My life has finally slowed down enough for me to head over to my mom's for a couple of days. I am typing this from her family room sofa with one eye on my laptop screen and one on her sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper, contemplating the days crossword puzzle and feeling extremely blessed to watch her.
Are you like me in having snapshots in your mind of how you think of those you love? Which chair they sit in at the dining room table or their favorite recliner, a morning routine or nervous habit.
My mother in law used to stick her tongue out of the side of her mouth when she was focusing hard, she used to clank the bowl with her fork as she ate her morning apple salad, she used to let a little burp slip out and say, "excuse me, I never do that".
I can still see my dad watching TV in his favorite recliner with his socks on and pajama shirt unbuttoned. It seems like just yesterday that he was using the last bit of his toast to clean the gooey mess of eggs off the bottom of his plate.
The older I get the more I tuck these memories away for future reference. I wish I had been better at keeping a journal when my kids were small. I wish I had captured those cute mannerisms and sweet mispronunciations as they happened. I am trying to do better with my grandchildren. Each faze passes so quickly.
It seems I've rambled right through this fashion Wednesday post and can find no clever way to transition. Sorry about that...
Remember this inspiration photo from a couple of weeks ago? I chose it for it's timeless look and I knew it would be easy to recreate from my closet.
I found this embellished sweater at Target on clearance for under $15.00 right after Christmas. I paired it with boot cut jeans from Loft and my grey booties. I chose not to wear a necklace because of the gem embellishments on the sweater but added some dangling silver earrings and multiple silver bracelets. It has been nice to be able to wear a sweater the last couple of days after our flip flop weather for most of February.
With March just around the corner it's time to start thinking about transitioning to Spring fashion. Any ideas or trends you'd like me look in to? And if you have any memory you want to share, I'm all ears.