December 6, 2017:

Hola!

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!

Jan

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Victoria Beckham's New Line

Supposedly "moderately priced" ($435 - $1,250) - well, not for the likes of me, that's for sure!  But I give applause to the lady, she has a knack for designing extremely wearable clothes.  Kudos to Victoria Beckham - actually designing clothes for real women!

Who Wore It Better?

  As of tonight just a few minutes ago, fans voted 51% to Beckham versus 49% to Williams. I prefer Williams' look (she wore it to a pre-award tea party in Great Britain in January, 2012), but I'm a more formal type of gal :)

I love this dress because Beckham shows that it can be worn in two very different ways:  fun and flirty (her look) -- notice the pink soles on her ridiculous platform shoe-booties, and Williams' more sophisticated look in classic black and white.

Now, if only women would start wearing hosiery again!  Bare-nekked legs = Epic FAIL!

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