A Week of Fashion

Pictures of myself in the bathroom at work, and in front of the closet at home. I need a photographer. I only pick the classiest of locations.

By the way, it’s embarrassing to try to take your own picture in the work bathroom. Then why do it, you might ask? Because I like to look at pictures of myself, that’s why.

Tuesday brights and librarian hair.

Wednesday stripes and a lot of focus. Also, comb-over hair. Also, scarf.

Thursday hair improvements and heaven cast eyes. Also, wine glass. Also, Tuesday’s shirt is now clean and hanging behind me.

Good hair, Rosemary.

Primary colors for Thursday date.

And finally Friday crazy face, orange bathroom, time to travel, get me outta here, ahhhh so excited! My coworker asked if he could touch my pants to determine if they were jeggings. They are not.

Hopping on a plane TONIGHT!


Home Again

Jiggity jig, fat pig.

Heading back to the UP tomorrow night and couldn’t be more excited. Family love, photoshoots and whitefish sandwiches, I’m ready for it. Great Lakes, Great Times, they tell me.

But! Must pack.


What’s in the carry-on? Scarves, hats and sunglasses. No fewer than 4 blue and white striped articles of clothing. A plaid bikini. A sweater-coat. Shorts. Sneakers. Summer on the lake – I’m ready.

Camping Trip

Hey! I told you I went camping last weekend, and that it was pretty great.

We left early Friday morning, after stopping by the grocery to stock up on camping essentials like licorice, granola bars, and fruit snacks. And beer, obviously. We brought two coolers.

Friday afternoon we went for an amazing hike.

A beautiful lake.

Lots of flowers.

Gorgeous views. We ate the world’s best sandwiches and drank a beer at the (almost) top of our hike.

Happy hikers.

It was really beautiful! And the weather was great.

After the hike, we drove on to our campsite and set that up.

We were right on a lake. The ducks kept trying to steal our beer.

We made some pretty good foil dinners the first night. Saturday morning we made bacon and eggs and hung out at the campsite, and then went for a drive.

Sunday we headed home, but had some scenic turnouts on the way back.

Clogs and shorts is totally a cool look.

Really beautiful, really a fun time.

Hearts and Toes

Not much to say on a Monday. Weekend was good, pretty uneventful. Walked, ran, ate, drank, read, talked, shopped. Short week ahead! Friday is off for a camping trip!

I’ve got a sentimental heart.


Friday Night

The makings of a Friday night:






Taking pictures of myself.

I sat on the deck and watched it get dark, made some burned toast for a midnight snack, and camped out on the living room floor to be closer to the breeze from the window.

Brunch Outfits, Green Beans, and Wild Creatures

Oh yes, summer has set in for real around here. It’s hot. Quite honestly I’m a little over it – mostly because I think I’m ready for fall clothing. I feel a little too naked in summer duds and am getting tired of people marveling at my tan. I swear I don’t work on it, it just happens.

Serious face, picture in my closet, what am I doing?  Are heels appropriate for brunch? I’m 6 feet tall in them. Does that make a difference? Nice lint roller.

Cat doesn’t care. I wore the heels.

Last Saturday’s brunch was good. Kind of amazing even. Gin and cava sets everything straight. The texture of my omelette was unprecedented in my life.

Let’s see, what else?

I’ve been cooking a little, but not a lot. Green beans remain a fave – so good raw and dipped in hummus.

You can slap about anything in a frittata and call it dinner, lunch, or breakfast. Corn is my go to.

When I’m bored or sad or anxious I write letters. This probably means the recipients of my letters think I have the depress. I don’t. I just get fidgety sometimes. I do some jumping jacks, write some letters, and generally feel better.

Look at this creature! It’s ridiculous.

The other night we sat on the porch at work and had blueberries and beer for dinner. It was really nice.

Happy weekend…………………….!