Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow Day for a Grown Up Lady

As I was putting the finishing touches on my hair-do this morning the phone rang, like it always seems to do, just as I'm about to walk out the door. Thankfully, for a change, I didn't ignore it, because it was my recruiter guy calling to reschedule the 10am "orientation" appointment I was busily making myself beautiful for. The roads and driving conditions here are pretty bad today in the tundra.

So for the first time since I was in high school - I've got a snow day.

Weird.

I'm all made up. Hair done, eyes shining and no where to go. I'm tempted to head back into the bathroom and wash it all off, but I think I'll remain cute awhile longer.

Anyhoo... as I walked into the living room to put my outfit back in the closet I decided I liked the juxtaposition of the crisp tweed, cashmere and silk against the backdrop of our sloppy book shelves. It pretty much sums us up as a couple, and having my clothes all over the place is usually part of the mix.

You can see the beautiful raku vase made by my good friend Nature Boy (husband of my also good friend Madame La Prof) directly over top of my outfit. It's sitting next to MDH's fez that he bought at a yard sale that has been a featured tzchachki in our home since we first shacked up. MDH's military books and biographies are mixed in with my collection of fiction and a photo of my parents at our wedding.

I think I'll spend my snow day doing some terribly unproductive things that I would normally feel too guilty to do, like play the Sims and watch old movies I've been saving on the DVR for just such an occasion. Namely, and appropriately, The Lady Vanishes and The Lady Eve.

It's such a load off to spend a day with no job hunting.

12 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Enjoy it!! There won't be many days like this now...a guiltfree day off. Woo-hoo!

Heidi :)

i am playing outside said...

well, you've worked hard enough for today! you should take a nap!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Heidi - you are so right! Woo-hoo indeed!

Player - Well, I am frightfully tired. Getting all made up and purty takes a lot of energy.

Step Right Up said...

How I wish I worked somewhere that I could have a snow day. Enjoy it!

another good thing said...

nice shot- and sounds like the perfect day- except for the alcoholic drinks and burnt pretzels. Yum.

pistols at dawn said...

I like classic movies, too. It's a rare opinion among cinephiles, but I like the first Weekend at Bernie's more than the sequel.

Tara said...

Great outfit! I like that arrangement, too and I LOVE that vase.

Madame La Prof said...

Did someone say "snow day"? Sheesh....don't do that! It gets my heart palpitating and puts me the terrible state of being hopeful only to have my dreams yanked away when our incompetent superintendant does "the right thing" and makes everyone go to school. So....did you buy more duds for your sims peeps?

evil-e said...

snow day rules.....glad to hear you had the life o reilly...

I got to drop the A bomb today at work, my two weeks notice went public after the counter-offer was rejected by me. wooooo

Renaissance Woman said...

I so want a snow day and was hoping that it would just continue to snow all night. And your plans to relax and watch movies...PERFECT.

Churlita said...

I'm So jealous. I never get snow days. That's the drag about walking to work - there's no excuse.

CDP said...

I haven't had a snow day yet this year, either. Sigh. Hope you enjoyed it!