IT has been a STRANGE MONTH…………
even stranger YEAR…………..but it has gone by relatively FAST.
For ME as someone who DID AS SHE WAS TOLD and stayed HOME since last March 17,2020.
To those who complained; I reminded them that BOMBS were NOT FALLING and we did have FOOD!
It could have been A LOT WORSE!
We are a generation who LIVED THE GOOD LIFE.
WE ARE THE LUCKY ONES!
We got to play outside with our imaginations eat with our families at the dinner table and search catalogs for the perfect gifts!
We saw the introduction of the SONY WALKMAN!
AND THEN EVERYTHING ELSE ARRIVED LIKE BIRDS IN A MIGRATION!
COMPUTERS & CELL PHONES became OUR WORLD.
A FEW THINGS I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT MYSELF:
I lost A LOT of muscle tone and strength this year.
I lost a bit MORE weight.
Saved a TON of MONEY!
SICK TO DEATH OF MY COOKING!
DID A LOT of READING in the beginning.
Called people to check in………..
Devoted my days to reading Blogs and Commenting with GUSTO!Always using exclamation marks and CAPS to get my excitement across………….I was ALWAYS LEARNING something NEW from these BLOGS and searching for new recipes!
I never turned the TV on in the morning or afternoon.EVER.
I polished silver.
I cleaned a bookshelf.
I GOT A NEW CLOSET!
I STILL NEED TO CLEAN MY LITTLE OFFICE AS THE DUST IS DANCING THE TANGO!
(NOT GOOD FOR A WOMAN WHO HAS A PERPETUAL COUGH!)
I have had one manicure/pedicure in a years time.
I did keep my SELF~CARE APPOINTMENTS AS THEY HELP ME FUNCTION when it was possible.
I did absolutely ZERO EXERCISE.
AND THE BODY HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD IN THE LAST 30 YEARS!
I drank cranberry juice and ginger ale on the ROCKS with a TWIST of LEMON every eve for MY COCKTAIL.
Just changed to POM POM juice which I like even better!
I stopped staring at my phone for THREE WHOLE MONTHS when I got HACKED back in September.
(The pain in my neck subsided).
I think I started shopping on line to fill that GAP!
That came to a STANDSTILL pretty FAST as I DONOT NEED A THING!
Except maybe a good bra as the old ones are TOO BIG!
To be honest I am enjoying NOT WEARING ONE!
I realized from the GET GO that even though I am a LONER………YES, I like to be ALONE I still need people in my LIFE..So, I found that by going to the grocery store and the bank once a week that would fill my NEED of SOCIALIZING!
HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU I LOVE MY BANK PEOPLE?
I think I took ONE WALK all year.
AND my LOWER back started to ache.
MY BUDDY BECAME A SENSATION ON INSTAGRAM AT THE AGE of 80!
MY DOG WINSTON DIED.
A FELLOW BLOGGER DIED.
I GAVE AWAY MY CHICKENS & ONE DOVE this past week.
APART of me DIED.
MY SKIN became VERY DRY.
I TURNED 60 in 2020.
LADY WINDERMERE was discovered in my BODY.
MY EPISODES STOPPED FOR SIX MONTHS!
The lines on my face TRIPLED.
I SEE MY MOTHERS skin creeping on to me!
I realize MY SONS willNOT WANT MY STUFF.
I learned I am VERY SENTIMENTAL.
I realize I am SLOWING DOWN BIG TIME.
I am not ready to be a SLOW MOVEMENT YET!
WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN……………
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF IS I CAN EASILY STAY HOME!
I CAN BE ENTERTAINED WITH WHAT I HAVE SURROUNDED MYSELF IN DECOR.
For years I shopped the FLEA MARKETS and the Consignment and Thrift stores and I had a BALL doing so!
IT HAS KEPT ME HAPPY THIS PAST YEAR AS THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT OR DO!
I can even SHOP MY HOME if I need a GIFT!
NO Marie Kondo FOR ME!I would have SUNK DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE FOR CERTAIN IF I HAD CREATED A STERILE ENVIRONMENT that could easily be DUSTED!
Maybe I need to write a book on HOW TO BUY WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU AND GIVE IT A HOME!
AS you can see below I liked HATS even at a young AGE!
HAND ON HIP WAS SOMETHING WE LEARNED EARLY…..I GUESS!
THE GOLDFISH on my suit was PROOF I could SWIM in THE DEEP END!
I had a CRUSH on my swimming instructor a Mr. BILL.
He drove a model T-FORD.
This was my neighbor and good friend GINNA.
Her Mother had a house full of ANTIQUES and heavy sliding wooden GLASS DOORS!
See those pots behind her elbow……….I DO BELIEVE THOSE WERE OUR PROJECT of the TIME!
This photo was taken in 1966.
I WAS SIX YEARS OLD.
In the olden days they would put the date on the side of the PHOTO!
WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!
Modeling at JOSPEH MAGNIN’S in SAN FRANSISCO.
First and LAST TIME I EVER WORE WHITE SHOES!
I take that back.
I had to have a pair of GO-GO BOOTS which were white vinyl!
THERE WERE THE WEDDING SHOES!
I ADORED THOSE KNEE HIGH’s!THEY ACTUALLY STAYED UP ALL DAY LONG!
Do you recall the piece of YARN we wore in our HAIR!!!
I’m wearing one and so is the lady in the audience!
We were always playing “DRESS UP!”
I have two of those pearl headbands TODAY!I have no recollection of owning them back in the 1960’s!
HAVE YOU KEPT IN CONTACT WITH YOUR CHILDHOOD FRIENDS?
It’s always a BRIGHT STAR in my DAY when I hear from them.
I’m LUCKY again as I have a FEW of them in my LIFE STILL!
This was the only item I purchased this month from GREEN SUPPLY VINTAGE on INSTAGRAM.
I liked the BOUQUET of FLOWERS.
She sells VINTAGE FROCKS and CAFTANS…………..and lives in Southern California where I as a young girl use to run around barefoot and constantly stub my TOE!Take a peek at her FEED.SHE told me awhile back that I was HER VERY FIRST CUSTOMER which MADE ME SO HAPPY!
I look forward to the DAY I CAN GIVE HER A BIG HUG IN PERSON!
TO SHOP HER FINDS…….
Now that I have TALKED ABOUT MYSELF ENOUGH what is NEW IN YOUR LIFE?
IS SPRING STARTING TO POP IN YOUR GARDEN?
ARE YOU READING A BOOK YOU CANNOT PUT DOWN?
ARE you enjoying some MAKE UP VIDEO’s and learning HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ASSETS?
ARE you thinking about how YOU can make the person your living with Life’s BETTER……..
and for me that includes MY ANIMALS!!
I really need to clean my CAR OUT…………BUT BUT BUT!!!
Just not ready to DIVE INTO THAT AREA YET!
MOCK ORANGE AND YELLOW ITALIAN JASMINE PERFUME THIS SIDE OF THE HOUSE.
IT WILL NOT BE LONG NOW!
HANG IN THERE READERS……………XXX
SPRING IS ARRIVING TO OUR PART OF THE WORLD!