We could all stand a little more culture and inspiration by art is a definite culture fix for me. Do you get to visit museums and exhibits? If so, what are your all time faves?
I hope you all had a joyous Thanksgiving spent exactly the way you wanted...with family & friends, out & about, or in a cozy home with your wine and food straight chillin'. I spent my holiday hosting thirty family members, feasting on wonderful food, and catching up on events of a year that's SERIOUSLY flown by.
Rather than wait until the new year, I started exercising and paying more attention to my meals/snacks three weeks ago. I was proud of my meager accomplishments up to Turkey day but HONEY, can I tell you that on that day, I had a carbohydrate blackout!! Between the candied yams, stuffing, mac and cheese and the desserts...I put in work!! I felt bad afterward and I could have let that derail my efforts, but I'm not going out like that. I CLAIM IT!! I'm claiming workout success and I'm not giving up. I'm back on my workout grind and back to eating as clean as I can.
- My struggle with snacking on sweet and salty treats at any time...day or night, GRIPPING.
- Actually finding comfort in breads, rice, pastas and feeling a sense of calm and satisfaction while ingesting them, MENACING.
- Those few inches that make the difference between a perfect fit and feeling uneasy & squirmy in my clothes, MADDENING.
- The quest to be the healthiest version of me, ILLUSIVE, VALIANT, NECESSARY.
- Looking better and feeling more confident at forty something than at twenty something, PRICELESS.
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Dress: DVF, Boots: Donald J. Pliner, Bag: Kate Spade
Last Tuesday I mentioned my weekend in Philly during which I attended a super fun birthday celebration. This is the look I wore that night. I took a few pics as I completed putting myself together, hence the inside shot full of bags, boots, and slippers in the background;-). I also noticed the wall decor gives me extra curls. What's a girl to do...oh well! I love this dress, I've had it for years and it still does the body good.
Grateful For: My family. I went to Philly and visited with my newborn nephew (Ian). He's a preemie and he's absolutely the sweetest little thing:-). I also spent lots of time chatting it up with mom AND I got to party with my siblings. We danced Saturday night away and I learned the bachata from and excellent teacher!
Thinking a lot About: My Aunt Sheila. She helped frame who I am and I miss her every day. Seeing Monica Calhoun's character in Best Man Holiday, so reminds me Sheila Marie's likeness.
Enjoying: My new hair cut. I'm glad I'm not one of those chicks who's so focused on having long hair that it becomes my identity. I sheared my locs and once again I feel liberated! My style is big, funky, and sexy...it's quintessentially me. My Dad told me it looks like Sheila E's hair. Wasn't going for that but hmmm...
Obsessing Over: Collecting comfortable lounge wear to keep me warm as the winter bears down on us. I've finally accepted the fact that I'm allergic to wool. So what works for many makes me super itchy if I don't don an intervening layer and sometimes that just won't do. Given this information, I'm looking for the softest cottons to do me right this year and going forward. I'm open to suggestions...
Looking Forward To: The holidays. I love this time of year when the world (as I know it) slows down. Work and life seem to accept the fact that there's something more profound at play. And no I'm not talking about the gift giving. I relish the opportunity to re-connect with family and friends on a deeper level. I delight in catching up with the out-of-towners as they come to visit. I marvel at the delicious eats. I welcome the quiet times to reflect, renew, be still. And yes, I love being a little tipsy at the holiday events #don't judge me (but I really don't care if you do).
What are you currently up to?