The Quiet Season

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So, Q1 2018 has been a quiet one for me. Especially after last year – finding out I was sick, in and out of the hospital, surgery, treatments, a family reunion trip, packing and moving to a new town and apartment…yeah. A lot went on last year.

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This year, quiet. Feeling better, my scans and blood-work have all been clean, I’m more or less settled in the apartment. Caleb is not up to much walking so I don’t take him many places anymore…and my feet have been in such pain I’m reluctant to do anything that requires a lot of walking myself. My “special friend” up and disappeared so there have been no nice dates or outings. I’ve been reading a lot. A  LOT. And now with the MoviePass app have started going to the movies again.

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So it’s been quiet. And solitary. And I like spending a lot of time alone…but lately I’m feeling it’s a little too much. I really never get lonely.  But when there are too many days in a row of nothing but work, reading, having dinner alone, working on the blog, going to bed around 9pm…I start to feel the solitude. And the sameness to the days. And the feeling of “is that all there is” starts creeping over me. Hopefully part of this is just the winter doldrums…that even though it’s Spring and we’re into April, it still feels like winter outside and I’m more apt to come home and want to get cozy and warm indoors than to head out to find a sunset. Maybe when the weather actually breaks I’ll feel different and more motivated to be outside and do different things.

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My wardrobe has the winter doldrums, too! It’s been cold for so long so I’m still in my warm winter clothes…and I’ve had just about enough of them! I feel I’ve mixed and matched everything every which way and I’m really ready for some fresh items to wear!

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So you’ve seen all these items before – the striped tee, the skinny jeans, the army green cascade vest – just maybe not the blush pink Vans (I did wear them in California in February) – but I don’t think I’ve worn all these pieces together before on the blog. My apologies on more indoor tripod shots, hopefully I can get some photographer time in the weeks ahead now that it’s staying light later.

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My helpers. So, I’m not totally alone, but….

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What I Wore:

  • Black and white striped tee from New Look, size 3x. Sold out, similar here and here
  • Plus size Refuge Skin Tight Legging Jeans from Charlotte Russe, size 22
  • Ava & Viv from Target army green cascade vest, size 3x. Sold out, comparable here and here
  • Van’s Ward V velcro sneaker in Blush, here
  • Rainbow earrings – I got mine at Macy*s Backstage and don’t recall the brand. Search “pastel rainbow earrings” on Etsy and see a gazillion options!

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I’m linking up with Emma of StyleSplash and her Sunday Reflections link up.

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