It is time for “Currently, 02.2018”! Linking up with Anne in Residence for this Valentine’s-infused edition. Sharing with the whole wide world what we are finishing, hearting, subscribing (to), watching and wishlisting. And just like that, we’re off.
When Anne shares the prompts for the upcoming “Currently”, I put on my thinking cap. Should just keep it on, huh? And once it’s on, I start brainstorming ideas. I’ve been known to misread one of the prompts, write all these ideas and then realize I had the wrong word! Dang, that really throws a monkey wrench into the works. Double-checked this month, and I have the words right.
…my Valentine wreath. Not a moment too soon, huh? That’s why I need to keep my thinking cap on 24/7/365.
…my new over-the-knee (OTK) boots and new tulle skirt. Have wanted a tulle skirt forever. When I found this one at Target for $11.99, I had to make it mine. You can get one, too!! Just click on the photos below (doing so earns me a few cents…truly, a few cents) and follow the link to Target!
I am still hobbling around on one foot with an orthopedic shoe on the other. So I may not be able to do much more than heart my boots for awhile longer. Hoping to wear my skirt for our Valentine’s date. But not sure what to pair it with. Would like to find something with a bit of shine or sparkle like a tee with sparkle or pearls. Here’s what I came up with today.
Would a body even wear OTK boots with a skirt? Yes, I still have my thinking cap on. But maybe it’s time to change the batteries. For today’s post I put it with a gray tee, white lace sweater and pearls. Yay or nay?
*Later: Decided to look for a sparkly tee to buy for my skirt. Found one that A) was affordable B) cute C) Valentiney. Put together this little slide show of possibilities and the one I bought is mixed in. Which one do you think I bought? Would you pair any of these with my tulle skirt?
…52Frames photo challenge. Ok, this isn’t a subscription exactly. Not like a magazine or newspaper. But Google lists several definitions for the word subscribe. And I am subscribing to the second definition in regards to this prompt.
|synonyms:||agree with, accept, believe in, endorse, back, support, champion, buy into;
“I can’t subscribe to that theory”
I am supporting, championing, endorsing (and participating in) the 52Frames photo challenge. Last week’s prompt was ‘new’. I used my new camera (which is really 2 years old but hasn’t been used much) and tried some new settings to take this photo.
Used a setting that allowed me to get good focus on the bougainvillea while blurring the pool and pergola in the background.
Here is the photo I submitted for this week’s prompt, ‘neglected’.
Below is the story that accompanied my photo.
52Frames photo challenge, Week 5, “neglected”
“Rest in Peace”
Before I retired in 2013, I worked at a school built atop an old cemetery. When the school was built in 2005, the construction company yanked up these headstones and threw them in the vacant lot across the street. From the start, this school was so troubled. The community is called the Devil’s Triangle. Much poverty, drug abuse, gang activity. My precious students came from such sad home situations: 95% low socio economic, 53% ESL, 72% at risk. The few involved parents we had, were allowed to come at 6:00 am with holy water to bless the community areas of the school: gym, cafeteria, office and library (where I worked) because it was believed the school was haunted. When I saw this week’s theme, I thought of these headstones, the lives and deaths they represent and my students I so loved.
…”Peaky Blinders” and “Bachelor”, of course. My brother suggested we try “Peaky Blinders” on Netflix.
The show is the story of “A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.” [source] It is pretty violent and has more than a few R-rated scenes but the story line is interesting and the acting is excellent.
As far as “Bachelor” goes, I don’t care much for Arie, so almost hate for a ‘good’ girl to get paired up with him. The most conniving little miss got kicked off the island yesterday.
…books on my Goodreads and a lens for my Samsung phone camera. Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom has a new lens for her phone and it makes selfie-taking much easier. So I put one on my Amazon wishlist. Only trouble is, no one sees my list but me. When I hit the lotto, though, I will have all of these things I need (want) on my list just waiting to be purchased!
And there we have it, “Currently, 02.2018”. Hope you will run by Anne’s now to see what she’s up to “Currently”.
So how would you respond to these prompts? What are you finishing, hearting, subscribing to (in any sense of the word), watching and wishlisting? Would love to know.
Later today and then later this week I have a “Wellness Wednesday” post, a piece about transitions in life, “Little Letters” and “10 on the 10th”. Hopefully, something for everyone! HaPpY hUmP dAY!
Hugs and kisses,