(Wardrobe) confusion …

I was absolutely freezing this morning. We had a pretty cold rain for us. We were in the 30s where I live and that is really unusual. But not as unusual as it was to be snowing in parts of Southern California like it did! Weather craziness! Anyway, my life long avoidance of the cold had me prepared. I was wearing a shirt with a sweatshirt over it, a scarf, a jacket and boots with socks. I was PREPARED!

Until I went and got a manicure and pedicure.

It never occurred to me that I wasn’t going to be able to put my boots back on for a while. And I had errands to run! So there I was dressed from head to toe for epic winter weather … wearing flip flops. What could people have been thinking?!?!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look (wardrobe) confused!!!

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(A little) into the wild …

Today is our last day in Alaska. It has been a fantastic trip. To say the sights here are beautiful is a gross understatement. Pictures certainly don’t do Alaska justice. To come here is a lesson in earth and nature and weather and light. It is an immersion of all your senses into a place that is both ominous and inviting. I could never fake being able to make it out there in the vast desolate freezing areas of this great state. I wouldn’t survive even a few hours out there. I am in awe of the animals who call it their home and the people who’s explorations go far deeper into the terrain than I would ever be brave enough to consider. Alaska demands respect. It has mine. I got a “taste” of Alaska on this trip. There is SO MUCH more to see and experience. I understand why people make Alaska their home and why so many people who don’t live here are drawn to come back time and time again. And this comes from a woman who doesn’t like to be cold and wet. I get it. You will see things in Alaska that make you feel small and yet somehow part of something bigger than you can ever explain. To experience the fraction of Alaska that we did is both an honor and a privilege. Alaska is simply magnificent.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you go (a little) into the wild!!!