From the frog, not me. Sorry.
I'm looking more pig than toad these days anyhow.
Instead of complaining about that, would you permit me to brag about these recently thrifted silk and wool trousers I bought still bearing their $185.00 label for a dollar? Hell yes, I love thrifting. These were the "cheap" trousers that day, I also scored a pair of linen, made in France trousers with a pricetag of $375.00 also on the dollar rack at Hand-Me-Ups. Who spends that sort of dough on clothes they never even wear? Luckily for me, they do. I love a good pair of wide-legged trousers but they're almost always too baggy at the top. These were perfect, if a tiny bit long. I'll likely wear them with higher heels.
Banana Republic trousers-Hand-Me-Ups, $1.00
Mam'selle vintage 50's jacket-Fairytail Costumes, Omaha
Necklace-Thrift store in Northern Wisconsin about 25 years ago
Monogram pins-Hobby Lobby
Vintage Whiting and Davis silver bracelet-Goodwill
1970's leather clutch bag-Goodwill
1960's clip earrings-Thrift World
Lippy-Revlon 5th Ave. Red
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Jicky (still prefer the reformulation. Sorry).
It turns out the swollen finger was just the start of what looks to be one hell of an assault on my immune system. This happens from time-to-time, and I've been living with it most of my adult life. I have to be honest though, this time, it is an ass-kicking. I don't know if it is the combination of going through the change of life at the same time, or what, but each day has been interesting. I'm sure we'll get it under control (eventually) but if my posts seem a bit scatterbrained, I hope you'll understand and just look at the pictures. Pictures are nice. Here's two I'm rather pleased with...
I've wanted an orchid for years, but they're terribly expensive and I'm not good with flowering houseplants. When I saw Aldi was selling them for a tenner after Valentine's Day, I took a chance and brought this one home. Once a week, it gets three ice cubes (or 1/4 cup of cool water) and that's about it. There are six more buds on the stem waiting to bloom, and I'm hopeful they will. In the meantime, I have a new subject to practice photography on. I have to be careful to avoid touching the leaves (latex allergy) but thus far, the plant hasn't tried to kill me. I don't think I've ever owned a prettier plant. The poinsettias are both still thriving as well, which is mind-boggling. I hope they make it to summer so they can live in the garden-wouldn't that be fun?
Now, if we could just get the gardenia to bloom without making me wait until summer, I'd feel like I accomplished something monumental.
Suppose if we all think hard enough we can get that gardenia to bloom?
OK, on three,
Ah well, maybe we need to work on that. You guys are the best.