Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekend at Last

Thanks all for your encouragement after my previous post. It was a tough week, and a short bout of norovirus didn't help. 
I appreciate all the kindness and support from everyone. 


 I power-cleaned the house today-in heels and pearls. Just because. Now that everything is sparkling and tidy, I'm thinking of forbidding anyone to enter! There must be some way to keep the house clean for at least a day.
 I can't remember the last time I bothered organising the basement-I usually just go down there to do laundry. I found a set of dishes I'd forgotten about for Easter, so that's nice. I don't know that there's anything more impractical than an egg shaped plate, but chicks and bunnies override any impracticability. I bought the matching glasses as well. Anyway, there's something to look forward to.
No sign of spring around here.
We had a bit of snow yesterday, but by mid-day most of it had melted. We have a few cold days ahead (and yes, I was freezing when we took these photos) but next week it should moderate. I'm headed to the car show with Danny this weekend as we've been going every January for over ten years. It is surprisingly fun. Pretty soon it will be time for the garden show. We do what we can to get through winter in the Midwest.
Outfit Particulars:

Knit to-K Mart
1980's skirt (part of a suit) by Bonnie and Me-Can't remember
Belt-Goodwill
Necklace-Thrift store  in Massachusetts decades ago
Ring-Goodwill
Vintage bracelet-Thrift World
Shoes-Goodwill
Tights-K Mart
Brooch-Sequels
Purse-Antique mall
Fragrance-Arden Sunflowers (reminds me of baby shampoo, but not in a bad way)
As you'd expect, the belt catches easily, so I need to take care when wearing it. Wire and rhinestones in raised prong settings do not a wearable belt make!

Have a great weekend everyone.



11 comments:

Bibi Maizoon said...

Oooo! Looking very glamourous & Chanel today in those pearls 'n' such!
EA Sunflowers with that elegant ensemble? Hmmm..
I have learned the 'baby shampoo" smell is called a golden musk. I had some L'oreal Mystic Oil hair conditioner on my chemically induced platinum locks the other day that smelled like Breck shampoo- loved it! Would buy a perfume that smelled like Breck any day.

Propagatrix said...

I wore almost the same outfit to work the other day. Major difference: I did not have such a cool belt.

Beth Waltz said...

Sorry you've been feeling the weather, Goody. This black with houndstooth, topped with pearls and wrapped in rhinestones, is an excellent antidote to the blahs -- especially when one envisions you sorting out the basement whilst wearing those spectacular heels.

And now I must be gone. A deer killed my faithful Hyundai, Kim Cheap, and so the dizzy dance with claims adjusters and car salesmen has begun. (I parked to allow the herd to pass. This big bozo slammed into a parked car and killed it, then ran on his way. No license plate and probably uninsured.)

Miss Magpie said...

Would you like to come round and power clean my house? You look pretty damn fabulous for a woman who's been ill!

Veronica Cooke said...

You must be the most glamorous house cleaner in the Mid West! You look fabulous in your chic monochrome outfit and those heels look like killer ones!

I quite like 'Sunflowers' and I currently have the summer version but it doesn't last...

Hope the car show is brilliant and the weather warms up for you.

Veronica Cooke said...

Absolutely gorgeous bag!

ThriftyParka said...

Sorry to hear about your illness. Oooh, doesn't your waist look tiny in that pretty belt! Ugh, winter can be tough...I hope you and Danny enjoy the car show.

Chin up! It's going to be Groundhog Day soon enough!

happy thrifting ;)

Sue said...

Perfect attire to clean your home. The only way a home stays clean for at least a day is to ban anyone who lives there from entering. I feel your pain honey, I gave up on housework years ago!!!

Polyester Princess said...

There's no harm in looking glamorous for cleaning. Beats wearing something slobby, and I guess the cleaning itself is more enjoyable when you're wearing pearls. Or not. At least you can still get into the basement. Ours needs a good clear out. Who knows what I'll find! xxx

Goody said...

@Bibi
I always wanted to be a "Breck Girl" but my mum bought Herbal Essence.

@Propagatrix
But I'll bet you had a cooler attitude!
I feel like such an impostor dressed like this-I am so NOT sophisticated.

@Beth
Oh no! It isn't even "deer time of year." Stupid Bambi. I'm so sorry-I hope the adjusters give you fair value for your car and you can find something else to get you around. Have you considered a truck-they tend to be "deer proof."

@Miss Magpie
Don't tempt me-I could use a holiday.
Cleaning is my way of coping with stress when it is still too early in the day to start drinking.

@Veronica
The version I have is rather tenacious-it would be hard to scrub off if you didn't like it. It isn't my typical sort of thing, but it reminds me so much of baby shampoo and bath time when Danny was small that I get all nostalgic when I wear it. We're the same height now, by the way. How is that even possible?!

The car show was fun-pure escapism (I won't be purchasing a Porsche any time soon)but a great way to get away from life for a few hours. Then, we clambered back into the Ford Focus and drove home:)

@Thrifty Parka
That's just the side view-my waist is still a staggering 30 inches!
Do you do anything special for Groundhog Day?

Don't forget Imbolc on the 1st. I'm sure there's a city ordinance against building an altar and burning stuff, so we'll have to sit that one out ;)

@Sue
I wonder if I roped-off the living room if they would get the message? My Aunt had a formal sitting room no one was permitted to enter-all velvet furniture and breakable things. I think she was smarter than I gave her credit for.

@Ann
We were having someone in to maintain the furnace, so I did have a reason to at least clear a path. I wouldn't want anyone thinking we're slobs! I'm sure no one pays attention but me.

Radostin said...

That belt is fantastic. Sorry to hear you've been ill.