Most of you have heard me talk about my daughter, who lived in Juneau, Alaska. I say “lived” because she can’t make up her mind if she is going to stay in Alaska, come to Virginia, go to Tennessee, or do a combination of all of those mentioned. She went back to Juneau to work on the commercial fishing boat that her boyfriend owns. Yes, I said, boyfriend. Those who have read my blog for a while knows that he was an “ex” boyfriend earlier this year. It would appear that they have patched up their differences, and she seems extremely happy. She loved being on the boat, but she strained a muscle that I can’t even pronounce, and she had to quit the fishing for now.
Instead, she has been helping the boat by being the person who does all the calling and scheduling. That is more of a task than you would imagine. The boat does not always have service, and you have to fly supplies out to it a lot of the time because it is not near a port.
One of the scarier times was when the boat was taking on water, and she had to locate the items they needed to fix the problem. She finally found the supplies in another part of the state and then had to coordinate a way to get them to the plane so that they could be flown to the location of the boat. Evidently, the boat wasn’t too worried, though; they never quit fishing. I would have been a nervous wreck.
As you can see, she might not be on the commercial fishing boat, but she has been doing her fair share of fishing. She caught these Salmon, killed them, and then fileted them before she put them in the freezer. I am in awe! Just baiting a hook would be a major accomplishment for me. You can forget me doing all of the rest of that stuff. I am proud of her and the beautiful, strong woman that she has become!
The look today is another one from my archives that didn’t get used. Since I had been feeling bad the past few weeks, I haven’t been taking photos. Believe me; you did not want to see my outfits that I was wearing those days. I still liked this outfit, so I decided to share it with you today. I think the focal part of my outfit would be the floral kimono by Umgee. I have used this kimono for so many different looks. I have worn it with a dress, with jeans, with shorts, and even as a swimsuit coverup. A kimono is a very versatile clothing item and something that you might want to consider owning.
I wanted to bring out the turquoise in the kimono, so I added jewelry in that color. The necklace that I am wearing can be worn short or long. It does not come with the added pendant, so you can even use this as a lanyard. How cute would that be for your name badge? The necklace is the Marina, and when worn short, it is 17.5″ long. I added a two-sided pendant called the Brendalee. I can’t believe that I didn’t get a good photo of the pendant since it is so cute. It has my “S” initial in silver glitter on one side, and on the other side, it has a bright yellow background with a pretty butterfly. Here is the link to the pendant if you want a closer look.
My wide-leg pants have a cute ruffle on them at the bottom. They are c/o Luckybird Clothing Company, and I wore them before here. Wide-leg pants are everywhere this fall. The cropped version of the wide-leg pant is very popular right now, but it is a little tricky to wear. The crop version looks great with a high-heel pump shoe, but it is especially hard to wear if you are on the petite side.
I saw a quote of Pinterest one day that said, “Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them!” I wish that I could take the credit for the independent woman that my daughter has become. I was not that way when she was young. Thankfully, I have become stronger as I have aged, and for that, I am extremely grateful. But, I still wish I could do the things that my daughter can. Lol!
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