Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shopping in My Closet Random Five Friday

It's been a busy few days -- haircut. gym, lots of cooking, services and a wonderful evening with friends at a school fundraiser -- but I couldn't miss joining the Random 5 fun.

1) Besides all of the above I spent one evening going through my entire closet. I was spurred on to this project by the combination of the advent of spring -- I'm ever hopeful -- losing a little weight and the upcoming trip to Japan. I needed to know what fit, what could be salvaged by alteration and what I might need to but to fill in the gaps of my wardrobe. Two pairs of pants went to the tailor to be shortened, a bag of clothes are going to the Salvation Army and a bag of wire hangers will go back to the cleaner. It turns out I need very little for Japan. but will look for a new pair of jeans before I go. Besides a few new t-shirts I feel set for the summer and I'm happy that I could "shop" in my closet for clothes for warmer weather. I realize I have much more than I need for my life now and moving forward I'm going to really carefully consider clothing purchases. I feel that I've made a transition to a "retiree" wardrobe and I have a good sense of clothes that works for my non-office life.

2) I also window shopped on my excursion to the West Village on Thursday. I didn't get very many pictures because it was raining steadily, but I did get a picture of this cute shirt.

 I'm a fan of French bull dogs and this shirt caught my eye. Not buying, just looking.
 
3)  I didn't make it to the Metropolitan Museum this week, but I'm sharing a picture I took two weeks ago. This is a favorite section of Medieval art. Often I am the only one in the gallery and I spend a lot of time enjoying the stained glass and the sculpture. 
  
 
4) Snow flurries this morning...I just about started to cry. They were gone quickly and the sky was a bright blue. With the winter lingering well beyond it's welcome I've almost lost track of the fact that Palm Sunday is tomorrow and Passover begins in less than a week. 
 
5) On a totally frivolous note, I was running an errand at the drugstore and found this cute guy ( times a dozen) looking out at me.  Thumpers, you made my day.

 
 I hope all is well throughout the extended world of Buttercupland. Wishing you sunny days and blue, blue skies. Thanks so much for visiting and take good care!

9 comments:

Marie Rayner said...

You gotta love Thumper and that shirt is really cute! xoxo

TARYTERRE said...

My granddaughter would go gaga over that shirt. The pups on it look just like her dog Lily. How sweet. Liked Thumper too.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is nice to shop in your own closet. A retirement wardrobe is quite different than the clothes we wore when working. I had to add a few things to mine after I retired. I still have many of the work clothes though and hate to part when them. Occasionally I can do a little mix and match and make do with them. Very cold here since Friday. We got some snow too. Hope your Sunday is a wonderful one !

Simply Linda said...

I love that shirt. I also love Thumper!!! Have a beautiful day. Blessings

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You are a wise woman to shop in your closet. Some things tend to get lost in the back or in clothing bags. Last year, when doing a closet purging, I found two identical black dresses, neither of which had been worn much. I kept one and donated the other. I probably should have given away both as I have not worn the keeper since finding it. However, one should always have a little black dress in their wardrobe.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Adorable thumpers! And fun recap!

Debbie Harris said...

What a fun shirt! And you didn't buy it?
Thumper ~ Too cute.

Have a blessed day.
Joy! Debbie

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh that shirt is adorable! Thumper is so happy, a great friend :)

Annesphamily said...

Aw....Thumper! SO cute! That shirt is sweet too! Love seeing your picks on your walk around the city.