Showing posts from May, 2017

Taking The Next Step

In all my years of being Julie I have had many "firsts" *The first time I went out of the house (I think I was 17 - it was SO long ago I really can't remember - and it was a quick walk around the block. Short, but exciting.) *The first time I bought a dress (Thrift shops are GREAT! And I learned that they are just interested in making a sale, not in judging you.) *The first time I interacted with anyone in public (I was walking around the neighborhood, granted it was rather late at night, when a police car pulled up to me and asked "Ma'am, are you alright?" YIKES!  I said, "Yes, just walking home." and he drove on.  Whew!) I could go on, but I won't. (giggle) And now I am planning another - my first weekend getaway with the girls!  We are looking to take an overnight trip to Leavenworth WA (the "we" being myself, and my two besties, Sarah and Linda).  This will be the first time I have ever gone anywhere for an extended period

Like The Messenger, Not The Message

Most of my friends know that I am NOT a fan of country music.  I will listen to the occasional blue grass, but hard core country music - no thanks.  I don't own a pick up truck, I don't have a cowboy hat (but I admit I DO have the boots).  However, I have recently noticed that the ladies of country really know how to dress. Faith Hill at the ACM Awards Faith Hill is coming to Spokane, and I hope she brings THIS dress.  Now, don't get me wrong - I know I could NEVER pull this look off, mostly because I'm not a Size 0.  But I would LOVE to have the opportunity.  I even think I could maneuver on those shoes.  Not for long, but long enough. Of course, there's always Shania Twain - - -  MAN - She Looks Like A Woman I know I'd look like an overstuffed sausage in this one - but that doesn't stop me from wanting to try it on In spite of my opening remarks, I admit I have rocked out to MAN I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN while getting dre

June Is Approaching, When A Girl's Fancy Turns To Tule and Lace

Princess Grace -- classy Just a quick few thoughts.  In today's paper there was an interesting feature about the Bridal Show in NYC, complete with photos and commentary  Call me old fashioned, call me a traditionalist, but when I think Bridal Gown, I think Princess Grace.  Classic lines, beautiful detail - the epitome of style, and I would ADORE the chance to wear it. This was the front page featured design. To me, it looks rather casual for a bride - more Prom than Wedding - and I must say I'm not a fan of the black trim and shoes.  I guess I'm just an old lady when it comes to wedding gowns - but being old fashioned isn't always a bad thing.  I'm sure others must agree with me, and it seems that at least one other does . . .  By the way - I wear a size 16-18, just in case anyone wants to surprise me with the Princess Grace dress for my birthday. Stay safe and pretty, Sweeties!

Once More Into The Neighborhood

Chilly morning - gloves to keep warm and hide the lack of manicure Looking head, I see there will be few more opportunities to get out until mid July, so I took a walk today.  It was rather chilly, with a bit of wind blowing. So I ventured out into the neighborhood again, aiming at the grocery store a few blocks away. On The Porch and Ready To Go I planned to stop at the shop, but by the time I got there, a number of young men were hanging around the front of the store. I didn't want to risk it (yes, I chickened out), so I turned the corner and explored a part of the neighborhood I hadn't seen.  I ventured down to a pretty overlook that went down into the valley, and I discovered landmarks I didn't know were there. Should I try this church on Sunday morning? I was able to chat with a workman putting a roof on the house 3 doors down.  Nothing exciting, and for that I was grateful.  Still, I need to push the boundaries a bit. Oh well, maybe next tr

All Dressed Up and No Place To Go

Basic Black - always a hit Seems like I have been falling into a rut -- the rut of getting all dressed up first thing in the morning and then not having any where to go.  Most days I am without a vehicle.  Not really a deterrent to going out - I have a bus pass that will get me almost anywhere in our lovely town. Me on a previous outing - waiting for the aforementioned bus But travel by bus requires planning and a time commitment. When driving to the local Value Village, for example, it takes me 5 minutes.  To get there by bus would require walking, bus, change bus, and more walking -- about 25 minutes. Not to mention I must go when the bus is running, not whenever I feel like it. The other difficulty comes when I realize I will be venturing out alone.  Now, I've done it before, and will probably do it again and again.  But having someone to chat with, to see if that top REALLY goes with that skirt, to dish the dirt about 3rd and 4th parties (not that I would