December 6, 2017:


It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Dolce and Gabbana's Granny Crocheted Bag - EPIC FAIL!

Barf, barf, barf, barf and - BARF!  Are they fricking kidding?

MAJOR UGLY.  What has come over people?  Or is this a joke that one or more designers at Dolce and Gabbana is pulling over on the fashion world?  Geez!  The price is even more obcene:  $2,895 at Neiman Marcus.  Okay, now I get it! It's a joke on the too skinny, too blonde, too botoxed, too fake boobed and too everything WOMEN OF THE ONE PERCENT!  Bwwwwaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaaa!

Fashion that Makes Us Sad: $2,900 D&G Bag that Looks like Roseanne’s Couch

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