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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Saturday, November 06, 2010


Approximately 60 square feet of reflective glass, aka freaking MIRROR, has provided me with a rude awakening.

I love everything about our new 5th wheel. At one point, I even LIKED the mirrored closet doors. I didn’t look TOO bad standing in front of them..front ways or sideways.

Do you remember when I told you about the huge people at the Chinese restaurant and I referred to myself as hefty??

According to the vision in the freaking mirror, I was being kind to myself…at least in the standing position.

I’m not one to spend a lot of time looking at myself in the mirror. When I am in front of a mirror it is to floss, brush my teeth, comb my hair, put Lubriderm lotion on my face, check my eyebrows…things like that.

With ALL that reflective glass, aka freaking MIRROR, I still didn’t/don’t spend a lot of time looking at myself.

I set on the end of the bed to get dressed in the morning and the mirror is essentially at my left elbow. But I just don’t think about the MIRROR.


I was all dressed, had finished putting my shoes on and happened to glance to my left. I WAS SHOCKED AT WHAT I SAW!!! HOW did this happen?!!

I admit to being hefty and I admit to being overweight. But as I said, I didn’t think I looked TOO bad standing up in that freaking mirror. BUT SITTING DOWN WAS ANOTHER STORY!

When I sit, the junk in my trunk and the midriff bulge actually meet and hug each other like long lost friends. It is an unpleasant sight!! You can see this observable fact right through my clothing!

I’ve reconciled myself to standing the rest of my life! Or if I’m going to be sitting, I will wrap myself in a big old quilt so I will just plain look fat regardless.

No one will be the wiser….


  1. You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet B.T.O.
    P.S. You missed one in your Nuttin' Much post.

  2. The mirror isn't very friendly to me either these days. I finally came to terms with it ~ I am what's called the comparison factor. The skinny ones have to have someone to compare themselves to ~ so they can still feel skinny. So now, I'm on the maintenance plan... staying the way I am. All you skinny people out there ... say thank you! It's not easy being fluffy.

  3. SFeutz9:55 PM

    It isn't you Cathy . . it's the mirror! Haven't you heard of fat mirrors? Yes, dear, there are fat mirrors and skinny mirrors, and you, evidently have a fat mirror. People who sell clothing have skinny mirrors(except for that one when I was buying a swim suit in JC Penny's) They definately had a fat mirror! So not to worry, it's not you, it's the mirror. :) Or so I have convinced myself about that evil reflective thing that hangs on my wall!

  4. Tractor guy, you are right! There was another one that would be in the archives by now but I don't remember what it was!

    Mel, I need to have that attitude. But BOY was that a shocker! I watch my weight; I keep it right where I can see it!

    Sandy, good to hear from you. And I truly appreciate your explanation. I feel better, except for the swimsuit issue!

  5. LOL...love that picture!


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