Once upon a time, there was a stripy shirt living in a closet. She had an adventure or two - you might have read about them here. But most of the time, she led a pretty quiet life, thinking every now and then that maybe there is a more exciting closet for her to live in. She'd think that, sigh quietly and just continue to hang in there, I mean, literally. And then one sunny day a stripy skirt moved in the closet.
The skirt was beautiful, striking even, and had a rather big, bold personality too. She would never consider having a predictable, quiet life as an option for herself. She was fearless. She wanted adventure, exploration, travel. New places, new horizons were on her agenda. You might have read about her a little bit over here. Every single thing she met on her way seemed wonderful, full of life, full of spirit. So when she met the rather shy and modest stripy shirt who considered herself just an ordinary piece of clothing, she said, "C'mon! You are not ordinary at all! You are big, bold and beautiful - just look at yourself! Don't hide in the closet. Let's go play!"
The stripy shirt had never heard such a conversation before, and was much surprised. But the idea of her being big, bold and beautiful was so appealing that she decided to jump in and just see where it took her. And on the way, she realized that she was indeed big, bold and beautiful too, and that the world was amazing and full of exciting opportunities.
~ The End ~
The temperature dropped down to the low 70s here, and the clouds feel so refreshing! It's been 3 weeks since I had a good long night's sleep - my daughter goes to a theater camp which starts at 9 am (to me, a night bird, unspeakably early), and my body is surprisingly resistant to the idea of going to bed at a reasonable hour. It's a part of being Taurus I guess. So for the past 3 weeks, I'm functioning on 4-5 hours sleep, and let me tell you, it's a challenge. People, good sleep is a must! But if you, like me, are temporarily deprived of sleep, then treat yourself to something really nice - it doesn't have to be a huge thing, but something you enjoy. Both feeling run down lately, Anya and I decided to give ourselves a treat and went to a nail spa yesterday, which I haven't done in ages, and for Anya it was the first time. We got a special foot massage with hot rocks and some sort of nice smelling scrub, and also got to decorate our nails. We spent about a hundred dollars, which is a splurge to us, but it was worth it - we felt so much better after all.
And in case you have not seen it yet... I discovered another wonderful and completely unique treat just a couple of days ago. I shared it on my Google Plus page, but to tell the truth I very rarely open it myself, so I'd love to share it here too. Amazing Shawna of The Director of Awesome painted my portrait. I'm so thrilled - and I just love it! Thank you, my dear talented friend! Big, big hugses!
Shirt - Chico's, a couple of years old
Skirt - Lane Bryant (might be still available, check online or your local stores)
Sandals - Clarks via Nordstrom Rack (my shoe mecca)
Purse was found at a book store on Bainbridge Island, no name (I found name later - Coelacanth)