Tuesday, April 30, 2013

XYZ is for . . . eXamine Your Zipper

Well, it's related to fashion! Didn't anyone in school walk up to you and say "XYZ!"? It meant that your fly was down and you needed to examine your zipper. Am I dating myself? 

 It is the last day of April and we've come to the end of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Like last time, I started slowing down toward the end. I didn't train hard enough and lost my endurance. Notice my lack of posts prior from November to April? I must pace myself better. Maybe I'll challenge myself to something in May to keep myself going.

Monday, April 29, 2013

V and W are for . . . our VW Jetta Wagon again?

No. Again, I don't want to repeat anything from my 2011 A to Z Challenge. But I have to share a pic from our little gold machine.

I spy the reflection of an Apple.

V and W are for very weary. That is not a comment about this challenge. That is a comment related to being over the hill now. I wish we had nap time at work.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

T and U are for . . . Time's Up!

Okay, time is almost up for this A to Z blogging challenge so it's time for me to make up posts. I mean make up for missing posts, not make up a bunch of tales.

T is for . . . Trombone Tie Tack

 U is for . . . Umbrella

Moses the Junior Steamboat peeking out. Did you notice him sneaking in in the first pic?

The boys wanted me to do trombone to go along with my I post. I said I would but instead of featuring Desi's trombone again, I thought I'd feature his trombone tie tack. It's fashion related after all!

I consider umbrellas fashion related as well. This is my Burberry knock off. I have a few different fashionable umbrellas. You can't have too many umbrellas in Seattle. I have one at work, a few in the van, and many at home.

Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for . . . Skagit Valley Tulip Festival


In all my years of living in Western Washington (since I was five), I have only been to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival once--yesterday.
People from all over the world come here for the festival. It only took me 35 years to go the two hours or so to make the trip.   


 All of these are from the same field owned by Roozen Gaarde
My phone died before we got to the actual Roozen Gaarde gardens with the beautiful landscaping and windmills.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

R is for Rainboots

I think I was on the phone with my brother
pointing to where I thought they were

The rain subsided and the mud dried on my boots
Or in the case of today, mudboots. More on that story tomorrow!
You can't see the mud as well on my niece's boots, but I had to include
this pic because these boots are too cute! They are a brand called Bogs.
What I like about these is that the upper part is cushy, waterproof, and
keeps out the cold. Because I can't tuck my jeans in my boots (big calves),
 the hard rubber of my boot was rubbing against my leg and chafing me.
 I need Bogs! (Okay, I could wear knee-high socks)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mind Your Ps and Qs

If you don't mind your Ps and Qs, you may fall behind in the A to Z Challenge like I have.

P is for . . . Procrastinator
Q is for . . . Quintessence of tardiness
That's me!
The real meaning of "Mind your Ps and Qs" means to mind your manners. I am minding my Ps and Qs by catching up on the A to Z Challenge. How you ask? The creator of the blogging challenge, Arlee Bird, and his many helpful hosts have worked hard to get this challenge going this year and continue to keep the list of participants up to date. I am being mindful by keeping good on my sign up to participate.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

O is for . . . OOTD

I should have cropped this pic. 
Or cleaned my floors.

I used to think that OOTD stood for "One of these Days." What do you think it means?

• One Orangutan Takes Detroit!
• Only Oliver Tap Dances
• Orcas Opt to Dive

One Oddball to Dress
I discovered that it stands for "Outfit of the Day." In all my time reading other fashion blogs, I didn't realize that. It wasn't until my niece posted her outfit of the day for an Instagram challenge.
I can't stand still when being photographed. 
What's that weird light/reflection?
I don't particularly like this outfit but I can't complain about having clothes on my back. I should have taken a picture of my outfit from yesterday. Not that it was so spectacular. It was pieces I put together that I usually wouldn't and I like how it turned out. Of course, I would have had to change this post's title to "O is for . . . OOY." LOL! (See what I did there?)