Today is one of those days where I am really jealous of my cat, who gets to curl up on her favorite fuzzy blanket and sleep all day. I would really like to do that. I don’t want to shave my legs (tmi alert: I didn’t.), I didn’t want to take a shower (but I did), I don’t want to get dressed (but I have to), and I would really like to lounge around in my spandex workout pants all day, but alas (but not really alas, because I like my job) I have to go to work.
And while I am making some semblance of an effort to look presentable today (read: jeans, the above boots, a warm scarf, the red version of this sweater), I don’t have time or the inclination to photograph myself at the moment. Plus, it’s raining. So I can’t use my pretty driveway as a background, and the lighting isn’t too good beneath the garage overhang. So instead, you get Sunday’s outfit. Which I really liked.
This shirt is one of those colors that most people would probably hate. In real life, it’s much more on the green side than the pictures show (imagine lime, asparagus, dirt, and yellow mixed. Got it? That’s what color this shirt is.), and it’s just… a spazzy color. I’m guessing most people would probably pass it over in the color section. But me? I love it.
And I know in these pictures it looks completely normal and yellow, but it isn’t. I’ll try to get a color-correct picture of it later and post it on Facebook.
I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments yesterday on my decision to cut back to three posts a week. It’s a hard decision for me, because blogging really is fun to do, but I have real life butting in and when I look back at the last few weeks, I realized that blogging has taken precidence over everything else. Which isn’t good. Escapism is nice, but not something that should be used all the time.
Especially when I wake up one morning and realize that half my bed has been taken over by clothes that should be in my closet, and I can’t really see my floor because I’ve been too busy to pick up after myself.
Yes, it did get that bad.
Okay, so my boots don’t need makeup. But I do.
I want to leave you all with a thought, whether you’re religious or not. If you don’t want to read it, you can skip the last part of this, and I’ll understand. I don’t bring up my faith a lot on the blog out of respect for those of you who don’t believe the way I do, but this week, as I was praying for wisdom and some kind of direction in my newly promoted position at work, the first thing I saw when I opened up my Bible was this:
“Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute
In the sight of God and man.”
And you know… even if you aren’t religious, it’s good advice. Being kind and truthful will always bring about better results than being mean and telling lies. Especially when you are in a position — as I now am– where you must mediate between someone of higher rank and those who rely on you to be in charge. Truth is so important, and telling it with kindness is going to get better results than blurting it out without a thought. I know this already.
Anyway, I’d better go and get myself ready for work (because I have to leave in half an hour. Aah! Where does the time go?)
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
Details: Cardigan ($6), Skirt ($6.99 (originally $43, never worn!)), shirt ($2.50), belt ($0.99), and shoes ($12.99 (also never worn, I suspect)), thrifted. Scarf, gift from a friend (Moroccan, no less.) Approximate outfit cost: $29.47