Are we having fun yet? Hope you don’t find this featured image too goofy, but it is important to lighten up when we can, having fun is important! I am working on a few fashion posts for later this week. One is about multiple looks with the LBD (little black dress) and the other one is about what I wore as mother-of-the-bride and things to be mindful of at weddings.
My Daily Devotional for today was entitled “Let it Go!”, which is really up my alley these days. My last Flair Share post here about over 50 reinvention also touched on this topic, so I thought elaborating on letting things go and lightening up would be something we probably have in common. You finally get to meet my hubby, I call him Honey and Big T, but his name is Tim. This picture is from last year in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early stages of my beauty and fashion updates. This dress is the Adam Levine brand that I bought at K-Mart. I rarely buy clothing there, but this is a flowy nice quality fabric. It is a tad short, so I am wearing a pair of denim-look leggings with it here. Very comfortable and somewhat dressy, it is longer in the back than the front. We were having fun with a great dinner on our way to the Hall and Oates concert. Nothing stays the same, but the songs were still good and we had a great evening.
Honey still works full-time and our girls just became young adults, so we are learning how to relax more and add in more fun for ourselves while letting other things drop off, letting it go. We are both work-oriented, but I am letting go of things that are not a priority. Maintaining a house and large yard is never ending, but we cannot let it be our entire life and take up all of our spare time. We will be here a few more years, but are planning on a smaller home or an active over 50 community as long as there is plenty to do and we are near my friends who have already moved to those types of communities. We are having fun by travelling more with an annual bigger summer vacation and also weekend trips to the surrounding states.
We always have a good time when we visit with my older daughter and her husband (Lindsay and Paul) in St. Louis. They love living in the city while we live in a suburb of Atlanta, so it is a nice experience for us. They always have a full “itinerary” of things planned, so having fun with them is easy, they are very good hosts with lots of young energy! Paul is an engineer with Anheiser-Bush and Lindsay has her own digital media business with focus on branding and design for smaller start-up companies.
We visited St. Louis a few weeks ago and finally went up inside of the St. Louis Arch, the Gateway to the West. It was a tight little elevator, but was worth the few minutes of claustrophobia to be able to look out of the top and view the city. These pictures are actually from last year, but we couldn’t go inside of it since they were finishing a renovation project at the time.
Last year we also saw The Phantom of the Opera in Atlanta for the second time at the Fabulous Fox Theater. The first time was our favorite, but it is never a bad show. I have been told that it is a different experience every time you see it. We have friends who have seen it in several different countries and states. This particular performing company was excellent with special effects, set design and beautiful music. My younger daughter Sara had never seen it, so she also attended with us.
No, this is not a fur, ha! It is a fuzzy synthetic shrug type jacket. I enjoy wearing it to special events like this. It was one of those bargains that I picked up at a big Belk clearance sale. The top can be worn to just about any type of event. It is a double-layered chiffon type fabric with rhinestones around the neckline and is longer in the back than the front. I wore it with plain black leggings. All you really need to wear with it is a nice pair of earrings and possibly a bracelet.
Are you adding more fun things into your life and letting go of the things that are not absolutely necessary or don’t make you happy? Are you having fun yet? Let me know, I would like to here about things you enjoy doing, we need some ideas!
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