spring cleaning and other demons
spring cleaning is way overdue around here.
i learned to wear a turban just for the occasion:
how cute was that???
i love starr and this is the best tutorial video i've ever seen. and believe me, i have been watching some lately. more about that later. as for now, the cleaning.
so my momma moved out and for a month we are living alone in our big old house. (paying rent all by ourselves? eeeeeekkkkk!!!) our friend jamie van camp is going to move into our old room (which is like a converted garage rec room space) and we're moving back to the "master" bedroom. and what does that mean? books. moving lots and lots and LOTS of piles of books. sorting some out to trade in or give away. cutting my finger deeply on the metal runner on the bottom of a desk drawer upon which i was piling books on top of books. blood spurted everywhere. friends, it's been quite a week.
the turban was fun to wear for a day of organizing, carrying books, and fighting off a massive toothache. at least it kept my damn hair out of my face. it made me feel old-fashioned and cheerful as i went about my duties.
i tried out another version of the turban later that night for our writers' meeting. the boys were like, um, what is that on your HEAD? darin and joey could hardly look at me, they just thought i looked so .... weird! ...
but mostly i just want to show this picture cause i look hella buff. total illusion, but hey, i'll just keep fooling myself.
anyway, this is how "spring cleaning" usually ends up going around here.
we drink a beer, i take some outfit shots, darin plays guitar in the sun. the cats lounge and scamper after bees. we make some food. someone comes over. the boys go play music. i drink another beer and try on some newly thrifted dresses. when we have a day off together and try to arrange some big household project, it all goes to shit if the sun's shining!
i was like, hey honey how do you like my new shorts? he answered, "ummmmm, not really." he would chuckle every time he looked at these shorts. i had just picked them up at the thrift store that very morning and thought they were the most comfortable things ever. he was just like, no. please god no.
i had also thrifted this little pointelle super-duper soft vintage lingerie tank top thingie. i picked one up for amber as well, since there were two and very sweet soft clothing reminds me of her!
the necklace is an ishtar pendant given to me years ago by a suitor. i will tell you all about him sometime. he was a real trip and his name was ian cinnamon and he made me a wooden spellbox and dressed up like a pirate to present it to me. i am not kidding. i recently rediscovered it and this lovely pendant was still inside; it must have creeped me out too much to wear it back then but time heals all!
(gratuitous cat shot, thanks for indulging me, and isn't he just the handsomest?!)
i got the little hat that same day. another item darin was a bit hesitant about. but i felt kinda cute in it, and hey, that springtime sun was shining. aint nothing gonna bring me down!
croonin. at least he's still nice to me, despite my crazy-lady wardrobe ventures.
so this post turned more into outfits and laziness than anything related to spring cleaning. if i took pictures of my house right now, you'd understand why. at this rate jamie will never be able to move in...our junk is now wildly strewn around this place even worse than before. that's what happens when i try to "organize."
wish me luck while the sun shines.
turban: astrological scarf from marmy years ago (avon?)
second turban: giant blue scarf from milla
yellow apron: vintage, thrifted
polka dot blue maxi dress: i love it, vintage thrifted years ago
shorts outfit: all thrifted from Partners in Care, $4.75 total
ishtar pendant: gift from pirate suitor, 1997
feather earrings: made by bridget
darin's tee: gift from milla