Thursday, August 26, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2. Tell us about a time in your life where it felt like you were figuratively riding a roller coaster.
3. Favorite treat to eat at an amusement park or state fair?
4. Are you easy to get along with? Elaborate.
Wow, that's pretty hard to answer for yourself, isn't it? And it depends on who you're dealing with...spouse, friends, neighbours, business people, telemarketers?
I saw a meme recently that said you should try to be the person your dog thinks you are. I don't have a dog, but it's still good advice.
5. Something on your calendar to see-do-read-accomplish or just enjoy before month's end?
Yes, several things, but not stuff I can get into here. Some of it involves poetry. Some of it doesn't.
OK, to read: Effortless, by Greg McKeown. It's the sequel to Essentialism. Because of the other see-do-read-accomplish, I'm finding that getting it read is a bit effortful. But I'm trying to get it finished before it disappears on my Overdrive account.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Happy National Thrift Shop Day for yesterday. I bought a one-dollar scarf to celebrate.
Monday, August 16, 2021
This mostly-thrifted travel wardrobe is posted in honour of National Thrift Shop Day (August 17th), and is inspired by similar stories on The Vivienne Files.
Their sister-in-law is an artist and designer who works in natural and hand-dyed wools on beeswax-coated board. Recently she sent them a notecard with a photograph of one of her pieces, inspired by a summer on the St. Lawrence Estuary.
"Do we have any estuaries around here?"
"Could we go somewhere that's sort of like an estuary?"
"How about Owen Sound?"
"Oh, cool. We could go see the Tom Thomson Gallery, and do some hiking."
What will she pack? She starts with this teal jersey dress.
No, it's not a silly idea. She knows lots of different ways to wear it.
By itself with a belt and a necklace
With a long cardigan and ankle boots (and tights, of course)
(There's another way you can wear the cardigan)
Under a vintage ultrasuede coat
Monday, August 02, 2021
A few years ago, I decided that I really liked ankle boots. I found a funky pair at the thrift store, and then a couple of plainer ones from a clearance aisle. But they are all now on their last legs, so to speak. So I planned on replacing them this fall with something practical and neutral.
Then these came along.