To clarify, some people seemed to mistake my dislike for the picture of the outfit as uncertainty about the outfit itself. Not true! If I didn't like the outfit, I never would have linked up. ;)
So when I said that I had an outfit that would be worth posting on WIWS, I didn't actually intend to post it. I simply meant to comment that I had one outfit that could play the game. Most of the rest of the time, I just wear work clothes for church because that's what I have. However, people said they wanted to see the outfit, and because I have no pride, I will post the truly awful picture that I managed to take after church today. With my head cut off and some hiking clothes in the background that have only made it halfway toward the laundry basket. Yes, because that's the kind of quality you can expect around here.
This outfit is taking risks for me, and I credit some of your WIWS posts with making me think I could try different things. For one thing, my capris have color. I had to send out a text to several friends asking for reassurance before I could commit to buying salmon pants. ALL of my pants are gray, black, tan/beige, navy or jeans. Then there's the fact that not only did I go for some stripes, but my scarf has a WHOLE DIFFERENT PATTERN. That's big for me, you see, because it's a fairly recent development in my life to wear a pattern at all, let alone two things with two wholly different patterns. Yikes. I admit that I'm concerned about falling through the hole between tastefully wearing colors and patterns and suddenly being that middle aged woman with the LOUD clothes.
Now, before I actually post the picture, I have to give you several excuses for the cruddiness of said pic. One is that there are only so many places in my house (one to be exact) that I can set up my camera for the nice timer shot. It is not a place that has great lighting. Then you add in the fact that I set everything to auto, except the focus. I love manual focus, but you actually have to be behind the camera for it to work. I didn't realize the focus was off until after I'd changed into what I really wear for the rest of Sunday (but you don't need to see that mismatched mess).
|No need to make that one bigger. You can see enough to get the idea.|
I have huge plans to be lazy today. That's the plan every Sunday, but this Sunday is more important. I have a wedding to go to next Sunday, and the rock class is the following Sunday. It is always my goal in life to have no plans on Sunday besides rest and relaxation. That can include hanging with family or friends, but not anything that requires me to be "on" the whole day. However, the next two Sundays are good reasons for exceptions, so that makes this Sunday's couch time all the more important. I foresee blogging, movies, and ice cream in my future today.
This is in my past for today:
|So close you can smell the grease and see the beautiful pattern of my cheap Wally World plate.|
I do love that the fact that I'm trying to improve my diet means that I am posting pictures of my bacon and eggs. But there's also mushrooms and green onions and spinach in that omelet, so that makes it healthy right? (And when you saute the veggies in the bacon grease, they all absorb that flavor, yum! Oops, now I'm revealing that I'm eating my veggies soaked in bacon grease. That's me. Healthy all the way.) Man, it was good though. Smoked bacon with no nitrates or MSG.
I can't believe that it's been 2 weeks since I've posted. Not much going on here. Spring is still MIA in that I think it is summer now when it was winter a couple of weeks ago. I am cooking a lot more, and I have really been enjoying that. I have all these foods in whole form that turn into really tasty meals. Things like tomato and avocado salad, garlic and dijon chicken, tilapia with cilantro butter, fresh salmon, ginger pork chops. All of these things are fairly quick to prepare, and it's wonderful eating real food. That may be where some of my blogging time has gone? I don't really know, actually. I have no excuses.
Beyond that, now that it's warm, it's time to get outside. I am ready for some long hikes and I'm disappointed that my next couple of weekends are booked. A couple of days ago, I was able to run after dropping my car off for an oil change. I don't run as a general rule because I have flat feet and my knees pay for the indiscretion. However, I was able to jog (it wasn't even a plod! Though it wasn't a run, either) for 1.5 miles without stopping. I was pretty happy with that. My knees did complain, but sometimes they just have to suck it up. I do enjoy jogging and wish that I could do it more often. Yesterday I was able to get out for 13 miles (and 3,800 ft elevation gain), but it felt so much shorter than that. Usually I'm sore, but not so much today. Which is awesome! I think my friend and I were able to do some serious butt kicking on that trail.
Speaking of butts, I had a conversation with my sister the other day in which she mentioned that she was not excited by her lack of a butt. Not a concern that I've yet to face in my life, for better or worse. I think too little butt is a problem as well as too much butt. I'm going to go ahead and continue in my narcissistic vein today and say that with the hiking and such, I'm happy with enough and not too much. It does keep me in a pant size up, but that's a small price to pay.
Yes, clearly I should be blogging more often when these are the kinds of inspiring thoughts that I have to share with the world!
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Oh, yeah, I forgot to put where the outfit came from!
Everything: New York and Company
Except the shoes: DSW (I think)
Indeed, you needed that to make your day complete. Here's one last photo of Spring, just because you toughed it out.
|Just like everyone else's close ups of growing things.|