It is New Years Eve!
We are planning a quiet dinner here in The Humble Bungalow.
I have a few resolutions in my back pocket
am reflecting on all the good things in life
sadly it was
a year fraught with so many unsettling events on the world stage.
It is my hope that we strive to be better
become more forgiving
respectful of the differences
that we share
while living (hopefully) harmoniously on this planet.
The festive season is almost over and it has been a busy holiday.
I wore mostly black...
it is a matter of frugality
my conservative nature...
even at my age
I do like to kick it up a notch.
Mesh tights feel a bit more edgy than sheer hose
short boots feel hipper than pumps
an armful of bangles seems like more fun than a watch...
they are shiny silver and make a bit of noise!
The black slim skirt is a basic style which sits just above the knee...
it is a "work horse" in my closet.
This new skirt is a recent purchase
made in Canada in a knit and it is lined.
I wore my vintage mink jacket out to dinner on icy Christmas Day.
(Mr. HB is not a fan of fur and I DO have reservations wearing fur)
I posted this on Instagram and many commented on the fact that it is vintage fur and
I should wear it without guilt.
I wore my St. John black top with a bit of sparkle
grey pearl drops and diamond studs.
(Thank you to Mr. HB for taking the photos.)
My sister cooked us a fabulous dinner...
tenderloin steaks and assorted veggies.
Truffles and yogurt for dessert.
Mother loved the quiet and smooth drive in our new car.
Our kids came to us this year on Boxing Day and we enjoyed their visit.
I have been eating too much and I know I need to get on top of this situation.
Blinders are firmly affixed as I am avoiding the scale.
My jeans are feeling snug
(which us never a good sign)
already exploring local fitness program schedules
curious about the new Weight Watchers program
Beyond The Scale...
I saw an advert on telly with Oprah...
she has lost over 40 pounds.
I think I heard that she owns WW
anyone out there know if this is true?
Chester my trusty assistant
is trying to squeeze in and get some attention as I type.
He tries to do this when I am my knitting and reading too.
Started reading this book after Christmas...
I am only into it a few chapters so I cannot really comment yet but the story on the jacket cover sounded entertaining.
I'll be posting with the knitted oven mitt pattern, I have not forgotten.
New Years resolutions:
Thinking about a weight loss challenge
continued thoughts on living a beautiful, relaxed and simple life.
A New Years giveaway...
this lovely Kennedy Watson book
could be yours
just leave me a comment and we will randomly choose a name.
Leave your comment before January 4th at midnight PST.
Watch for the draw and then email me with your mailing address if your name is the one chosen.
Happy New Year!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~