Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Splendid turtleneck
$99 – donnaida.com

Black poncho
2020ave.com

DKNY white skirt
my-wardrobe.com

Rib tight
target.com

Jon Richard crystal jewelry
$46 – debenhams.com

GUESS by Marciano fancy glasses
guessbymarciano.guess.com

Alice by Temperley slimming belt
$99 – temperleylondon.com

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Old Navy graphic tee
oldnavy.gap.com

Topshop skirt
topshop.com

Zara shoes
zara.com

Gucci leather messenger bag
$480 – profilefashion.com

Pieces kohl jewelry
$37 – pieces.com

Forever 21 jewelry
forever21.com

Well I went to see my dad today at the nursing home/rehab facility. I know intellectually that he is better, but he is still so, well not fragile exactly, but weak, and tired, and in and out of it. He has never been a really touchy feely guy. I mean he wasn’t “cold”, he is funny, and social and everything, but not necessarily someone who would say “I love you” out of the blue or anything. I’ve had a lot of health problems myself, and he would hug me and say “I’m sorry for your troubles”. I think it’s an Irish thing. But he would have his whole heart in that hug and that one sentence. But now, every time I see him or talk on the phone, the first thing he says is that he loves me. Sometimes he’s crying. Now, I’m a Clinical Social Worker. And I’ve had my own health problems. So I know from both a professional and a personal place that when you are really sick, and certainly when you have been really close to death, your whole emotional state is affected. But it is kind of freaking me out. I almost feel like he is saying goodbye. Now, medically he is doing amazingly well. And my mom and my brother keep telling me that the change is miraculous, so I’m trying to keep telling myself this, but it is just something that I didn’t expect, I guess. But every day he is getting better, so that is the important thing. I just need to make sure his mental health keeps up with his physical health. I swear doing those Polyvore collages help keep me sane!!!

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Wooden table lamp
bellemaisonfrancaise.com

Surya floor lamp
laylagrayce.com

Bronze sculpture
luisaviaroma.com

Sea home decor
artificialplantsandtrees.com

Laura Ashley wall art
$130 – lauraashley.com

Fireplace accessory
lampsplus.com

Linea engraved vase
$90 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Iittala candles candleholder
$49 – connox.com

Art glass vase
amazon.com

Hardwood furniture
mytwodesigners.com

Noir round table
blisshomeanddesign.com

Christmas musings

Well, it is Christmas Day. And for those of us who grew up on some kind of Christian faith, even if we don’t still believe in all of the smoke and mirrors, I, for one, still believe that there was a guy named Jesus who preached things that the powers that be didnt want to hear, and that they killed him for it. I’m sure he had no idea the effect he would have on the world, so maybe that is what we should think about on Christmas. Speak your truth, because who knows what it might become. As for my, and my family’s, truth this year, it’s been a rough one. I’ve been out on medical leave for two months, and my dad is in the hospital after a really close call with a post surgical infection. We were very close to having to plan a funeral. Visiting someone in the hospital on Christmas isn’t ideal, but it’s better than the alternative. So beyond the platitudes of counting your blessings and all, I am usually pretty morose around the holidays. It is a time where I think about where I was last year at this time and see if I’ve made any progress. Since the answer is usually “no”, I am often a curmudgeon. My dad being alive pretty much trumps that. So Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and for those who don’t, well, I hope you have a good day too.

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Clear glass lamp
wayfair.com

Auskin rug
definingelegance.com

California king bedding
bedbathandbeyond.com

Surya wall art
zincdoor.com

Photo wall art
greatbigcanvas.com

Country style home decor
countrycurtains.com

Williams Sonoma throw pillow
williams-sonoma.com