My Week in Review: Week 16

Four months of Fashion Schlub, woohoo! In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m big on anniversaries, commemorating special dates, etc.

Last weekend I was just plumb tuckered out. It was a beautiful weekend – everyone was out at the beach, barbecues or by the pool. I was happy to be inside in the air conditioning with no “out in the world” commitments. I have a bit of a proclivity towards reclusivity. I get that from my mother. She could go days without leaving the house…without even getting dressed. There are times I consciously fight against this inner tendency…and sometimes, exhausted, I just go with it. Unlike her, I know I *have* to go out eventually, because I have to work, so I’m not especially worried when I hang my feet over the edge of the rabbit hole for a couple days. She had the luxury…or disadvantage, depending how you look at it…of not having to work, so she truly *could* just hide out at home, reading (then saving. forever.) her New York Times and keeping track of winning lottery numbers in notebook after notebook and ordering umpteen Joan Rivers’ cocktail rings off the Home Shopping Network.

But My Mother is a whole other story for another day.

Anyway, I got my little mental break from The World last weekend…which was good because this week I needed to be able to go Full Steam Ahead.

It was Camp Week at work which is just a whole different set of issues than usual. No pictures are anywhere to be shared yet, so…

I got a dress from Gwynnie Bee that wound up being sort of a line in the sand for me. It was much shorter than I’m used to. I tried it with bare legs and with leggings…wasn’t really happy with either.

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But I wore it out anyway.

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My daughter and I took turns being the photographer. I’m happy to have my favorite model back.

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Then there was the striped-tee controversy.


I met up with friends at a coffee house that usually has a vegan goodie or two…and always has some local artists’ work up on the walls, which is nice. Chocolate-chip ch-ch-ch-chia cookie. Yum.


This time they had an exhibit by local high school kids.


Thursday night I went to an aquarium to photograph a Sweet 16 party.


Doesn’t she look like Cinderella? It was a really fun family to photograph. I love shooting people who LIKE to be photographed – it is a rare treat.

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We’ve been getting so many big packages at work this week we finally decided to put them to good use.


And lastly, weird mail arrived from a fellow named William Voltair. It turns out this guy sends these letters all over the place. See copies of the letter(s) here. 

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And now…I’M ON VACATION!!! Yay.

It was so weird Not Blogging yesterday! Feels good today to be back 🙂


2 thoughts on “My Week in Review: Week 16

  1. Happy vacation! I need those days too to just hibernate and re-collect myself and I find I need it more as I get older. But, it is an easy hole to slip into too and I’m so energized by being with other people. I think I’m still trying to find the right balance between both. Your daughter is beautiful (as I’m sure you know) and probably smart and funny too! Enjoy your vacation!


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    1. Thanks, Julia! I’ve always sort of envied people who are “energized” by being with other people. It looks very appealing. But, at the risk of sounding downright anti-social, being with people *exhausts* me! Not in an “oh my god, I can’t stand being near you” way, but just…I’m sort of (understatement) socially anxious and it’s just really draining to feel…unsure and sort of “on thin ice” all the time when I’m around people. So I need a lot (a LOT) of alone time to rest and recharge to face being social again. People I know seem surprised to hear me say that, but I think I’ve just learned to cover it up pretty well…though lately I’ve been feeling weary of wearing the mask and I just feel like…I can be with you if you just let me sit here quietly and observe more than participate.

      Ha, this has really turned into True Confessions! Back to vacation….

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