Monday, June 18, 2012

Visible Monday - A Casual Kind of Day

Thank you so much to all who sent such kind messages about my sweet Airedale Jada. The messages made a bad situation feel much better knowing that there are many who share a love of animals. Jada is now doing as well as possible. She is comfortable and sleeps quite a lot thanks to the pain medication and eating very well thanks to the prednisone.  I will be taking her in Monday morning to have her stitches removed.  I know we are doing all we can to make her as comfortable and happy as possible.

I wanted to get back to some sense of normalcy so I decided to participate in Visible Monday and Monday Mingle. This outfit is just a casual, going out to breakfast outfit. The tee is one of the ones I got at K-Mart and is one that provides a bit of glam with all the faux studs on the front. It is soft, comfortable. and one of my favorite neutral colors-olive green. I still have my other more interesting K-Mart pieces to show and hopefully I can get pictures soon.

Jacket: Lane Bryant
Tee: K-Mart
Jeans: JMS Jeggings Walmart
Shoes: Red Patent Think! Julia Sandals
Bracelets: On Left side: Leighelena
On Right Side: Yurman and Michele Watch

Necklace: Ax + Apple
(I realized that I had fastened this on the wrong ring so it isn't laying correctly.)
 I hope you all enjoy the posts shared by all the lovely women on this weeks Visible Monday and Monday Mingle.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A not so good Friday

This morning our vet called and told us the results of the biopsy on our sweet girl Airedale, Jada. She has cutaneous lymphoma and that she is in bad shape. We are going to make her comfortable as long as we can and then make the decision on what to do. I am pretty down right now. She is really the sweetest dog ever. She's never torn things up or done anything really naughty. We got her from Airedale Terrier Rescue when she was about 5. She had been given up because her owners had a little girl and dealing with a dog after the kid came along obviously wasn't something the Mother wanted to deal with. She told rescue that Jada had nipped her daughter trying to get candy away from her. Knowing Jada, the little girl probably teased her with it and accidently hit teeth. Jada is such a lady when taking treats that I cannot believe she would try to get something away from anyone.  She has been a great dog and it breaks my heart that she is so sick.

I wanted to do a post on my K-Mart finds, but I hope you will understand why I haven't done it. I also want to do a giveaway since I now have 100 subscribers. Please bear with me and I will get it done. You all mean a lot to me and I really appreciate the support you have given me throughout the past year.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Visible Monday Brights

I just got a new computer and boy do I feel like I have entered a new dimension. Going from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is like going to a whole new world. I love and hate getting a new computer. It takes so long to figure out where all the controls are and get everything set up in a format that you can use.  I had to get a new computer because my old one is making funny noises which generally means a crash is eminent. I don't have everything transferred yet. That is a whole other issue involving a new cable (I think.)

Jacket: Chadwick's purchased at 1/2 of 1/2 store
Maxi dress: Casual Living purchased at 1/2 of 1/2 store
Sandals: Think! Julia

I know a while back someone wrote a post about what makes you feel old and I think some said that maxi dresses made them feel old. For me, it makes me feel great and very visible. A great thing for Visible Monday.

I realized that I rather like wearing a maxi dress and like it far more than a knee length dress. I'm not sure why, I just know I feel comfortable in a long dress. Both the jacket and dress were purchased new with tags at the 1/2 of 1/2 Name Brand store. I discovered that the Casual Living company had been purchased by Chadwick's who in turn recently filed bankruptcy. My guess is that all the clothing from Casual Living was being closed out as the store doesn't seem to exist now. It is sad to me that so many well-known companies are having to file bankruptcy and close.

I don't have any photos of my accessories today because the memory card was full and my dear husband wanted to get to sleep. I wore coin jewelry with Elizabeth II on it to honor QE on her diamond jubilee. I'll try to post a separate photo of the necklace and bracelets later this week. 

For you plus-size ladies, I hope to have some pictures of some new things I got from K-Mart. Yes, K-Mart, I found it hard to believe too, but I found some tops on sale that are actually stylish. 

I hope you have all had a wonderful Monday. I am linking up with Visible Monday and also Monday Mingle. I certainly enjoy seeing everyone's outfits. It is kind of like my own special fashion magazine issue every Monday.