The Sort of Hope that “Says Watt?”

out of ideas

out of ideas

Remember.. effective 2013 we will stop selling the 75 watt light bulb as we know it.

2014 will see the end of all other traditional light bulbs as well.

Fluorescent-socialism

How will we ever know when someone has an idea again? 

 

(~better grab your share lest you run out of ideas!)

3…2….1…

My Philadelphia Freedom is all but mine!

Treatment day is almost here.

Had a terrific day today, all because I am forgetful old lady ;}

Went out for dinner with my girlfriend last night and left my glasses in the restaurant. This is the 2nd time that I have done this now. She told me she is going to get me the ‘chain’ for around my neck to hang my glasses from like the older ladies wear. I’m really *not* that bad, am I? I fear the answer.

Picked up my son and daughter and her BFF to go retrieve said glasses which happened to be at a shopping center also. Provided some entertainment. Nick tried on mens running pants which make a suitable double for “yoga pants for men.” Nick is blessed with a big booty. He is proud of it, as well he should be. Hours of endless pitching went into that thing.

Had a blast with the kids.

 

Today was also the first day of hunting season in our county, which is why the kids were still off of school. Not sure hunting of what ( I don’t hunt) but looks like these turkeys weren’t taking any chances, caught them running across the road today headed into a nearby field. Or maybe they were just grateful to be around for one more year.

Realized I have been spending far too much time alone and sitting. Needed to shake things up a bit, so when we got home and the girls wanted to play photo shoot,  I knew I couldn’t say no. Though it was far too tempting to do just that and crawl into my chair. I figured it would be at least 2 weeks until I could play again , so off we went to find a spot. Should preface this by saying it is about 30 degrees tops here. The body really want to sit at home, but the brain knows I need to be moving. So move I did.

Natalia was wearing a gown that I wore to 2 proms in 1985 and later lent to my high school best friend to wear to her junior prom in 1986. She isn’t with us any more so the dress means even more to me now.  It was really special for me to see my daughter wear it. I hope Beth would be proud of the work we did today. I still miss her every day.

 

We were out around the golden hour- magic lighting. It truly was magic. Sadly, upon review, Miss Natalia was not pleased with herself today, but I was. I feel like the love that these two best friends share for each other is so apparent in their photos. Reminds me of the friendship I had with Beth so very many years ago.

If you are lucky enough to have a best friend that you love too, do me a favor and tell them- today.. because you just never know.

Was hoping to have the pics from the photos that I did ‘on the other side of the lens’ to share before I left for my treatment but, sadly, I don’t have them just yet. Should give me something to look forward to when I get back, though!

In the meantime…. as I have come to say~

” I’ll catch you on the flip side of the K” my new Blog Buds.

*\O/* if you are the praying sort, please throw one up for me, if not, your good thoughts are appreciated as well.

Thursday, 7am.

HERE I COME MY PHILLY FREEDOM.

 

 

The fashion psychic sort of Hope

Oh fashion you fickle friend..

I did a photo shoot for a very talented friend of mine back in August. I had no idea what I was going to wear, so I finally decided to wear a blouse that I had gotten – yes- from the Goodwill for a hefty .50 cents. Goodwill shopping is so rewarding to me. It might be like my version of big game hunting without all the danger and paraphernalia and need of passports and immunizations(well, maybe immunizations).  I could spend (gloved)hours sifting through the racks of things that people cast away and found no longer worthy. It started as part of my photography hobby. Needed some props and odd clothes for photo shoots. Now it’s like a different sort of challenge in my otherwise boring life. I found a pair of Kate Spayd shoes at a Goodwill once- for $4.95. A gorgeous pair Donald J.Pliner boots – NEW never worn! Those black gems have become my new fall favorites for under $5. So sexy. I saw that polka dotted blouse laying on the pile and for some reason, even though I have not one printed nor polka dotted thing in my closet, it called to me and we left for home together.

As a gift, my “fairy Godmother” hooked me up with a few monthly subscriptions to some favorite fashion magazines. When I opened the ones for this month, I could hardly believe my eyes. I was seeing spots. Spots everywhere. My polka dotted blouse was in every magazine! My treasured find is a dead ringer for the Kate Spade Maricel Shirt (for only $228).

http://www.katespade.com/maricel-shirt/NJMU2035,default,pd.html?dwvar_NJMU2035_color=033&start=59&cgid=new-arrivals

Sadly, My blouse is about 2 sizes too big. It’s from 1940-50. Like a fool, I cut the tag out when I got it home, because of my whole texture issue.  It’s polyester from back when polyester first started so it washes and drys and rolls into a ball and comes out looking like it was professionally laundered. It feels just like silk. It is also visually a bit different than the Kate Spade. But for a difference of $227.50, I think I did just fine. And if I save it for my daughter’s daughter,or even her daughter…  in about 60 years, she, too can save herself a bit of cash and wear it again some day.

Fashion works like that.  

http://www.soul-imagery.com  — My friend, Kevin Brett’s brilliant work.  ( my pic is on there, under portraits)