good morning lovelies!
yesterday, while visiting Mom and Dad, i spent
three hours purging and re-merchandising Mom's closet.
she was a trooper.
being raised during the depression, she learned to hang onto
everything...just in case.
we kept some fabulous vintage pieces...like Pendleton wool plaids
from the 60's, a mink trimmed leather coat from the 70's, and most of her
hand knit sweaters.
when all was said and done, we filled three large black
garbage bags with clothing.
i implemented some of my old school merchandising skills by
colorizing her basics and putting some new looks together for her.
she was thrilled when i finished.
tomorrow brings the first of two eye surgeries for me this month.
without going into deep detail, i have had some eye health issues
since last winter. the stages of treatment began last Spring.
for the month of November, i will need to be
without eye makeup for 20 days.
the last time i went outside without eye makeup, i was 12 years old!
...and yes this means that i will be at work without eye make up!
( thank goodness i work in the medical field and have my own office. )
i went out and bought some kick a$$ red readers!
i am in good hands. the surgeon operated on my son, Jay...and also
Travis Ishikawa, 1st baseman of the world champion San Franciso Giants.
Jay and Travis had their laser surgeries about the same time.
Jay and Travis were drafted the same year. as you know, Jay
did not continue with baseball. it was an honor for Jay
to be in such great company and a wonderful experience to
add to his resume'.
last night, i made pear - applesauce.
i also made a quick decision to add just a tad more than cinnamon and vanilla...
...a splash of Normandie!
:: the image of the cozy sweater and pretty red scarf above is from a blog hop called
with all that's ahead, this little hop to Germany was just the ticket for me!