The laundry pile is getting smaller, the silver is getting a polish and the kettle has been on at least 5 times today.
It feels good keeping things simple and sensible and not getting caught up in the rat race.
That's the best thing about retirement ~ time to go at a slower pace ~ my kind of luxury.
I can tell that there are some pretty stressed out folks out and about these days.
Like the fellow that drove right in front of me and took the parking spot that I had been waiting for...and had my turn indicator on signalling that is where I was intending to go as soon as the car in the spot backed out....
Or the elderly gentleman who deliberately budged right in front of me in the line up at the pharmacy to buy his lottery tickets!
I very nearly said something but thought why get all ruffled up over such a trivial thing?
Really people where are your manners?
Have you noticed how many people are rushing around and getting upset?
I have heard some pretty rude customers grumble at the check out clerks in the grocery store.
It's enough to make one cringe.
Mother always said "if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."
It would be so much friendlier if we could all keep our tempers in check and relax.
Are you carving out a bit of restorative time to nourish your spirit and soul?
Something soothing perhaps?
I took an extra few minutes in the shower and exfoliated using this yummy sugar scrub.
I found it at Shoppers Drug Mart for under $10.
It softens and has a lovely scent.
Mother, my sister and I walked the Esplanade in Oak Bay the other evening and this beautiful sunset graced the sky.
Amalfi vintage shoes...soo comfy.
(excuse the grainy image as the lighting is really not great by the mirror)
Skinny jeans g21
Amalfi shoes ~ thrifted
Lands' End navy cashmere sweater ~ thrifted
Champion white top
My house "uniform" is basic and simple.
I have no idea how old these shoes are..
they remind me of the purple Ferragamo's I loved and had years ago, the very ones I wore holes in the soles!
I couldn't resist this orchid last weekend at the market.
I don't think of orchids when I think of Christmas, but my cats leave these alone.
I think the value of cheerful blooms can never be underestimated.
"Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~
Be kind to others and be gentle with yourself.