Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It Can't Rain All the Time

Although Christmastime and cold weather seem to go hand in hand, the weather outside today seems more suited to January: cold, wet, dreary. It's raining outside as I write this entry, and I'm glad I had time to walk George at lunchtime so we don't have to venture out in this freezing rain anytime soon.

Although I don't normally wear this dress with tights, there was no way I was showing bare leg today. I bought this BCBGMaxAzria puff sleeve dress back in 2009. I guess you would call this color teal, although it looks more green in the photo. I remember wearing this dress to Christmas Eve mass last year with my parents, so I wanted to wear it again around this time of year. Don't you like how clothes often represent memories for people?

The shoes are also BCGGMaxAzria: the black patent leather Dida Square Toe Pumps I've had for several years. I usually wear these shoes a lot in the wintertime, since they go so great with black tights.

Last night I was up way too late - midnight! - wrapping gifts. I definitely didn't realize I had so much to do when I started, but I'm glad that I put a major dent in my wrapping. I generally like to wrap gifts; I just put a Christmas movie on TV, and set up on the floor with all my supplies. George usually leaves me alone, too. He would much rather veg out on the couch than investigate the gifts, wrapping paper and other necessities.

One thing I do want to mention:  Chapin bought me the hands-free tape dispenser that I had seen advertised on TV. You can't imagine how excited I was about this invention... but it really doesn't work as advertised. We'll probably be sticking with normal tape dispensers from now on.