We are talking style this week.
And the question is ...
Who is your style icon?
Can't say that I have one.
When it comes to clothes, I buy things that are comfortable and modest. I don't go for the latest fashion and if I don't find something one year, I will look again the next and make do with what I have (I'm pretty good at mending and getting better at altering clothes).
Furniture and home - well I'm pretty much maxed out, space wise, at the moment. I could really do with another bookshelf (or two), but there is just no more space in my room to put it. And I would love to replace my desk (I've always wanted a roll-top desk). I have all different styles, although I'm currently in a bit of a white furniture phase (except that dust shows up a lot and I hate dusting). If I am buying, I look around for something I like, regardless of the current trends (I do like Ikea ... hmm ... must plan a trip there, even if just for a look).
When you boil it down, I guess you could say I'm my own style icon!!
So we have just started spring and already many people are already looking forward to summer. Not me, well except for the fact that it will make me an Auntie, summer holidays, Christmas and my birthday. I struggle with hot days and sad memories of people who are no longer with us.
Anyway ... this is meant to be a lighthearted post.
Hi Everyone! How are you going with your challenges?
I'm pleased to announce that I have already completed one of mine!
Actually I finished it a couple of weeks ago.
So here we are!
The last book was for:
Contains one of your favourite things in the title - Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
I had thought about something with butterflies or lighthouses, but I had read the ones I had within the last year and didn't want to read them again, so I went with this oldie, but goodie.
I've probably read it 5 times, but it's such a good story.
No more updates with the other challenges for now. It will probably be December before I finish the Alphabet Challenge and I'm still working on the last of the Anne of Green Gables Challenge. Which reminds me, I need to start the next book that I'm reading for that. Which book will it be ...?
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Hmm ... interesting! Just after I turned 30 I started to keep a list of things that I did for the first time. It was fun to keep and had some wacky things on it. I still have the list somewhere! These days, every so often, I will do something and realise that I had never done it before.
I really can't think of anything recently. So I've hunted the list of things I did for the first time since I was 30, so that you can have a laugh!
Bought a brand new dress (not one from an Op Shop)
Jumped on a Bouncy Castle
Gone to Kinder (I was working there, but I never went as a child)
Bought 3 pairs of shoes at once
Had a Humpty Dumpty Egg for Easter (you know the ones with Smarties inside)
Attended an International Sporting Event (Champions Trophy for Hockey)
Watched the same TV series in it's entirety twice in one year (The West Wing)
I know I haven't done these for a few weeks. I just didn't feel like doing it. But I'm going to try to do a few while I do this one and schedule them so that you don't miss out on the fun. We all go through seasons of things, and some times of the year are harder than others. This is one of my hard times.
Learning doesn't stop just because we finish school and university. There is learning that happens everyday whether we realise it or not.
What's something you learnt this week?
I have learned that mental strain can manifest itself physically, There was a particularly hard decision to make at work that could result in some serious consequences for somebody else. The stress of the decision and the questioning whether or not I made the right decision has resulted in physical illness for me. Maybe I would have got sick anyway, I don't know, but the timing is significant.
This was on top of what is always, for me, a difficult time of the year as I remember loved ones who I have lost. There are some weeks where you just wish you could go to sleep and wake up when they are over - this past week is one of those for me.
Sorry for the downer week. I hope things were better for you.