With both kids back in full time education, the Ever Lovely Mrs J mostly at work, and the slowly descending temperatures, I felt it was time to ditch the summer coat. So long Wookie pins. May you rest until springtime and recover your energy from providing bloke mode over.
I’ve written this before, but I feel it needs repeating that when my body matches how I feel, my mood is lifted. It’s not that I feel dysphoric or similar emotional pain, but it’s akin to an ache or carrying a heavy weight around. When either of those are gone, you’re reminded of how life should feel and to feel content, or even good, about yourself, well, I think that’s one of the finest things in the world. But hey, I’ve not been out much of late, so maybe in wrong on that 😉
The midsummer purchase of some subtle fake tan has helped keep my upper arms and now my pins away from Celt White. But, thankfully away from – how did one reader put it? – not Orange Buffoon 😁 Again, all reasons to be cheerful. Mind you, I mistimed the arm application, so it was a time for a makeshift application of bronzing powder.
Talking of cheerful, it was time for a night out at Chams. By lucky happenstance while my mind drifted as I walked the hounds, I remembered the blue dress I’d bought from a charity shop about two years back and also a pretty green dress with flowers. I’m afraid I’m rather partial to a print, even if separates and two patterns are some style-jitsu I’ve yet to master.
The evening itself went well with some familiar faces, returning visitors, and another new guest. I guess as the nights draw in and body season is over, folk start to drift back. It’ll be a few more meetings until we reach our peak attendance, so it’ll be interesting to see how the new run works out when numbers grow.
Thankfully the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s health is much improved, so there was no need to dash home and leave Val to hold the fort (fingers crossed for that be set off keys, Mrs 🤞).
Andie was kind enough to offer their expertise and shoe stretching skills on a pair of nude heels. Maybe I’ll be lucky and they’ll be a better fit. I do need to sort my shoe cupboard out as it has become a little busy over the last few years. There’s only time to wear so much, so perhaps it’s time to be generous and a little brutal in passing things along I’m not wearing. Mind you, it was rather good to find my old sparkly wedges tucked in the back of the cupboard 😁
As everyone started to drift off home, before locking up there was a quick chance to test out the blue dress. Yes, it’s in need of an iron and I’m wondering if a chemise may help it hang a little better. Something to keep an eye out for.