34 and I are slowly but surely transitioning into a lighter, more sensible arrangement. To keep myself motivated, I found this simple quote from Erin’s book, Chasing Slow, helpful. It’s presently in my daily mantra and prayer mix.
“Remove the weight from your wings.”
The one thing I have learned for certain . . . Simplifying buys time. Time to be used for family and the art of living . . . time to get complicated now and then. . . yet an easy transition in back to simple.
Presently we are 8 days away from “The Let’s Shower Them With Love Weekend”. Jay, Camille and her parents are coming for a short stay. 34 will be filled to its brim once again.
Gradually the kids rooms have evolved into guest rooms, with Chrislyn’s headed into the direction of my post retirement studio, and Jay’s into a sitting room, (the hide a bed is a love seat), escape from the main openness of our home. The house is a quintessential Pacific Northwest contemporary. A style very popular in the early ’80’s. ( Do any of you remember the magazine “Metropolitan Home”?) MH was my go to magazine back then.
I confess . . . I am very comfortable with it’s return. Mr D and I have never let go of our original modern art pieces. We very much embraced the culture of PNW artists when we were young. My uncle was the founder of the Museum of Northwest Art / MoNA, in 1981. I believe his passion for contemporary art influenced our style and decision making when we chose 34. Uncle Art and Aunt Rita had a Mark Tobey in their living room. My heart would skip a beat every time I entered their simple bohemian in the realist sense, ( not an interpretation), home.
Yesterday, I paused a little longer at my closet. I was reminded that the a new season is only days away. After the wedding showers . . . I have marked April first for the Spring -Summer 2017 take stock, edit, renew and rearrangement of my closet and dresser.
This four season guide from The Refinery will be helpful, but I am not quite ready to embrace an entire minimalist capsule wardrobe concept. My love for fashion accessories cannot be limited to 15 pieces.
Thinking new hangers . . . and just maybe a clothes rack . . . to put “looks” together! The thought of retiring from medical soon is catapulting me back to my fashion merchandising mindset.
Please . . . please forgive me if I am limited with posting and following for the next 108 days . . . we are in full wedding mode! I saw a dress yesterday . . . it yelled . . . ” If you want to wear me, get your buns to the gym!”
Oh and . . . speaking of workouts . . .
. . . the pursuit of muscle-mind memory building . . . as I “brush up” on my brush calligraphy skills! I will be addressing the invitations very soon . C & J have requested my perfectly imperfect letters.