October - Preparing For Winter - Sudden Snowstorm Hits The East Coast

Sunday October 23, 2011

Preparation seems to be the name of the game now. Weather patterns are going to shift quick and unexpectedly and I 'see' snow on the ground when I look outside.

It's that time of the year when summer clothes get put away and out come denims and flannels and leather and velours and long sleeve shirts and footwear and everything else I love to wear. (smile) The only thing I'm not into are sweaters, unless outdoors. I think I own 2 sweaters and never ever wear a turtle neck.

Last week I went clothes shopping on several occasions to see what was out there and just to play. I didn't buy much as once again that sense of end times rang true especially when Z suddenly chimed in with, "Ellie, you have enough ....." It's like shopping with your husband and yet when I enter a store he tells me where to go, and when there is nothing left for me to buy. In that case maybe he's not a husband but more of a 'personal shopper' yet he's never been wrong. It really saves on time as at this stage of my life I am not a clothes horse. Those were the old days when I worked outside the home. Now it's about comfort.

The styles this fall are pretty much the same - the stores empty as compared to years gone by, the recession easily felt everywhere. I never go home without one new pair of earrings ... some real ... some costume - all with a story about how they came into my life - and all fun. Just like the thousands of images I have on Crystalinks, I remember every pair of earrings and can easily find them. Accessories this year are definitely in, but I have enough. They really early make an outfit work, but you know that.

My favorite purchase was this pair of earrings in rose gold.

(Photos taken by my client Sunday as we had fun playing QVC)

Let's talk handbags. When oh when will they bring back the shoulder strap?! What good is carrying a bag (men or women) if your hands aren't free. This year they are adding the shoulder strap as a perk to many leather bags, but it's not the same. When clients come here ... or I'm just out and about ... I still note that woman are more comfortable carry a shoulder bag.

My niece Zina owns a large company that manufactures handbags - Zina Eva
Check out the new logo ... Z, E, & Ouroboros? I didn't help her design it.

Zina is trying to find a bag for me. The style I like is called a satchel bag with drop-in pockets, a shoulder strap, in leather or suede. They are not easy to find.

Okay ladies ... time to clean and organize your closets. Life for me, between readings, has been about cleaning out closets, drawers, and shelves, and putting away most of the summer stuff. Alas I am ready ... everything neatly in place.

The program also appears to be cleaning house, so off we go to the last week of October 2011 and it's surprises - Trick or Treat.


6 Days Later - Saturday October 29, 2011

  Early snowstorm hits US East Coast killing three people   BBC - October 30, 2011
An unseasonable snowstorm has hit the US East Coast, with some areas of Massachusetts seeing more than 27in (68cm) of snow. Authorities say three people have died in snow-related accidents. More than 2.7 million people have lost their electricity supply from Maryland to Massachusetts - some residents have been warned they may be without power for several days.