Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hurrah Stay-cation!!!

So, the upside to devastating budget cuts in our district is that we are privy to an extra long winter break this year.  This, of course, means that I don't have much to blog about until twenty ten because I don't have work to get dressed for!  My new effort for break is to spend an equal ratio of time in elastic waist garments as those involving buttons and/or zippers.  I know what you're thinking, how does one do this without rocking heinous tapered sweatpants or appearing to be en route to or from rehab or yoga class?  Well, lucky for us ladies we've got tights and leggings and dresses and even skorts if you're bold!  Considering that I have no plans for Xmas (I already enjoyed my holiday latkes with the fam) and will be spending NYE on a mountainside, there isn't much to be planning radical new outfits for.  I was hoping to break out some heels this celebratory winter season, but that'll have to wait until Sundance festivities i suppose!!
Thursday of the last full week of classes!

Friday that I headed to LA for Bro's 30th:

Monday--two day countdown to break:

Tuesday--last day of school!

I wear al ot of dark colors... perhaps I should resolve to wear more bright colors in the new year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cold Front

Here's the thing.  I said I remembered what I wore last Thursday, but I don't think I do!  I wrote it feeling confident that this essential information would come to me, but it hasn't yet...oy.  On the bright side, I do recall that on Friday I pulled out the turquoise Orla Kiely sweater that I got on sale at Tangerine in Chicago when I was in high school.  Yes, I remember where I bought a sweater almost ten years ago, but I can't remember what I wore to work less than a week back.  Bygones.  The sweater was over my red and white striped T (H&M t-shirts are essential), with jeans and cream Chuck Taylors.  Administrators were out of the building all day, so I violated the rules a touch.  However, I DID have fieldwork that day, so by this logic it was acceptable to wear jeans.

The theme of this week's clothing choices is "holy-cuss-it-is-so-cold-even-my-chonch-is-shivering".  It can be challenging to make excessive layering look cute when your morning thought is actually, "what can I wear so that I don't get frostbite in the 10 minutes that I am outside walking the dog?" and not "does this look cute?" In my opinion, tights is always the answer.  I mean, Bessie Dogg has not confirmed or denied that she approves of my clothing choices, but she does sit real cute and wag her tail when I finally exit the closet to let her out.  That may have less to do with my clothing choices and more to do with the fact that I am letting her out.




Ta-da!  The rest of the week still to come...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Half of Last Week

There are holes in my week.  I can recall that on Friday I did not have the opportunity to take a photo of my clothes because I took students to Denver for First Friday on Santa Fe and then went straight to meet up with friends to recover from the fact that I had just spent 10 straight hours with teenagers.  By recover I mean drinking and visiting strip clubs and dancing. I should probably find more productive recovery habits. It is coming up on "winter of yoga" in which I have pledged to use my three weeks of winter vacation to recommit to my Yoga practice via using and abusing every cheap and/or introductory offer for studios in and around the Boulder area.  I also have aspirations of nordic skiing, but I don't want to set myself up for failure here...



I will recreate Thursday and Friday at some point for integrity's sake.  I recall what I wore AND what I did on both these days.  That's always good sign that my desctructive recreational habits have not made any lasting impacts on my memory...yet.  In other news, its getting time to start the Sundance countdown!!!  Who's ready for back to back days of movie watching and rock banding???  I know I am.  Best week of my year is less than two months away.