Thursday, April 23, 2015

Max, we're not in Kansas...

...I mean, San Diego anymore! I find myself a fish out of water, a liberal now plopped among conservative republicans and tea party people. It must come from all those years of living in California and Hawaii!

I have recently indulged my penchant for seeking out second hand stuff! The first two photos came from a Katy, Texas Goodwill store on the drive to my new home in Magnolia. I have not bought retail for over a year and honestly, I don't miss it. 

I didn't really think much of this light coverup/sweater but when I put it on, it suddenly came to life, I love it! This is from Dressbarn of all places.

 I love the colors on this top from Westbound Petites. The only problem with it, if you can call it a problem, is that it blends in with my skin tone so I might look a little washed up. But I really love a good paisley print and this more than qualifies.

This is a silky pair of relaxed crop pants with a drawstring on the bottom of each leg. It's navy blue with a cool pattern and vaguely reminds me of India. It's from Zenergy by Chico's. Can I tell you how much I LOVE Chico's!

And here is my selfie wearing the sweater (don't you love how I cut my head off and focused too much on the sink?). I love how the front has a soft cascading ruffle. The sleeveless Susan Graver blouse underneath is silvery and matches great with the gray tones of the sweater. The blouse is from a San Diego Goodwill and I think you can tell where I took this picture!

During a recent outing (which I'll post about later) we happened upon young lady on horseback. She is not a police officer rather part of a local security force doing her rounds.

 I can now consider myself a local Texan as I went and got myself a library card! I thought this sign was awfully cute!

 Yes, that's right. Maraschino cherries soaking up some moonshine. It'll set your throat afire! It wasn't bad when I mixed it with a Dr. Pepper Cherry soda. Think I'll take a nap now!

Are you all looking forward to the weekend?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Here's some news...

...actually, I'm not even sure where to start. But here's the BIG news, I have picked up and moved to Texas! I've been in the Lone Star state for two weeks and I'm slowly acclimating. It's nothing like southern California, the vibe is completely different, but the people here are nice.

A beautiful shot of Texas blue bonnets. Thanks Lady Bird!

We traveled from San Diego, California and powered through Arizona

Saw a lot of the Arizona desert

 and overnighted in Las Cruces, New Mexico (yet more desert landscape)

 After a quick breakfast, we left New Mexico for Texas and spent the night in San Antonio.
So close and yet so far from the Riverwalk and the Alamo. No time for sightseeing!

A big Texas welcome, oh, and drive friendly!

Dawn over San Antonio from my hotel window

Finally arriving in my new home Magnolia, Texas

The cat and dog came with me of course. Before we left, Maxwell went for a shave and a haircut at the groomers. Here's a pic of Max before and a cute one that my sister took after.

Give me a head with hair!

Max after

Here's Kitty who turned out to be a great traveling buddy

So this brings you up to date with all the news that's fit to print. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. 
By the way, what are you doing?