I had a rocky start to my birthday on March the 3rd...
coffee and cats were involved.
One of the cats knocked over the cactus in the bathroom and ripped all the leaves off of the plant...
it was Mom's cactus.
It is now in the compost.
The other cat "messed"
on the carpet downstairs
so I had to haul out the cleaner and wash the rug.
By that time I was REALLY ready for my morning coffee...
the espresso machine had other ideas!
It was not working.
My husband kindly offered to go out and buy me a latte...
bless his heart.
But after three tries, and a few cuss words
(I do not usually swear)
I was able to make a cup.
I sat in my chair in the living room and thought about Mom.
I recalled the events of her last day with great detail...
I relived the feelings that I felt on that day.
A few salty tears rolled down my cheeks
I spoke with friends on the telephone.
I wasn't sure
if I would be able to go out of the house...
But I managed to pull myself together.
On the agenda
shopping and lunch with my husband.
we went to Black Goat Cashmere on Government Street
where I tried on a few sweaters...
In the dressing room...stripes are the theme.
Saint James Top
Black Calvin Klein skinny ponte knit pants.
(see the black goats on the curtain)
My husband bought me the most luxurious cashmere sweater
it is really a jacket...
the cost of which,
was, well, a wee bit more than I thought
let's just say that it is an investment piece and will be a workhorse in my wardrobe...
like so many other classics it will never date.
I am so happy with it and I know I will wear it often.
Flowers wired from our dear friends in France.
Here's the sweater...
thick cashmere and oh SO SO SOFT!
The silhouette is loose and the coat has a "swing style."
I wore it to the grocery store when the temperature was 6 degrees and was so very cozy and warm!
You can button up the collar or leave it open...its like a built in scarf!
This is going to be my "go to" sweater for the foreseeable future...
I have mom's grey cashmere waterfall sweater and the black V neck cashmere that I received from my husband for Christmas...
I do not own any other sweaters.
Chester likes playing in the bag.
Besides writing this post
I managed to wash the love seat slipcovers
the bathroom towels
iron the linen
meet a friend for lunch
take mom's income tax stuff to the accountant
(for the last time)
buy a roller ball of lavender essential oil for better sleep
(I swear by this stuff now...)
buy a big ball of Bernat cotton yarn that I will knit into dishcloths
run and empty the dishwasher
make a salad to go with our dinner
read a few chapters in my current book.
So enough about my day...
how are you doing and what is new?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~