Before I forget, today’s the last day to enter Ally’s contest. Do tell her I sent you!
This week has been an “oooh shiny!” one for me. Know what I mean? No? I’ve been so easily distracted in everything I do, especially blogging. I think the resulting posts have been better ones than what I was planning, but still… I feel like a bird-brain little birdy, hopping around, grabbing at sparkly trash rather than food or more practical nesting materials.
I follow a rather ecletic mix of blogs. There are food blogs, knitting blogs, dog blogs, and now, to my great surprise, a fashion blog even. The Bon Bon Rose Girls are inspiring. I’m sure if we shopped together, they’d push my comfortable, traditional limits, and the results would be glamorous. Today, they have a guest blogger who kinda’ hit me between the eyes.
But hold that thought. They did a guest blogger swap, and I think instead of finding joy the rest of 2010, I’m going to try to live up to this quote – So, why not take a cue from the fabulous Ms. Bennett and “dress like you want it or stay home”? You’ll just have to follow the link and read the post for the rest of the story.
Now, back to THEIR guest blogger, and her thoughts on what it takes to feel beautiful. This post falls right in line with what I said yesterday. It’s up to us as women (and kind men) to remind each other that we’re beautiful, regardless of whether we’re wearing the size clothes we want to wear, or whether the scales say what we think would be ideal.
I’m not saying I’ll start wearing frocks and heels to work. I am committing to making regular hair appointments and pedicures a priority, rather than trying to bend the salon’s schedule to my last-minute NEEDS. I am very visually oriented, so just as I crave sunshine for a happy day, I need to like what I see in the mirror when I walk past. Since I can’t be that tiny little fitness freak I was 20 years ago, I can at least purdy up what I have so she doesn’t mutter “Frumpy!” when we meet in the mirror.
Love the one you’re with. That goes for me, myself and I too, and you, yourself and you as well.
So, who is having a long weekend? Gretchen hasn’t seen anything about Memorial Day as far as I know, so I felt a little guilty when she bounced up and down this morning as I promised her that if she wanted, Dadaw and I would stay home most of the weekend and even Monday too. Oh well. The four of us are going to have a wonderful time hanging out, and with a bit of luck, moving stuff into the shed-mahal.
Anyone have more exciting plans than that? Oh – and I do plan to ply that blue handspun with beaded cotton and aspire to finish spinning up my tie-dyed looking fiber too…