it’s fridays with oscar, and we’re off to the pet store to find a special treat for oscar mayer and a cup of coffee for me. i may even splurge for a cafe mocha seeing as it’s my birthday. yup, i’m celebrating my 58th today. and i’m counting my blessings as i have three healthy kiddos, a fab photographer a.k.a. mr. style who i spend oodles of time with as we venture off on photo shoots near and far. and oscar by my side. as you can see from the photos, he’s more than excited to head on in and select his favorite treat – a bully stick. what do you think about this bright orange skirt? i’m loving this shade as it’s perfect for summer but will transition nicely into fall. stay tuned to see how it’s styled in future weeks. i’ve always been a big fan of orange paired with gold. so i’ve pulled out my metallics to give this ootd some zing. i almost always wear flats if i have a hemline above the knee but the star of the show today is this belt. what do you think? is there a new favorite in the rotation? you’ll have to wait and see…
do i have any parting thoughts upon celebrating another birthday? well, i will say this: i got a kick out of mr style’s b-day gift. the world’s easiest can opener. due to the fact, i have a serious case of arthritis and i sometimes struggle with simple kitchen tasks. don’t you love it when someone looks out for you? down to the tiniest detail? yes, i see my body wearing out on me, and feel it too. and yes, there are many ways to combat that: eating right, exercising (this girl is finally getting her fanny back in they gym) a good night sleep, the latest and greatest skin care products. it’s pretty much the same sage advice we should have been following in each of the preceding decades. (and each decade has its challenges!). but to me, the best part of hitting my late fifties is my mental state-of-mind. there’s a sense of peace that’s been tempered by circumstances faced through the years. no one reaches this age without facing a tribulation or two. of course, yours may have looked quite differently than mine. that’s the thing about trouble – it comes in a variety of packages. just like we do. some of us face chronic disease or financial woes, job loss, breast cancer, or maybe the death of a loved one. fill in the blank. and one thing i’ve learned is that even if i don’t have control over some of my circumstances, i do have a choice as to how i respond to them. so i’ve decided to choose joy no matter what situation i’m faced with. because when the storm has passed the sun makes a grand entrance, and it’s glorious. now, i just might have to break into a chorus from the musical annie; the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar… and that, my friends, is the best part of turning 58. i not only know how to spell experience, i have years of it.
oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend! make it a good one.
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