Hard to believe we are now on week four of Indoornation!
I’m ashamed to admit that I’m feeling a bit lazy when at home these days.
I recline on the sofa instead–but the remote is always in-hand!
Don’t get me wrong. I’m still going to work five days a week from 8 AM till 5 PM I’m working like a dog—and I’m loving it because I’m by myself.
New office essentials for this essential worker–hand sanitzer and a mask!
No office politics. No snitches. No distractions. My biggest concern is that I’ll be very unwelcoming when everyone comes back. Hey! Ain’t gonna lie!
I’m still dressing for work though. I wore a couple of favorites this week. I LOVE this outfit because for some reason, the loud printed pants just work! The pants were purchased on sale from the Gretchen Scott Designs website. The shirt is years old from J. Crew and the shoes? Repettos that are at least ten years old purchased on one of our visits to Paris!
On my birthday, I wore this tried and true, four-season ensemble. In all honesty, it’s my favorite work outfit. The skirt is either from J. Crew or J. Crew Factory. The shoes from J. Crew and the shirt from Target. This has got to be my most worn outfit!
And yesterday I wore a comfy shift by Lilly Pulitzer. I may have been a bit premature in switching out the seasonal clothing but I’m glad to have done it. This made me cheery–especially in an empty office. The flat shoes? The purchase was made in late December at a Talbots sale. Eyeing these for a while, they were purchased at a deep discount!
But let’s talk about how the week went whilst not at work.
I’ve been falling asleep very early. Last night I reached slumber at approximately 8:30 PM. That’s right. Eight. Thirty. Pee. Em! And I slept like a baby.
And while I was dreaming, Bonaparte was watching all the TV shows I can’t stand!
It also meant waking up early on a Saturday morning. One would think after such a long slumber I would be full of vim and vigor. Instead I’m full of laziness and lethargy!
Good Morning! I put Saturday makeup on! Just a bit. And I decided to plop a wig I hadn’t worn in a while. Hayden by Henry Margu!
It could be because I’ve been thinking a lot about my brother, Pete, this week.
Thursday was our birthdays. Twins 13 years apart. As I turned 65, he did not turn 52. And it was a very odd birthday.
I have this photo in my cubicle at work. I like to keep Pete close to me. This is my favorite photo of us. It was taken back in 1992 at Tice’s farm in New Jersey. He was visiting us while we took the kids pumpkin picking. It isn’t fair that he’s not here…
I’ve been swinging the pendulum of emotions from sad to not sad. From missing him to accepting the fact he’s not here. From anger that my brother is gone and a certain person who lies is still breathing.
Add to that, turning 65, which is a milestone of sorts—as I step completely away from any notion of youth and over the boarder to bona fide Senior Citizenship, I dwell at how unsuccessful in a career I’ve been. On the other hand, I’m very thankful to have a job.
And thankful to have health and three great kids and a wonderful husband.
But there was no birthday cake—and I would have had to bake one anyway so my hips and ass are ridiculously happy over the no cake.
I think I made this cake for Roman or Oona. Perhaps both since their birthdays are so close together. Alas, I passed on baking a cake for me!
The stores are closed so I couldn’t go birthday shopping—which is great because money is saved.
Actually, the husband is happier!
Bonaparte got some gorgeous red roses for me and they are so beautiful to admire.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
And as I sit here typing, I can look up from the table and admire them!
The kids got me a Nespresso machine which is making me feel as though I’m now a professional barista! Thank God the caffeine in coffee, and espresso, do not affect my sleeping patterns. I can enjoy a cup in the evening and still go into a deep sleep!
Mommy also knows what the kids are going to want with breakfast on their next visits!
It’s so cool. Although I will admit that I had to watch a YouTube video on how to use this. I need visuals instead of written instructions!
It came with a box of pods..
..and continued yesterday with another delivery of more pods!
My first attempt! That milk frother is everything!
All in all, it was a low-key birthday but bittersweet just the same!
A great gift indeed!!
And the day after turning 65, I went to the office and happened to…touch my face! I know, I know. We are not supposed to touch our faces at this time but sometimes you do these things. And what did I discover? A hair! Not a little lady whisker that is normally found on the chin and immediately plucked. But a hair!!!
Approximately a quarter of an inch. Dark. It bothered me all day. I could just about focus on the tremendous amount of paperwork. And when I arrived home, I plucked that muthafucka out of my cheek and realized that this is what aging is. Finding stray hairs on areas other than your chin!
The first thing I’m gonna do when stores open is buy a tweezer for every purse!
I have tweezers in my car. Tweezers on my vanity. Now I need to buy a pair for every purse I own. I’ll be touching my face forever now!
Actually, that is the second thing I’m gonna do. The first thing will be to get a proper manicure and pedicure.
Yeah. The hands are kind of nasty. Chippy was lucky enough to go to the vet yesterday to get his nails clipped. I’m thinking of calling the vet’s office to see if he does human paws!
The nails were looking pretty messed up. Gel polish was peeling. The acrylic was chipping. It was awful. What I ended up doing was soaking cotton in acetone nail polish remover, wrapping the soaked cotton around my fingertips and covering it with aluminum foil which I kept on for almost a half hour!
It all peeled off nicely and I gave myself a coat of clear nail polish. It’s the best I could do for now but I find that I like the look of a natural nail. I may keep them like this until next winter!
Hey! They can be worse–you know??
Feeling rather…um…. productive, I cleaned my makeup brushes in between blogging! Quite honestly, they were so disgusting that I am shocked no crud was growing in the crevasses, otherwise known as wrinkles, of my visage!
In all my slothful laziness, I managed to clean my makeup brushes. God knows this was a chore that was way overdue. Ewwww..they were so filthy. I should be ashamed. But I’m not!
They were so gross and filthy that I decided to use Fantastik and it worked like a charm.
Don’t judge! It worked better than soap! Besides, it did cut through the tough grime and grease!
I’m going back to do nothing right now—except to watch Diners,and Drive-In’s, and Dives! That comfort food is addicting! And if I watch it on TV, it’s not as fattening!
Although I find Guy Fieri utterly vulgar, I’m so addicted to his show. And I love when he can’t stand something and he pretends to like it! He can’t hide his feelings, this guy!
Remember! Stay Safe. Stay well and remember this will pass!
Be well and stay safe!
I also want to thank you for your patience with me. I have been so exhausted after working all day that I have been lacking in energy to write more during the week. I’m sorry!