Stripes and ruffles

I love stripes. And polka dots. And leopard print. But today we’re talking stripes with this little striped peasant blouse. Super cute with the little ruffled sleeves. I think I wore this once on set as an extra, but was so covered over with other stuff, you couldn’t really see it. Let alone me. Life as an extra…

Peasant blouse, Ross; denim jacket, given to me; Jeans-not-jeans, TJ Maxx; rose gold purse, Marshall’s; rose gold sunglasses, Ross; earrings, Kohl’s; gray bow boots, Kohl’s

I’ve been meaning to take a trip down to Edgefield in Troutdale. I finally made it down there earlier this month. Caught the last of the fall colors. I should have gone earlier, but I’m glad I went before all the pretty autumn leaves fell off the trees. I still have yet to get some cajun tater tots while there. If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have to try them at one of the Mcmenamins in the Portland metro area that makes them. They are the bomb!

 

Thank you for stopping by, and keep praying for my mom. She is done with radiation but still in a lot of pain. They are trying to get the trial drug approved through a patient assistant program so she hasn’t started that yet. Prayers that everything goes smoothly during this new phase of her cancer treatment and her pain starts going away. We are not sure what shape her lower ilium bone is in now that the tumor is gone. That will just have to start the healing up on it’s own. They’ll do another cat scan a month after radiation treatment ended so we’ll get a better idea then what we are dealing with still.

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Silver Polka Dot Sweatpants – say yes to comfy clothes!

This week is all about comfort – and what better way to be comfortable than in soft fleece sweatpants! I’ve been going to physical therapy for a while now – trying to get rid of back pain brought on by a car accident I had back in early August. The lower back pain keeps coming back  every time I go up a steep hill. Last Tuesday it came on really bad when I was working on set as a stand in and had to walk up and down a steep hiking trail. I was in as much pain as I was in 2 months ago when I went to the Urgent Care. It was awful. I had a big old pity party for myself when I got home. Bawling my eyes out because this one area isn’t getting any better. I had a chiropractic appointment the next day, but I was in way too much pain to have any hope that he would be able to fix me at this point, either. I’ll just admit it. I was a hot mess bawling my eyes out that night, thinking no one could fix me.

Well, the chiropractor didn’t do a whole lot that first day, mostly an assessment, then sent me to get some x-rays. Probably a good idea for him to know what he’s dealing with before he started trying to align my back. So, off I went Friday for my x-rays, which I dropped off a CD of when I went to PT later that day.

The good news is – nothing is broke or fractured. Bad news is, it may take more time and chiropractor visits along with my PT and some acupuncture. I thought I was going in for a 15 minute consultation for the acupuncturist and ended up getting a full session. Which is probably for the best as I wasn’t so sure about getting needles poked into me and how that was going to make me feel better. But, feel better I did after the acupuncture! I felt very relaxed and loosened up. I am starting to feel some light pain in my lower back now, a couple of hours later, but let me tell you, acupuncture is not wack-a-doodle voodoo. It does work. I am sold on it now.

So, as I continue the process of getting better, getting aligned correctly, getting my joints all loosened up, doing my strength training exercises – I swear, I’m going to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger when I’m finished with all this – I am having to pull out all of my comfy clothes to go to my appointments in. Especially since the pain is in my lower back and, well, jeans just aren’t very movable for them to work on me in. Today’s fashion is all about comfort. I loooooovvveee comfy clothes! Who says my sweat pants aren’t sexy? Okay. They probably aren’t. But I’m so comfy in them I don’t even care what anyone thinks about them.

These ones are awesome fleece lined ones with little silver polka dots all over them. They are from Marshall’s, but I’ll do my best to find some comfy sweatpants and a cool feather t-shirt somewhere out there for you all.

 

Feather top + silver and gray polka dot sweat pants

Feather top + silver and gray polka dot sweat pants

 

Feather tee + silver polka dot sweat pants

Feather tee + silver polka dot sweat pants

 

Black and white feather tee

Black and white feather tee

 

Time for coffee and sweatpants!

Time for coffee and sweatpants!

 

Casual fall outfit

Casual fall outfit

 

That look!

That look!

 

Feather tee

Feather tee

 

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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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