A blogger that I haven't linked up with in a long time is Patti at notdeadyetstyle.com. She hosts a Visible Monday where she encourages others to "Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day."
I pronounce that my outfit centers around a piece of jewelry, a pendant necklace by Marjorie Baer. It was one of those thrift shop finds that make you exclaim out loud, "I found it!" More for your benefit than for any others.
My mother also collected numerous pieces by Baer, mainly clip-on earrings. While I was growing up, I didn't really appreciate her modern sense of style. I was all into the romantic, frilly, fluffy, lacy type stuff.
While the Mr. doesn't like camo, I love it. This is a pair of way-too-big-for-me pants, perfect for being out and about on the property. My usual footwear is hiking boots (camo ones too) but opted for these cute and comfortable Birkenstock quasi-gladiator sandals.
I am sure some of Patti's linker-uppers are in my peer group. I turn 60 next month and it still boggles my mind. I don't feel 60, at least the majority of the time. I will be retired at the latest when I am 67, at the earliest when I am 63.
What does one do all day when there is no job to go to? I have been honing my quilting craft but there are some days when I question whether that activity could carry me through. I could go back to college, but to what end? I stopped taking further job-related coursework because the expense didn't justify the means to an end. I have considered becoming a musician again (former French hornist and violinist), maybe even becoming a song writer.
There is also so much need in the volunteer world. One could say I am cut out for being a thrift shop volunteer. Maybe I could be a neonatal baby cuddler.
Then the mantra will be, "So much time, so many possibilities."