Green! Green! Green! Is any colour finer? Depends who you ask.
The only thing I like better than a green dress is a bright green raincoat to wear over. Grey skies be damned, I'm ready for bright clothes. I had a friend that hated the colour green. Naturally, when she would receive a gift in the offending shade it would be passed along to me. Linens, clothes, housewares-I could always count on her to hand over her green gifts. Once, buying a car she was forced to chose between taking the one on the dealer's lot at a substantial discount (it was green) or paying more to order a different paint job. To my shock, she bought the green car (which sadly she didn't give to me) but complained about it for the next ten years. I still regret not taking it for a paint job when she was abroad for a year and the car was garaged, because I'm sure she died still hating the colour of that station wagon!
Finding the coat was a lucky accident. I had finished going through the rails at New Life Thrift and was headed to the housewares to collect Danny when I saw the coat hanging on a hook for belts. Someone had changed their mind and left it on the way to the register. I assumed there must be something wrong with it-why else leave such a beautiful coat for just under five dollars? I couldn't find a single fault, and the like-new coat still had the extra buttons sewn to the inside pocket. That sold it! Well, that and the bright green colour-I never could resist anything in green.
1960's bridesmaid dress-yard sale
Vintage raincoat-New Life Thrift
Bangles-rhinestone (New Life Thrift) Solid (Goodwill)
Vintage earrings-Thrift World
Pin on coat-Thrift World
Fragrance-Coriandre (I reached for Innisfree first, but figured Coriandre would be less allergy inducing, just in case)
Lippy-May-Bel Coral Crush (I adore the Colour Sensational line, and this shade is magnificent)
I have Easter and Pesach colliding again this year. I'm baking for Easter early, and freezing the breads until after Pesach. That's interfaith marriage for you ;) I baked the kulich today, and I'll do the Paska tomorrow. I already have hot cross buns in the freezer. The depths of my freezer often yield interesting things (and yes, the snowman's head still resides amongst the gin and frozen peas). This week we've been finishing up the extra stollen from Christmas, and I even found some parkin from November. Anyway, I'm looking forward to being done with both so I can focus my energies on the complicated oral surgery I'm having the week after Easter.
Thirty-five years ago, when my wisdom teeth were removed there was one that wasn't impacted, so they left it. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, the tooth is nearly sideways, pushing another tooth, and dying-it needs to come out, but it can't be a straightforward extraction. I went for the evaluation, and yes, it sounds positively gruesome. I'll be awake for it (fun!) and I've already been warned there will be, "A lot of cracking and crunching noises." Yeah. Then they start with the warnings about bone grafts, breaking my jaw, and dry sockets. At some point I lost track of the conversation as I was silently cursing my parents. I will likely lose the tooth next to it as well. They're going to break the tooth and remove it in pieces which I'm sure will be delightful. Still, once you've had bleach solution shot into your sinus during a root canal, oral surgery ought to be a walk in the park. I'm going to lose my goal-streak of running a minimum of 5 miles a day, which I've kept for 256 days as of today. Obviously, I'll be lucky if I can stand after the first few days, but I am a little sad that I didn't make a full year goal. Ah well, maybe next year.
Anyway, that's a couple weeks away so I'm going to get in some extra long runs to make up for the downtime, and go buy myself something shiny. There's a pair of Irregular Choice shoes I've had my eye on.
If I buy these am I obligated to crack nuts with them?