Goggles Umbrella, 25togo
We're off to Ireland tonight! I'm so excited, and can't wait to see family, friends, and even strangers, too. It's election week while we're there, my grandmother's birthday, and there are new babies to be met, and old haunting spots to be revisited, so there'll be no shortage of excitement.
I'm struggling to be realistic in my packing ... for once. I've had a blue silk polka dot dress hanging on my closet door for a week begging to come home with me, but I keep telling it that it doesn't get any action here so why in the name of all that is sacred would I suddenly start wearing it in Ireland. Perhaps it's the (self-imposed) pressure to look halfway-decent when I run into everyone I've ever known and their mother; you want to send them home spreading the word that you're looking mighty, and that New York is treating you very well, indeed ... Ugh! the dress is back in the bag, along with control-top tights, brightening face mask, red lipstick, teeth-whitening strips, and a padded bra.
This is what we're facing weather-wise:
It's cold here now, and there's snow in the forecast, so a little Irish rain/drizzle/cloudiness will be a welcome break. Not sure if I'll be popping on here for the next week, so toodles for now. Hope you have a great week, whatever you're up to. xojac