This is a quirky little post. I’m so busy, getting ready to visit with my children for the holidays. Ashley and Darrin in Ft. Myers. David and DGS in Orlando. Have you ever noticed that an impending trip or visit really makes you stop and think…what will I wear. It’s more than that. How will I be perceived. How do I want to be perceived.
This has been a challenging year for me. I didn’t feel well for most of it. And I just kept making the same thing…a calico maxi dress that was almost pajamas.
But, and it feels so wonderful, I’ve gotten myself out of a terrible 9 month funk. I don’t say that lightly. I was really struggling with health issues and the ever lurking depression that accompanies the latter. But I stretched (OK, my doctors are incredibly supportive and helpful), and I made some things these last three months that I really enjoy.
So. Anyway. Surveying my wardrobe ahead of my visit with my kids. The biggest event, frankly, of my year.
This time, I’m meeting the family of my son’s fiance. They were engaged last month. I’m thrilled – she’s so lovely. They’re so happy.
Last week I did a bit of closet consideration (like that?) and removed everything that doesn’t suit me now that I’m feeling soooo much better. And on Saturday, I’m off to Ft. Myers to spend Christmas with Ashley, Darrin, and those 4 adorable and entertaining kitties.
Then on to Orlando next Tuesday for time with David, Preston, Elizabeth and her children.
I am blessed. Life just keeps placing wonderful people and chances in my way.
I say chances – you know, getting older doesn’t mean that life is without opportunity, chance, and fabulous circumstance.
I’m wishing each of you, my treasured friends, the joy of this wonderful season. I’m looking forward to new adventure in the new year. And I hope you are as well.