DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wishing, and Hoping, and Praying

My area hasn't been hit too hard by Sandy yet (comparatively speaking), but I'm monitoring the weather channel website for updates. Much of Hubby's family and my niece are further east, as are some of our friends... We have heard from many people that they are OK. I'm hoping Shybiker checks in online at some point, just so we know she's alright!

I didn't get all fancy at work today. I had cleared my calendar because I expected to be staffing a Red Cross shelter last night. But it must not have been necessary, because they didn't open one after all. So I took the rare opportunity to wear jeans to the office. Trouser jeans... not my mom jeans. There is only so far I will go:

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I figured I should save my court clothes, just in case doing laundry becomes a problem. When I mentioned that I was wearing jeans to the secretaries, they didn't believe me until they got a closer look at the fabric. So I suppose they would "pass" in a pinch. Good to know!

Here's an older pic for a better look at the colors:

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The jeans in that pic are my mom jeans... ugh!

Mrs. Spendy came out to play again today, as I was harmlessly dropping off some clothes at the dry cleaners. There was a rack of the "left behind" things for sale... so I took a look. then bought a couple things, which you will see later!

Didn't wear anything new today. I am surprised at how much use I get out of this cheapo plastic necklace that I got on clearance awhile back:
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My lunar globes weren't so cheap, though. I always liked the "moon and tides" feeling I get from this pairing... but maybe not the best choice of imagery in the middle of a massive hurricane?

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Let me see... I took my shower at night again, just in case. So another ponytail today with a hair flower. This pic is so old that it doesn't even have my usual border on it:

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I knew it was going to rain like crazy... so I picked my trusty black shoes with a bit of a platform... to help me keep nice and dry:

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I was asked if I would be willing to deploy to White Plains, NY with the Red Cross for at least 2 weeks. Willing? Yes. Able? Not so much. We have a small office, I have a large caseload. I had to say no... so why do I feel guilty?

Shell: Laura Ashley via Goodwill
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Fashion Bug
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass
Hair Flower: Maurice's
Shoes: Ariat


  1. I've been wondering about Ally, too, figuring no electricity?

    I love this color sweater. The necklace is perfect. I'd wear it all the time!

  2. Love your turquoise look. I think the jewelry is really cool.

    Like Lynne, I'm worried about Ally. I've checked in with most of my friends, but I'm still worrying over those I haven't heard from.

    1. I know we will feel better when she checks in, but she probably has bigger fish to fry at the moment. The same is probably true of your other friends too... chin up!

  3. Love the necklace.
    Very scary storm; hoping all of our blog friends are safe and dry.

  4. I had not realized that you were a Red Cross volunteer. I would say that your willingness absolves you of ANY guilt about being unable to go. Love the pale blue sweater you're wearing--the same color I wore to the visitation Sunday evening.

  5. I know that if I could drop my day job for my charitable pursuits I would do it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately volunteering, by definition, doesn't pay and the work still needs to get done.

    You are willing to be there locally; that's all you can do right now. If you can free up local people then they can travel.

  6. Eh, there will always be another crisis to work.

    Heard from the stepkid in NJ. They won't have power for at least a week. She's a little worried about home security/looting, etc, but they're well armed. (I guess having a cop boyfriend does come in handy.)

    I like the colors, but I don't like those two necklines together.

  7. you were willing to go, that's the main thing. hope your family is ok. i like the layering of blues, and the necklace is really pretty!


  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment, I do appreciate it.

    I have also tried to get hold of Ally without any luck - but will keep trying, trusting that all is well.

    Sadly, I'm not able to see your photos, so now have a reason to revisit later when I'm home.

    have a stuning day

  9. I'm so glad that you are safe and still in great humor as always, lol. Oh yeah I want the necklace! Love it.

  10. Amazing post!

    Absolutely loving this :)

    also loving your statement necklace!!



  11. i like those colors on you! very pretty necklace. :)