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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's not that pukey chartreuse color...

it's acid green.  I've discovered that acid green is the polite-sounding, fashion friendly name for the color I love.  And it's finally time to get out my two favorite fall shirts - one is purple and then there's this acid green one.  They're exactly alike, except for the color, and I am amazed that the one I'm wearing is actually a bit looser than last year.  They are covered with line drawings of acorns, owls, cats, pumpkins, leaves and stars.  Too cute!  They're Liz & Me from Catherine's and I've about worn them to death but they have held up so well.  I think I got them at least five or six years ago, back when their clothes were really cute and not so old-lady looking.  Uh-oh - I'm sounding like some sort of shopaholic fashionista, which I am not, but I do have a thing for holiday-ish clothes.  I also love holiday sweaters - a holdover from college winters in the frozen north - and I live for the days I can wear them in the south.  At this point, it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to wear the pumpkin sweater for Halloween, but there is still hope for Thanksgiving!  Speaking of silver linings, I was forced to get a newer pair of jeans out of the closet this morning when I unearthed my Halloween shirts.  It was a sad, sad day on Monday when I had to throw away my favorite pair of soft, comfortable, well-washed pair of jeans.  They were really too big anyway, so when the waistband, which was the only thing holding them up, actually came off, well - I didn't want to be known around here as the fat lady whose pants fell off on the way to her car.  The jeans I got out this morning are a size smaller, and actually fit, which is a change because I am inordinately fond of very loose clothing.  These pants are even the right length, which is a switch because clothing companies, for some unknown reason, think that that if you're fat, you're also tall and most pants are all too dang long.  I hate to hem jeans - but I have discovered that flood pants, as they are known, are just the right length for me.  And that is today's lesson on color, fashion, style and fit.  Thank you for tuning in and have a wonderful day!  Hee hee!


PS I hope I didn't offend anyone (Canadians or potheads) with yesterday's post.  What people do is their own business - I don't drink, have never smoked pot - heck, I've never even smoked a cigarette - but I don't judge.  I'm crazy enough on my own without chemical additives.

2 comments:

  1. I love holiday clothes, too. Amber tells me I dress up like a Christmas tree and advises me to wear only TWO layers! I have a selection of fall clothing....mostly purchased at thrift stores. Today I am wearing a fall denim overshirt with embroidered appliques of pumpkins, leaves and such. I love pretty clothes and I like them loose and comfortable enough to sleep in! My mother told me once, "Linda, you wouldn't look as big if you wore clothes that FIT!"

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  2. Re that acid green--I have a friend who has dubbed it "bug-gut green" but I digress. I love just a shot of it when I'm putting together other colors. I've never heard of "flood" pants, will have to keep my eye out for those. I always have to hem too, not just pants, but sleeve as well, except when I can wear them turned back--which is most of the time.

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