I had no idea I was falling out of my top. It would be nice if the boys would mention that to me, but no-they let me go flashing my tits all over Omaha.
We missed the "Running of the bulls" where people race down the street being chased by someone in a bull costume, but we did manage to get a good spot for parade viewing.
Today was a nice break from an otherwise horrible week. We couldn't stay outdoors long though, as smoke from various wildfires in Canada, Minnesota, and Iowa began to drift into the Omaha metro. The air quality is so bad here, I shudder to think of how awful it must be at the sources. Like everyone else, we've been watching the images from Alberta, and our hearts are breaking for the people fleeing their homes. It seems silly to complain about much of anything when I see what our Northern neighbours are enduring.
If I can drag myself out tomorrow, I'll have another full day of fun before I need to return to reality and another week that probably won't be much different from the last.
Things got so awful by about mid-week that I finally forced myself out to the garden centre and I bought more plants I didn't need. I ended-up buying plants for two of my neighbours as well because I might not be able to change much in the current awful state of the world, but I can work on my own block. I have one neighbour that adores basil, so when I saw how nice the plants were this year, I had to get her one. My other neighbour got a geranium in the brightest, prettiest magenta colour I've ever seen. If I don't snap out of it soon, our row of houses are going to look like a botanical garden. I have some bright red salvia that need re-homing this weekend as well.
I haven't been terribly motivated with respect to my wardrobe of late, but here's a couple outfits that worked better than expected.
1980's Susan Bristol gingham skirt-Goodwill
White sleeveless top-Goodwill
Vintage woven bag-Goodwill
Milk glass bracelet-Hand-me-Ups
Necklace-Antique store in Massachusetts
Matching vintage earrings and bracelet-Antique store in Wisconsin
Fragrance-I *think* it was vintage Miss Dior (it was earlier in the week, and I can't remember)
Of course I wore my favourite tulip skirt, but I also wore my vintage welder's coat. I was going to stand in the front yard belting out verse after verse of the Internationale, but Danny was embarrassed. Kids these days! Why, when I was his age we always sang labour songs in the front yard.
Arise ye starvelings from ye slumber, arise ye wretched of the earth...
Coldwater Creek skirt-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage Chucks-Had 'em since High School
Vintage welder's jacket-Fairy Tail Costumes
Vintage basket bag-Hand-Me-Ups
Bakelite bangles-several different stores\
Vintage crystal earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Diorissimo (because you must wear lily of the valley on May Day)
The week wasn't completely awful, as I managed to set my hair, once. That's decent curl definition considering the humidity here.
I'm going to go brave the smoke and shove more plants into dirt out behind the house. This is the first year I've planted the back patio area, and I'm looking forward to summer evenings surrounded by flowers, tiki lights, and pitchers of sangria.
Hope you're having a nice weekend.