When I was in my early thirties, I had a pair of over-alls I absolutely loved but feared were heading out of style.
I mentioned this to my then-teen niece, Kari, and she said, "At your age, why do you care?"
No, I didn't slap her.
Instead, I imagined myself jumping (or rather climbing gently as to not break any of my old, brittle bones) off the fashion band wagon. And honestly? It felt good. I'd ridden that wagon in plaid pants that flattered nothing; doused in enough hairspray to be flammable; and in shoulder pads wide enough to protect an NFL lineman.
I tested my new freedom out shopping one day. A sales clerk was trying to talk me into a purse with fringe. And glitter.
I'm not a glitter or fringe sort of gal.
I felt a little guilty. The young gal was selling it hard. Then she said, "It's all the fashion."
"No thanks," I said. "I'm post thirty...I've graduated to only being me."
Now? If I like it, I wear it. If I don't, I won't. Life's too short not to Be me.
B is also for Books!
A few faves: Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck); Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell); Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte); The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCollough); Night (Elie Wiesel); The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath); and Jonathon Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero
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I'm a member of the Muffin Commandos!!
Lead by the fabulous C Lee McKenzie
(Kind of :-)
We're the muffin commandos.
As delicious as we can be.
Mixing it together to whip the A-Z.
Fully baked, crispy crusts- we'll make it to the end.
We're the muffin commando, the net's sweetest blend.