So, how’s the lockdown isolation treating everyone? Any interesting hallucinations, frank, auditory, or other? I guess we’re all having coronavirus dreams now as well. I trust no one has been disinfecting internally?
Just because there was a historical precedent doesn’t mean it is a good idea. Wouldn’t recommend a bleach poultice either🙄.
We had a severe dust storm last evening and it created a double rainbow effect at sunset. I can’t decide if it is beautiful or ominous. We’ve had high winds blowing across dry, unplanted fields making it miserable to spend much time outdoors. I try to take short walks around the neighbourhood between the gusts.
I now have a pretty good system for doing shopping where I only need to go every two or three weeks. I stick to the small organic stores ( we have two) and the corner Walgreens. I go with a planned out list as I always did before. I might not plan meals ahead but have a pretty good idea what we use. Obviously I make adjustments for availability and quality of produce. Tomorrow is shopping day and though I can’t say I want to do it, there’s comfort knowing I can stay in for another few weeks after.
Working through the freezer, I made some chicken thighs into a nice meal for the boys. Olives, preserved lemon, turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger was all it took to transform boring, skinless, chicken into a fancy meal. I’ve personally graduated from living on jam sandwiches to graham crackers and tea thus moving from the palate of a four year old to a six year old. We all mature at our own pace😁.
With the warmer weather coming in it was time to switch to a lighter blanket . Knowing Nebraska weather I have kept the extra blankets handy for now. My mum made this blue crochet back in the early 70s.
The clothes switch has been going slowly as I don’t feel any obligation to get it done. I do get dressed every day, but as no one sees it, there’s no pressure to do anything elaborate. This outfit is an old favourite, year after year that always looks like I spent more time putting it together than I did. Every wardrobe should have a few pieces that do that.
This purple wrap skirt was something I purchased about 30 years ago when I still lived in Chicago. It is antique saree silk sewn onto a new backing. In younger years I’d wear it with a tank or bikini top but clearly that ain’t about to happen now! It is such an elaborate piece it doesn’t require much more than a simple shirt on top.
Some late 80s rayon is always nice this time of year when spring can’t decide on sun or snow. This dress is St. Tropez West, which eventually became Carole Little. It would have skewed a bit mature for me back then, but in my fifties it feels perfectly appropriate. Good colours too.
What have we here? Straight hair! Decided to try blow drying it for the first time in a year and a half. Took forever, and turned to frizz the second I stepped outside. Don’t think I will be doing it again but it was interesting to see how long my hair is straight.
On a really bad hair day there’s always a kerchief 😆.
The Holly Hobbie dress reappears for a first warm day wear.
The over the door skit hanger is back in action. That yellow maxi sticking out deserves more wear than it gets, so perhaps soon. I have three Chessa Davis tinkerer skirts and that’s my favourite one.
Maybe this would be a good time to sort out the necklaces...
...and the perfume.
All this perfume and what do I wear day to day? Perfumes of Ireland Innisfree. Heavy on the lavender, but I have loved it forever. I still have half a bottle of the old formulation but when it is gone I’ll miss it. The newer version is ok but not the same.
I’ll leave you with a couple of patches that might finally get sewn on my leather jacket now that I have time.
Hope you’re all doing well. Remember kids, disinfectant should never be used internally, and a sunlamp to kill coronavirus is a very bad idea.
hang in there!