, but those aren't the freakin' ugly ones, so you are forgiven for decending into the croc wearing territory. πŸ˜‰

  18. Yes, yes, yes, we are here! So good to see your sweet face! And ha ha chillin in the loo. You are too funny! I think of you often and wonder how many years it will take us to actually find time to meet up! I know your life is busy. Same here. Crazy!


Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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