Needless to say (but I'm saying it) I'm not experiencing the mental lift I'd hoped for and am not rushing out to engage in unnecessary activities. Danny is going back to school for the last three weeks now that he's vaccinated, but he'll be wearing 2 masks and distancing. I'm not completely comfortable with it, but his father is and I was overruled. I still have two weeks until my latest vaccine reaches peak so in theory he could still bring home Covid as a carrier and infect me. Living with an autoimmune disease, this feels like a completely unnecessary risk but as that only applies to me, here we are. I'll be keeping my distance, believe me.
Vintage shoes-can't remember
Brooch (holding dress closed) Dust Darling Botanicals on Etsy (It is dyed with eucalyptus and wattle)
Given that the pandemic appears to be pausing in Omaha, I'm using the time to follow up on delayed medical appointments and dental work. I won't be rushing to go shopping in thrift stores or dining out, but I'm happy enough to have these other things seen to. This is a rare year where it appears we will meet our insurance deductible (we are typically very light users of medical care-because I fucking hate doctors!) but since we're going to be paying anyway, it is in my best interest to have what ever needs attention taken care of once we meet the point where we don't pay as much out of pocket. As I'm in my mid-fifties there's quite a lot of routine stuff to deal with. I had a skin cancer screening last week (everything's good) so now I can stop worrying about the moles growing all over my back. I stay out of the sun these days, but as a young woman I really didn't pay much attention. I should have. Glad to know I'm not paying for my foolishness now.
Eddie Bauer skirt-Goodwill
Old Navy top-Goodwill
Bass Wejun loafers-retail about 20 years ago
Designer Originals cardigan-retail about 30 years ago
This was my 2nd vaccine outfit as the dress has tiny cap-sleeves for ease of jabbing. You've seen this dress before, it has a gigantic sweep.
Dress-Church jumble sale
Last evening, I made something different for the boys. This is a turkey "loaf" of dark and light meat wrapped in skin and fat and pressed together. It came frozen, and then gets defrosted and baked for about 3 1/2 hours. Other than the occasional basting, there wasn't much work and it we ended up with several pounds of turkey ready for slicing. I served it hot last night with dressing and vegetables, but tonight it is going onto home grown lettuce and spinach for a salad. They'll be eating it for several days, but it isn't the sort of thing they will ever get tired of. I purchased this one from our local butcher shop, and it is much, much nicer than the old commercially produced frozen turkey loaves popular in the 70s. Anyway, they're happy and well fed so that was a good purchase.
I'll leave you with today's outfit-a cotton eyelet dress (fully lined!) I bought years ago. Too big in the arms, but still very wearable.
Dress-Can't remember, probably Goodwill
Vintage Qualicraft shoes-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage straw bag with celluloid handle-New Life Thrift
Big shell earrings-Cost Plus, about 16 years ago