Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Now that I am somewhere cold and autumn-y I can safely assume the summer has ended although officially we still have another week to go. To stop the boredom this summer I composed a "Summer Bucket List" at the start of summer. Today I went through it and thought it fun to post it here and report how it all went:
-Wear more jewelry: I started stacking rings and bracelets. These days I have at least three rings on my hands (wedding ring included!). I got over my reluctance to bracelets and even wore two or three of them together. All in all, good job to me!
-Find a suitable "No Makeup" makeup routine: I did it! After years and years of playing with unflattering bronzes and browns, I finally perfected a look that works with my complexion and coloring. More on it later in another post.
-Learn to swim: going from dog-paddling and hopping like a rabbit (you know that technique when you jump up, paddle with your hands a couple of times and move forward a yard until your feet touches the pool’s floor again? No?!) to swimming half the length of the pool without touching the floor. Yes, definite improvement!
-Finish “The Cat Who…” series by Lillian Jackson Braun: out of 29 books in the series, I read 24 which is great considering I was reading a whole bunch of other stuff too.
-Try a new salsa recipe: Not a chance!
-Listen to music every day: I managed to listen to something new every other day. Not so bad!
-Have a picnic: It was honestly too hot to eat outside even at night. A firm No on this one!
-Make green/plant arrangement for different rooms: My first attempt at succulents failed miserably since the plants died two days after coming into our house. I made a succulent terrarium with artificial plants which turned out nicely and doesn’t need watering. Since I am not there to take care of live plants this worked well. I also have two orchids which are flourishing according to my husband.
I would say it wasn’t a disappointing turn out. I managed to meet most of my goals and I’m happy with what I accomplished. A very satisfying summer then!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
You may have remember all my hints about experiencing a real autumn this year and an impending travel. Well, I am writing to say that it did happen. Right now, I am somewhere much cooler than Phoenix ... and I'll be staying here for a few months. Excitement, new beginnings and hopefully a better future is on the horizon. Stay tuned!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I like to wear things that are meaningful and personal to me. I don't go for monogrammed shirts and bags (too pretentious) but I like my jewelery to show who I am. So I layered my initial necklace with one showing my zodiac sign and then added a ring with my birthstone. Total effect: a banner saying "me, me, me"!