Snowpocalypse

I said I was going to post photos of Snowpocalypse, so here I am doing it. A week later, and only from the first day of the snow storm, (I never ventured out in snowpocalypse again to take photos after that.) But hey, I’m still doing it. Good things take time, right? Time to crop, edit, turn into a black and white photo on some, yada, yada. Here are the photos:

 

A pop of color in the snow

 

So, basically, in Oregon, we call it a Snowpocalypse or a Snowmagedon when we get a few inches of snow. We know all of you up north of us or in colder states are laughing because when you get a blizzard you get a few more feet of snow, not inches. And it stays all winter. Yeah. I know. I grew up in Michigan during my elementary school days. Schools and businesses never shut down for a few inches of snow or they’d be closed all winter.

 

Ferns in the snow

 

But in Oregon, we don’t get a lot of snow and our city is not prepared to deal with it i.e., not enough bulldozers, sand, salt, de-icer, ect. to cover the whole city, so roads get slick and icy pretty quick and nobody wants to go out driving in it because you may end up doing circles in the road. I know. I did a half circle on the road last weekend.

 

Narnia? Oh where art thou, Narnia?

 

People were running to the stores this time last week trying to stock up on groceries. I went to the library to stock up on books. And got a few random items at the Discounts Only store in Gresham. That was it. I had enough food to last me several days. Why run to the store and get more when I didn’t need to? Sheesh, people! Get with it already! The big joke was that the Portland area stores ran out of kale in everyone’s mad dash to get groceries. In truth, stores ran out of a whole lot of everything last Friday. Nothing like mass panic to boost all the grocery stores sales for a day!

 

No apples on the apple treeMail, anyone?

Beauty, shining through.Peeking through to a winter wonderlandTwinnin''Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light'Black and white and snowy all over

 

Then, the rains came in and washed away the snow Sunday night. Just in time for my mom to start her radiation treatments up at OHSU.

Her cancer got worse so she got taken off the trial program she was on and is doing radiation because one of the spots in her lungs is as big as a small egg now. Time to bring in the big guns!

The interesting news was that, up until this past summer, she had been beating back her cancer as one of her doctor’s top patients in the trial program. Only to find out she’d been doing it all on a placebo drug and many, many prayers when her doctor finally checked at the time he had to take her off of the trial program to get her into radiation. Wow. Keep praying. For her and for the family as we are all trying to get through this awful thing called cancer.

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Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top – #fashionfriday

I think I must have decided this Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top was a pirate lady top when I wore this shirt. It’s supposed to be an off the shoulder top and I pulled it up to my shoulders making it look more square-necked and somewhat pirate lady looking. And making it ride up super high on my stomach. I thought the top looked longer in the photo of it online here: Favolook Long Sleeve Lace Top – the fact that I pulled it up to my shoulders would be part of the reason why. The model in the photo wore it correctly. So, just assume I’m giving you another way to wear the Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top. Even though unintentionally. Ha. 

The lace sleeves are absolutely gorgeous, and part of what drew me in to this top. This is a wonderful smooth cotton/polyester blend. I went to iron it before wearing it and something sticky was on my iron. I actually managed to scrape it off of the surface really easily without causing a stain. The surface is slightly shiny and seemed to almost repel the sticky substance. Yeah for not ruining a new piece of clothing!

*Although I did receive this item at a discounted rate to review on Amazon, I was not asked to post it on my blog and am just sharing it with you for fun.

Just a side note – In case you think fashion shoots are all glamorous. I did this one on my own and probably ended up taking 4 times more photos than when I have my son do them – trying to get the photos in focus and not off center. I also at some point sat or leaned on some sap and ended up on Pinterest looking up ways to get sap out of clothing. Rubbing alcohol did not work all by itself and I had to move on the other method of mixing water with a bit of powdered detergent and rubbing that into the sap. I repeated both methods several times before I finally got the sap out!

And, since I am so picky about pinning vertical pins on Pinterest and couldn’t find a nice vertical one about how to get sap out of clothing, I didn’t even bother pinning the helpful article I found about how to remove sap from clothing onto any of my Pinterest boards. So, if you are one of those ‘helpful hints’ kinds of bloggers who does take the time to make nice vertical pins – an article on sap removal from clothing with vertical pins seems to be missing from Pinterest right now. Just lettin’ you know… Cause I’m helpful like that.

 

 

Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top

Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top

 

Lace crop top + teal green maxi skirt

Lace crop top + teal green maxi skirt

 

Back view of lace long sleeve top

Back view of lace long sleeve top

 

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

 

Lace long sleeve crop top + cat ear sunglasses!

Lace long sleeve crop top + cat ear sunglasses!

 

 

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