A Sunday

Random thoughts interspersed with random photos I've taken. Yesterday Z and I went to a friend's pool party. She has it every year - going for 5 years now. It's a birthday pool party for her (she and Z were born on the same day so she'll say happy birthday to him when everyone else…

Lots of linen

All three tops are made with linen to some degree. The first two are from Etsy shops with medium weight linen. The last one is a cotton/linen blend cardigan and light enough to wear on 80-something degree days without getting too warm. The first top (green) is my second item from Knock Knock Linen and…

Thank you…GTNP tee shirt

This bamboo and cotton blend shirt was bought from the Grand Teton Visitor Center in 2010. Proceeds from all purchases in national park visitor centers go towards upkeep and maintenance of the parks. There were many colors of the shirt and I wanted to get the red and orange ones as well, but this strange…

A Saturday

The summer heat is draining. The front flower beds look post-apocalyptic from overgrown weeds. Yet I refuse to go out in the hot and humid weather to pull them. I've never liked hot weather and retreat into dark and cool corners. I've started collecting sweaters and socks for cooler weather. Finalizing my "wants" list for…

Death cleaning

The last photo is of my new Chimala jeans. I got some longer length ones I thought would be good for cooler weather. However, I wasn't expecting them to be so wide-legged. I can't return them (final sale) but I'm wavering between getting them hemmed in tighter to a straight-leg cut and getting the length…

Days with no meaning

The last photo shows my mood of this week: NOPE. It's been insanity at work. Days are blurring together as nothing but work and deadlines and projects seem to crowd my view. We just hired someone to help me, but the extra time it takes to get her up to speed is only doubling the…

Thank you…straw hat

I bought this straw hat from the Ahwanhee Hotel (now called Majestic Yosemite Hotel) gift shop in Yosemite National Park in 2012. It has become a staple for any vacations to sunny places or for wearing in the summer while running errands. Although the straw part of it may be itchy, the cotton adjustable band…

Headless to blur

When I take photos, I usually crop the head off. I'm wondering if maybe seeing my hair will help me assess the outfit better because one's hairstyle can affect the way an outfit looks. I noticed that recently with the pinterest photos of outfits I've been liking a lot. So maybe I'll do a face…

Calm, but not ready to go back to work yet

Z and I returned from Florida today. Tomorrow we go back to work. Neither of us is looking forward to it. We came home to a musty house, so I've gone around doing light cleaning, checking my plants, and lighting soft scented candles. Even though our trip was short, we did get everything out of…

New old things

This has become my token summer Friday outfit. I tend to always wear this shirt and now these jeans on Fridays. A uniform! Usually I wear my Vans with this outfit and I did today while in the office because the AC was pumping. I left work early and put on the sandals when I…