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, June 10, 2014

Lawyerdoll and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

As you can see by the posting dates, I've taken quite the hiatus from the blogosphere. Not that I didn't miss y'all... I just needed to turn inward for awhile. Which apparently isn't so great for my "external presentation", although my bestie tells me I'm usually well-turned-out when we get together.

I've been doing photos for a week now, because I've wanted to get my blog up and running again. There have been a ton of changes in my life (and wardrobe) over that time, so I've been a bit preoccupied. Which I will get into in a later post. Because yesterday was truly a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

I rolled out of bed just in time to cover my nakedness and go to my doctor's appointment.

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Not glamorous, but the plan was to come home, shower, etc., and try to look more presentable. Yeah... I stayed that way all day. Why?

I came home to see that my two adult kayaks were stolen right from my side yard, where they were leaned against the house. At least the !$#^&!%#!*#!% left the two kid ones.

I'm not going to lie- I bawled like a baby in front of the officer that came to take the report. I've had "Baby" (the blue one) for ten years, and was looking forward to many more years of our mutual love blossoming.

Baby: Gone to Soon 2004-2014

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What is really upsetting is that I hadn't taken her out yet this year, and was looking forward to kayaking with my boys this weekend! Argh!

Oh yeah, also had my t!t in a wringer. Yep, I was overdue for my mammogram. At least the gowns were nicer than I usually get in hospitals:

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There are a few sliver linings. Whoops! I meant to type "silver", but perhaps "sliver" is more apropro? Or not? I'm still moping....

My parents have said they will lend me my dad's kayak for the season, as my mom is not well and he's pretty busy with her for the foreseeable future. I am going back to be there for mom's hip replacement, so I will just bring my roof racks and straps along.

The other development is a real surprise: My Mother-in-Law has decided that she wants to buy me a new kayak, and is sending over a nice chunk of money for me to shop with. It's incredibly generous. So while I can't "replace" my Baby (they don't make her anymore), I'm going to use Dad's kayak (aka "The Banana Boat") during this season while I do some SERIOUS kayak shopping.

We will also have to replace "Bud", the red one my husband and/or friends use. I'm more annoyed than devastated by this loss. He was a cheapie we won in a drawing, and named after the "Budweiser" logo on him. Hubby wants a sit atop one, and my plan had been to buy one this season, and keep Bud around as a spare for extra people. We will still buy the sit atop, but we won't have a spare after all, I suspect.

Who knows? Maybe Baby and/or Bud will turn up....

Tee: Walmart
Yoga pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Crocs

A Two-Outfit Day!

I'm actually in the Mitten, hanging out in the hospital with Mom post-surgery. But I can try to catch up on blogging while I'm here.this should catch me up from two weeks ago, then I can work on last week's lol.

That Friday, I rolled out of bed, headed to a doctor's appointment... intending to go to the gym after:

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Not my best look, with pre-shower gunge on my face:

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Of course, I wound up running errands and skipping the gym... I do really love these shoes, though. No socks necessary, easy to slip on, comfy step... What's not to love?

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After cleaning up a bit, it was karaoke night evening glam time:

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Note to self-- do NOT wear a pushup bra with this top again, it was weird across the chest all night.

I'm disappointed that the greys don't match well in the photo... they looked much better together IRL. 

And I love the drape of these pants:

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And my awesome belt I hadn't worn yet:

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With a cheat, because it is too big for my underbust:

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Yes, that's a safety pin and a glue dot!

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Isn't my new jewelry pretty? I'm getting tired of French hook earrings, so I'm trying to get more posts... to have something actually on the earlobe.

And I'm trying to wear more bracelets. I actually bought a tree-branch-shaped stand at Target, and using it for bracelets now. I found some in my jewelry box I had forgotten I had because they've been buried! This one is new, though:

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Yes, I went to my glam evening in Crocs! Mwahuhuh!

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And to wrap this post up, a little more fun with effects:

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With the pic cropped rough above where the chest goes weird, of course!

Gym top and capris: Danskin from Walmart
Jacket: Danskin via Freeda's purge pile
Gym shoes: Naturalizer 360
Sunglasses: Serengeti via Sam's Club
Grey top: via Freeda's purge pile
Pants: Lane Bryant
Belt: Lane Bryant
Jewelry: Premier
Grey shoes: Crocs outlet

Out With Hubby

I'm so annoyed because I'd written a post, and lost it on the Blogger app. Ugh! 

Anyway, a couple weeks ago I got Hubby to actually go out with me TWICE. Given all he's been through, that's kind of a big deal.

One day I ran a bunch of errands, then we went to see the new "X-Men" movie:

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I've got my "no-makeup makeup" aka CC cream and that's it. And my lovely new earrings:

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My HTML isn't cooperating, green sandals above. 

They also came in black, which looked ordinary, and brown/tan... which looked kind of cheap. But the green ones sang to me!

I was particularly impressed when he accompanied my bestie and I to karaoke night:

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I had some fun with the Photoshop app effects:

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I think it shows how much my bottom pokes out....

But I finally got to break out my awesome new bracelet:

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I've had the earrings forever though, but they worked well enough with the outfit:

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And here's another new pair of sandals:

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Hopefully this is a sigh of us (slowly) reconstructing our lives after all the drama!

Green Lantern tee: via Freeda's purge pile
Jeans: Kmart Jacklyn Smith Angel Cut
Gold earrings: World Market
Bracelet: World Market
Stone earrings: art show a million years ago
White tee: Norma Kamali via Freeda's purge pile
Skirt: consignment shop
both pair sandals: Merrell outlet

Long Time... No See!

What can I say? The last year or so has been pretty rough. 

Hubby has been recovering slowly, and essentially spent a year and a half in bed. He's started practicing law again, and is working a little out of the house. And starting to go out a little now and then.

My mom is also having some serious medical issues, which are slow to heal. 

I've mostly been trying to put one foot in front of the other, and hadn't been keeping up with a lot of my activities, including blogging or paying much attention to my appearance, health, etc. I was a zombie, I suppose....

Me and the job parted ways a few months ago, so I'm regrouping while pondering my next step. And I suppose I mostly hibernated over this awful winter. I've focused more on family and a couple close local friends.

I've been going to karaoke nights with my bestie, including last Monday. I told her I was going to stay blogging again, to force me to pay more attention to my appearance. So she took some photos at Denny's pre-karaoke:

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I really wanted my sandals to show. But cuffing the jeans like this this looks stupid. *sigh*

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Because, seriously? How fabulous are these sandals?

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I love how the ruffle trails down the back:

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I had a little fun with effects in the Photoshop app:

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I do think this effect shows how nicely the ruffle drapes. 

A twisted-up wash load ruined the color on my jeans, which is rather upsetting. But I'm not buying another pair until I go down a size!

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But isn't this necklace incredible?

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So it's nice to be back, even if nobody is reading yet. It's ok, I have a few posts before I catch up!

Top: via Freeda's purge pile
Jeans: Kmart Jacklyn Smith Angel Cut
Sandals: Naturalizer 
Necklace: fifty cents at a flea market!