Happy Mondays ladies. It really is a happy Monday here because my family is all healthy and our veggies appear to be surviving. I miss the heck out of my daughter who is stuck at home in Canada, but we Facetime at least once a day and talk often. As soon as the border is open, either she is coming here or I am going there for some long overdue, big, hug sessions.
I think with everything that’s going on, we need to continue to count the blessings we do have and look for ways to feel happy.
Here are a few things I’m musing about this week:
The colors we live with, wear, and that surround us are all on my mind these days. The wild grasses around town are still green but I know they’ll be turning brown as we move towards summer. The brown always feels very dreary to me so, in addition to planting some flowers #blackthumb, I’ve been looking for fresh patio cushions to brighten things up. I love a fun cabana stripe for anything outside.
My favorite cabana stripe is black and white but I’m guessing that won’t brighten my mood so I’m searching for other colors. This green is really cheery but the wrong size for my chairs. Who knew I had unusually wide chairs? My hunt continues and if all else fails I will just update my throw pillows.
I must admit, I am becoming
very a bit obsessive about color lately. I’ve been going back through my books and reading online about personal color theories. I’m following several color experts and other Image Consultants on Instagram who specialize in color. I have decided that the next time I go through London, I will schedule with Red Leopard to go through the color process that my friend Susan did. Susan looks absolutely stunning in her new colors. Red Leopard is offering online consultations while we are all staying home but I really want to meet the ladies in person and go through the whole process, live.
I am drawn to it more and more these days but not sure it works for my style. I found some Johnny Was on major sale last week and fell for a very pretty top. When it arrived, I hated it on sight. It has colored embroidery that in person, looks like a pattern. I never wear patterns. They feel too memorable and visually busy. It’s also a peasant shape which has never been flattering on me. I bought it because this isolation has my tastes changing and I want to experiment with more lighthearted items. In truth, I really wanted this linen kaftan but I’m trying to avoid buying more black.
Johnny Was On Sale
I live in an active retirement community so there are very few if any babies around. But that doesn’t mean there are no strollers. In fact, there are plenty of them. But instead of carrying babies, they’re filled with aging dogs.
I always thought a stroller for a dog was a silly thing until our Lucy got very old. She didn’t like to walk anymore so every time I took her with me, I ended up carrying her. It finally occurred to me that this is why people have dog strollers. It’s not because the owner is goofy and doesn’t want to let their dog walk. It’s because their dog has trouble walking. Duh, Jennifer. Sadly, Lucy passed before we could get her a stroller but now I understand why they’re so popular.
So when my daughter’s 12-year-old little dog Honey Pug started to struggle with walking last month I ordered her this stroller. She hated it instantly and it took some getting used to. She’s a tough old gal and would certainly rather walk, but the handy snack tray in back keeps her seated and willing to explore the world on wheels. In retrospect, I should have ordered this one because the color is so pretty.
Unless you’ve looked, you simply would not believe the variety of strollers available for pets!
What are you musing about this week?
Thanks for reading ladies and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.