Burgundy polka dot dress

On sunny warm days, we enjoy fall, on cold days, we hibernate like a bear. Last weekend was nice – we went out into the beautiful fall world. This weekend, not so much. We hang out in bed all day and try to stay warm while contemplating sleeping our way through the cold weather… Oregonian life.

Burgundy polka dot dress, Kohl’s, cropped black button up sweater, given to me, black shoes, old, disco ball necklace and earrings, Ann Taylor Loft, beaded purse, Goodwill, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21

I love the vintage 60’s style of this dress! Super cute and fun for a rock-a-billy look or just a retro vibe. I found this on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. ‘Cause I love a good deal!

Add in some fall leaves, and you’re all set for a fun fall day.

Yep. I’m a dork. And proud of it.

 

Keep my mama in your prayers this week. She goes in for another cat scan to see how the evil cancer is doing. More tumors keep popping up. This new cat scan will determine if they need to go after any more spots with radiation or start her on the trial drug she was never on during her time in the OHSU clinical trial group the past two years. For those of you who don’t know, she was in the placebo group the whole time and doing better than everyone else in the group until they finally had to take her out and send her to radiation in February after determining that two tumors that merged together were getting too big.

As always, thank you for stopping by and thank you for any prayers sent this way as we wait to see if, yet again, another shoe, is going to drop off with the cat scan news this week.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Fall time is Poncho time!

I’m seeing so many ponchos for sale in the stores and online right now. It totally reminded me it’s time to drag out my poncho before the weather gets too cold for wearing them. Fall time is definitely poncho time. Not sure why spring isn’t also a big poncho wearing season. Perhaps if they just brought ponchos out in spring colors it could be a thing. Let’s make that happen come spring!

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

 

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We took these photos last week when I was just starting to have a pain flare-up at the base of my spine. At some point I sat down on the ground and was so stiff I wondered if I was going to be able to get up again. Ha. I did. The pain was only about at a five out of ten, so I was still smiling through the pain at that point. A few hours later and I wouldn’t even have been able to do the photo shoot. Such is my life now…

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Poncho, given to me by a friend, top, also given to me. Jeans, Kohl’s Rock & Republic, Gray bow boots, Kohl’s, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, Kate Spade purse, gifted to me courtesy of Kate Spade New York

 

I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather. It has started to rain more around here and those pretty fall leaves are getting pummeled off the trees. Sad. Winter is coming. Boo. In the meantime, here’s to ponchos!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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