I’ve been singing “Life In The Fast Lane” by the Eagles all day. So, that got me thinking about how fast life can pass you by. When I turned 50, I expected to feel different. But, truth be told, I felt just like I did at 40, even 30. I expect I will feel the same when I turn 60. I know some people who freaked out when they turned 30, you would have thought it was the end of the world. Hahaha The privilege of turning another year older, is something to be thankful for.My grandmother is 102, and until fairly recently, in good health. She is truly a blessing, and I am thankful everyday that she is still with us. When I was young, I use to love going to spend the night with her. I always got to sleep with her and would beg her to tell me bedtime stories. Some of my favorite stories were, Three Billy Goats Gruff, I Want My Big Toe, Epominonimous (I have no idea how to spell this), and Billy Boy. She was always VERY animated and would change her voice for all the characters.
She had a closet that was shared by two bedrooms. It was great fun as a child, to go in the closet in one of the rooms, and wind my way around to come out in the other bedroom. That was the coolest thing. You can see I was easily amused. LOL She also had a tornado cellar off to the side of her house. It had a little storage shed on top, and then you could go around to the back, and enter the cellar from below. The cellar did not have a door, instead it had a maze that led back to the inner room. You would enter, turn to the right for about 4 feet, then turn the corner and go left for about 6 or 7 feet, and turn the corner and enter the room. This was the SCARIEST place on earth!!! No door means anything could go inside, and probably did. I remember all us kids would dare each other to go inside. You would always find lizards, huge crickets, and bugs of all kinds. I don’t think I ever made it to the inner room, I am not a nature kind of girl. I used to tell my mother I would have to actually see the tornado coming before I would go in that thing. Hahaha
One day when I was probably around 7 or 8, I was across the street at the neighbors house. I knew what time Granny would get off work, so I was waiting beside the road, watching for her. When I saw her car coming, I flagged her down. I told her I wanted to go to her house and that Mom said it would be alright. That might have been stretching the truth, since Mom had NO idea I was going. Did I mention the neighbors didn’t see me leave with Granny either? When I was discovered missing, Mom called Granny and I was outed. You would have thought that Mom would have been relieved to have found me, but I don’t recall that being the emotion. I do recall not being able to sit down for a short time after though.What do you think about my southwestern print cardigan? My friends Sandy and Bertha went shopping on Wednesday, and they brought me back this cardigan and a cute dress. Yes, I know I have the best friends in the world. They bought this at a store there called The Classy Closet. Don’t you just love that name? My long necklace is one I bought this past fall at Cato’s, and I think it has a southwestern flare. Here is a gorgeous silver feather necklace with turquoise, onyx, or coral, your choice. The quartz short necklace was one I bought at the craft fair we had in November. Here are three quartz necklaces for every size budget. Similar | similar | similar | The dark teal top is from Banana Republic, and I bought it at the outlets in Florida. I had no idea what I was going to wear it with, but it just matches the cardigan. Here is a similar top.
I’ve brought my Dooney & Bourke workhorse handbag out of the closet. This purse goes with almost anything. The carmel color is rich, and I like that it is divided on the inside. Here are two price friendly options. similar | similar The jeans are from Maurices. They are Maurices Premium, according to the label. I am not sure what makes them premium, if they are thicker or better quality. Tomorrow Sandy and Bertha are coming down for a photo shoot. If all goes well, you will get to see a post starring them. Then, it is off to Classy Closet for a small shopping trip.
Remember, life is fast, so take the time to give your loved ones a hug. AND, take some time for yourself!
I hope you have a great weekend, and remember to ask yourself “would Tania wear this?” Hahaha
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