Hat, gloves, scarf, warm down coat over top of layers of tops and socks have been necessary when venturing out of the house...
imagine the "Michelin Man" puffy coat
worn with a woolly hat that covers my ears,
with just my eyes peeking out
and you get the picture...
the usual 60 minute walks are just not happening.
(I may need to resort to mall walking!)
I finally broke down and purchased a heavier pair of tights so that I could wear my skirts and dresses with my Chelsea boots.
I have not worn heavy tights since I retired from the school district and I was surprised when I looked for some...the prices are much higher than I remember.
As part of my job I was required to do outdoor supervision at recess and lunch and because I feel the cold I dressed like I was going to the North Pole...
Grey Boiled wool skirt
wool, rayon and spandex tights
It is a wee bit of a risk posting a picture
I am such rubbish at taking selfies.
still patiently waiting for my hair to turn completely grey...
in the meantime I have embraced grey clothing with a pop of colour.
This is what I think of now as
I love knitting, cooking and taking care of the wee ones...
officially and unabashedly grandmotherly!
Sitting in The Humble Bungalow Living Room
gazing into the twinkle lights
sipping a cafe creme
is where I start my day.
Currently reading The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
I loved her other novels.
Patricia is a very gifted writer..
she has a new one coming out in January
already reserved at the library.
I have read oodles and oodles of books over the years
and I have so much respect for writers
their discipline to their craft.
I regularly consider, and wonder, if I could ever write a book.
Recently on Facebook
hosted a writing contest
the winner would receive
a copy of her
"Writer's Tool Box"
Thank you Jamie
(I was fortunate in winning one of her Tool Kits)
After reading all of Jamie's books
I met her on her Ooh La La tour in Paris...
Jamie is energetic
is fun to be around
a totally delightful woman
"joie de vivre" is positively contagious.
Jamie is currently working on a new book...
which I am so looking forward to reading it when it comes out next year.
Chester demands my attention when I sit...
often he pushes my book away before settling into my lap for a cuddle.
Sitting in the peace and quiet
dreams are formed
destinations farther than my front garden
a leap of faith
who knows what the future will bring?
Thank you Jamie
You continue to inspire me everyday.
I will always remember my trip to Paris.
If it were not for Jamie
I am not sure that I would have ever realized my dream.
So many thoughts bubble up
so many of those feelings that lay dormant
before I embarked on that amazing trans formative journey.
Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~