|Brown Paisley Outfit|
Today, I wore a mostly brown paisley design (on black background, with some cream and rust details) skirt that one of my aunts gave me, with a brown sweater and a beige jacket that was also given to me by the same aunt.
|With Beige Jacket|
To be quite honest, I don't think the beige jacket does anything for me. It was already too long and someone, aunt, probably, had shortened it, but it is still too long for me! It might work with a shorter, knee length skirt, but not with a skirt this long. By the way, in case anyone is wondering, I am not the only person who wears long skirts to our office. I did tell daughter that maybe I should shorten the skirt, but she, too, likes long skirts and told me to keep it long! She borrows some of my skirts when she's down here.
I only wore the jacket to go to the office; once there, I took it off. My supervisor and one other colleague complimented me on my appearance, so I guess it looked pulled together. But, to me, the outfit seemed more suitable for Fall, I guess because I associate the color with Fall.
Aunt also gave me a darker brown jacket that would have matched, also, (and in a shorter style that works better for me) but I had already decided that the jacket was too big and had put it aside to donate. However, I pulled it out again and tried it on with the outfit to see how it looked:
|With Brown Jacket|
The lighting isn't the best, as I took this photo in the night, but I think the shorter jacket looks better with the long skirt. But it is too big. I really don't know if I am up to altering the jacket, although, if I do, I'd like to remove the shawl collar! I think I will be shopping for a well-fitting black jacket, later this fall.
I couldn't fall asleep till 4:30 a.m. this morning and then, couldn't wake up when the alarm went off at 8:00 a.m.! I stayed in bed till after 8:30 a.m. and finally went to the office past 10:30 a.m. I felt a bit nauseated all morning (from the antibiotics, I think; it's listed as a side effect although this was the first time I felt it). I bought myself some lemon-lime soda and sipped on that and the nausea went away, later. It was a fairly quiet day at the office, but I am glad the work week is over.
Came home and was in time to chat to my gardener friend for 15 minutes before he left. He weeded and mulched another planting bed for me.
After I came home, I spoke with one of my aunts. She had called me before I left to go to the temple and was concerned that I was going to the temple alone so late in the evening (it was about 7:45 p.m. and still light outside!) I called her when I came home, around 8:30 p.m. to tell her I was home, safe and sound. :) Later, a friend called; she and I made tentative plans to get together, tomorrow, for lunch, conversation, and maybe some shopping!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to go in late to the office (I make up the time over the week)
- Being able to go to the temple and make a donation for the flood victims
- Blessings and a new prayer to say
- Safe driving
- Family and friends calling to check on me
Friday's To Do List:
- Go to the office - DONE
- Pay the water & electric bill - DONE
- Leave a note to my gardener friend - DONE
- Go to the temple to make a donation - DONE
Yay! I did all the items on my to do list for Friday!
Saturday's To Do List:
- Dust the living room, dining area, family room
- Pick up my friend and go to lunch with her/spend time together
- Do the dishes
- Tidy the kitchen
- Water the garden/indoor plants
How was your Friday? Did you have a good day? Are you all tired of me going on and on about my clothes? What are your plans for the weekend?