Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Holidays Are Here

Since the last time I blogged I found out my dad was ill, he had been in bed for a week in a great deal of pain and wasn't eating. This past Friday my mom was able to get him to the doctor to start doing tests, it turned out to be his gallbladder. Hubby and I brought Chinese over for dinner on Sunday to spend some time with them since we had missed lunch with them the past few weeks because of the last home Volleyball games. Mom really appreciated the company and food, Chinese has always been our comfort food. It was odd to see Dad so weak, he is a big bear of a man that never lets anything physical get in his way. I called Mom to check up today and she said they did surgery last night and he is going to be in the hospital for a day or so for monitoring. 
A sweater from the clothes swap
Since Mom was taking Dad to the doctor we didn't get our normal girl day. She was pleased that my friends and I were having a clothing swap that evening so I could still have a little fun. The clothes swap was even bigger than last time and I'm pretty sure we had less people, we all did a great job of cleaning out our closets. Even after all of us picked things over we still filled up the back of my Volvo wagon with clothes and accessories to donate.
I picked up so many great pieces at the swap. I grabbed several new cardigans, some amazing dresses, a great workout jacket, adorable accessories, way too many St. Patrick's Day shirts, some make-up and toiletries,  and half a bag of nice spools of ribbon.
This week is the first cool week in a very long time. Last night there was even a frost advisory, our weather sensitive plants and porch bunnies spent the evening inside. The rabbits are not pleased with being in their inside pen and having to deal with Tipsy (aka, the house bunny).
With all the stuff going on I have been having trouble sleeping, often the best sleep I can get is 5 am-10 am. Yesterday I slept in late but after lunch I spent the whole day in my sewing room sewing Christmas gifts as well as the skirt I wore today. I've had this vintage print for a year or so now, I wanted to make a dress but it wasn't quite enough so I made a quick elastic waist skirt instead. Yeah, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm wearing Christmas prints. I've been so much in Christmas gift mode and listening to holiday music I think I'm turning into an elf.  Today I slept in again but I ran soooo many errands today to make up for it and I have a full afternoon of wrapping gifts. Now that I'm finally finished making things I can start working on some charity items.
Outfit details

Pony/belt- eBay
Earrings- made by me
Necklace- vintage
Cardi- swap
Tank- thrifted
Skirt- made by me
Cotton tights- Sock Dreams
Shoes- Payless

I love these cotton tights so much, I buy a new pair every year even though they last me a good 5 years. I have only run holes in several pairs and they are the ones that are at least 5 years old, and even then I just sew them up and keep wearing them. When I was heavier I would buy the plus version but the normal ones are plenty roomy to fit over my full hips and big booty. I wear them almost every day in autumn and winter. I even wear them under jeans to outdoor events when it is really cold.

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