I started writing this post before I found out that Mother had cancer and I am immersed in her care giving with little time for anything else...
a little window of opportunity and escape presented itself this morning
so I took the opportunity to edit and share it with you today.
My days are filled with ups and downs
oodles of tears
interspersed with laughter
Mother is telling me stories of her childhood
her life as a nursing student at the Catholic Hospital
snippets of trips that she took with my Father
she is sharing a side of herself that she has never before revealed
it is quite a gift
and I am so grateful for this opportunity
to be at her side.
Despite her pain we find ourselves laughing
and there is a lot of hand holding
as we sip
many cups of tea throughout the day
I knit to keep my hands busy while she sleeps...
there in the silence
memories and thoughts bubble up
there is a huge lump in my throat
and the realization that Mom is on her way...
she is calling the shots and is very much in control of her demise...
Mom has 4 closets full of beautiful clothes...
she loves fashion and has always been a stylish dresser.
Here is our
Teeny tiny closet
workout wear is interspersed with everyday basics.
After posting about Tees,
I received several emails from readers who wanted to see more posts on clothes and my wardrobe.
I pine for a better, more organized closet and fortunately it is in the plans.
Just when it will happen
I am not sure,
when we redecorate our bedroom
the closet will be completely redesigned.
Basic Winter Everyday Wardrobe
(does not include evening or special occasion attire)
crisp white shirt by Northern Reflections
blue Tencel Nine West
black M.I.K.O knit
grey Kenar boiled wool
I wear skirts a lot more after I bought the new thicker Hue tights.
Part Two simple black wool sweater
Bamboo dress Blue Sky
which can also be worn with footless tights
black and white patterns and stripes
Bianca Nygard V neck asymmetrical pattern
Lands End tunic top
Betty Barclay stripe
black Style and Co. top
these pants look dreadful
they look much better on
grey knit pants
black knit pants
vintage leather vest
black cut velvet Nygard pants
You can see that the basics are covered
black and grey items make up the bulk of my Fall and Winter wardrobe.
Most garments are separates and are worn with many other pieces.
I don't "need" more clothing...
I replace garments when they are worn out, which is usually very few years.
When one has fewer items in rotation the clothes actually do wear out.
Washing garments inside out on the gentle cycle,
then carefully hanging them to dry does prolong their life.
What colours do you like to wear?
Is your wardrobe big or small?
I will not have time to respond to all your comments
but I will read each and every one.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~