September 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day, all, and a very Happy Birthday, dear Vim!

I hope this post finds you relaxing by a pool.  Or a lake.  Or some other body of tranquil water.  Or maybe just holding a glass of yummy cocktail.  I like liquid in a lot of forms.

This past summer, Older and I took a road trip to Fort Worth.  We stayed with some of our Favorite Friends and drove to Dallas in the mornings because Older was sch...

April 27, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!    

Friday Faves makes it sound like it's my regular thing.  I know it's not, but it is Friday, and I have a few new favorite things to share, so I'm going with that.

 First of all, photo credits to my Younger Son, who greatly enjoyed playing the role of Real Photographer.  He was cavorting all over the place, telling me to turn this way, no, the other way, and explaining that it's b...

February 17, 2019

Hello, Dear Readers!  I've just started a new job, which is exciting, but also intense.  So let me introduce you to one of Vim's stress-relieving, coping mechanisms - imaginary shopping!  It's fun, but less stressful than actual shopping, because you're not spending any money.*  Also, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your home, because - the internet.

You know that thing that happens, when you'r...

October 14, 2018



I did some shopping this month, and it all arrived this weekend.   Some of it is cute, and I'm keeping it, and some of it needs to stay on the sub-zero models who convinced me to try it on.  The problem I'm having right now is that I'm not looking pretty today in the photos of the good clothes, so you, the Gentle Reader, are going to have a difficult time of it agreeing with me about the keepers.   I coul...

September 28, 2018

So, I adore celebrating birthdays - my own, my kids', my friends and family members'; I've been known to join the waiters in singing to a complete stranger, pausing to catch the name and then singing it a beat behind, and cheering when a gigantic sombrero lands on the celebrant's head.  And I imagine that you, Gentle Reader, enjoy birthdays as well.  

But are you making the most of your birthday?...

August 24, 2018


Two years ago, when we started this enterprise, Bustle and I originally thought this might be a fashion/shopping blog first and foremost.  The original idea was sound.  All those outfit-inspo blogs out there sporting the same looks, with 20-something, 5’9”, size 2 models left a certain void we were certain we could fill.  Surely, there were women out there over the age of 35 and larger than a size 2, that might...

May 4, 2018

It has been a while since I've written about clothes.  It's been a while since I've shopped, but this spring I've remedied that with a vengeance.  Much thanks to Loft, and their fabulous sales!

Vim and I have talked about this a lot.  We both like clothes, but we just can't shop enough to make fashion a regular post.  Oh, Nordstrom, when will you send me packages with the express purpose to try clothes on and b...

November 30, 2017

Bustle:  Vim and I received our birthday presents from each other this past week, and we both sent each other necklaces!  How's that for maintaining the same wave length o'er the miles that separate us?

Should I mention that we are both September birthdays?  Yes, we're running a little late this year.  I blame Harvey.  Vim was planning to come to Houston, and we were going to celebrate our birthdays togeth...

November 8, 2017

Gentle Readers, it has been a while since my last post.  But, World Series, ergo GO ASTROS!!!!  I know there must be a huge psychological connection between a city devastated and a winning sports team because even though not a single flooded home is being rebuilt any faster for George Springer making  5 home runs, Houstonians feel fantastic.  Perhaps you are a grad student in need of a thesis topic - take this one....

July 28, 2017

So, I'm sitting at the Clip Joint waiting for my son to get his hair cut when I notice the woman next to me.  Rather, I notice her bracelets.  Now, I could have kept my admiration to myself.  But I have never, ever liked something silently in my life.  So, I pipe up, "Ooh, I like your bracelets.  Where did you get them?" See, if you admire stuff quietly, you remain ignorant; not everything is an obvious Google sear...

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