night/morning therapy #8: rock a bye baby; rock the look

This night/morning therapy installment is definitely morning which is my gratitude. Not been sleeping much, but feel asleep in mid-evening and didn’t waken until I stretched my legs, knocking my coloured pencil box off the bed at 4:30 am – often my bed time! I’ll be twice as tired (happens that way) but my body rested.

Only vague dream recollections, but another gratitude is the ability to dream again, even if nightmares. For many years, I never hit REM sleep, so I didn’t dream. Psych meds seem to take me deep enough, or stimulate my fading brain cells.

The like part. My therapist really wants me to embrace or at least acknowledge that my uniqueness (in a thousand ways). But for someone who has spent their life trying to fit in, belong, be accepted (and acceptable), it ain’t that easy. She pointed out this week, I dress uniquely. There are physical reasons for my wearing loose dresses, and low rise pants with long tops. The brightness of colours: budget and getting away from black all the time. Socks with sandals = ugly toes. Etc.

So what is now yesterday, I rocked the unique more like I used to. Wore multiple bracelets on both sides – habit started to cover over the 3 inch vertical scar left behind, after surgery and the casts came off, as a reminder I fractured, no shattered, my right wrist in July 2009. Including the bracelets I make out of elasticy head hands wrapped around my wrists. (I’ll try and take a picture sometime); an orangey-coloured dress like a long polo shirt (covering over my knees is a good idea), my “designer” orange scarf (one of the things I do, wear scarves a lot) for cold stores; light orange socks and black , flat (can’t do heels) backless sandals. And. of course, one of my ball caps. Been wearing those since I played recreational softball in my early 20s. Almost wore my straw “wedding” hat with the rusty-toned mum and grosgrain ribbon.

I still like that I can dress funky. I suppose being an old lady now, it should be easier to get away with.

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21 thoughts on “night/morning therapy #8: rock a bye baby; rock the look

  1. wildchild47 July 1, 2016 / 11:06 am

    See?! See?! There are some truly delightful and inspired things about you that are totally awesome!

    I admire any woman, who after being “told” how to dress “appropriately” for her age – like WTF? – can get up, and choose her clothes – from an assortment of items, and select pieces that make her feel good – for herself – and combine in ways that are different, unique to her. And clearly, you can and do do this. Hmm …. double do(s) are always odd ;)

    Anyhow, great on you TW – great on you. And you know, it really doesn’t matter why you choose, said item – to hide ugly toes? – LOL – how that made me smile in understanding and appreciation – I have goat’s feet! – but if in the moment, whatever you choose and layer on makes you feel good, great, strong, happy, then that’s all that counts and matters.

    Keep rocking it!

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    • taleweavering July 1, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks. No exposed toes (wore socks in yoga class unless had to gripe walls or such), if you have goat feet, then I have ogre toes, lol. Strange not to be in black — this stuff is bright — like orange pants.

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      • wildchild47 July 2, 2016 / 5:46 pm

        LOL@strange not to be in black and ogre toes!

        I can relate to both, but its’s been years now since I’ve ditched the black – just well worn broken in and down jeans with tees – although I do like an Indian type cotton dress type thing every now and then. But I’m thinking ” Women in Black” the new movie to hit you between the eyes, handbags to gladrags and all ;)

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        • taleweavering July 2, 2016 / 11:27 pm

          OMG — really women in black? There is an all woman ghostbusters now (just can’t imagine it without the original cast!)

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          • wildchild47 July 2, 2016 / 11:30 pm

            yeah – like I totally agree with you – some things, should NOT be redone! ;)

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            • taleweavering July 2, 2016 / 11:35 pm

              Can’t they come up with ANY new ideas? I mean Man from U.N.C.L.E. , apparently Bay Watch (another OMG!!! or a WTF). Let’s remake “Birth of a Nation” — oh yeah, that’s Trump’s campaign film.

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              • wildchild47 July 2, 2016 / 11:39 pm

                roflmao at these words ….. nodding my head in agreement …. seems the DUH factor has kicked itself into high gear ;)

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                • taleweavering July 3, 2016 / 8:25 am

                  I groan all the time over what’s being remade, switched from film to television, television to film.
                  I’m afraid my television watching is pretty limited. British mysteries, TCM movies, some kid’s fare. Only just got the sort of freebie extras package to include Showtime and HBO, so missed a lot of the non-traditional channel fare.

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                  • wildchild47 July 3, 2016 / 10:27 am

                    I don’t watch alot of TV either – let’s face it, there isn’t a whole lot of good stuff on. I prefer something with substance – I love the British mysteries, and a few other programs – like CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries – just because they crack me up. I love Elementary too – but honestly, if I miss it – I don’t sweat it.

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                    • taleweavering July 4, 2016 / 12:29 am

                      Haven’t see the Murdoch Mysteries in a while — down here called the something Detective — but I’ll have to see if still on and what called.
                      If you can watch Death in Paradise — especially the early shows with Richard the suit-wearing Inspector, worth it. Funny, well crafted characters. The 2nd Inspector isn’t as good, but did improve this latest series.

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                    • wildchild47 July 4, 2016 / 8:38 am

                      Never heard of Death in Paradise – have to see what I can find out about it on the net. And go from there. My latest binge has been Shetland. That series was awesome!

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                    • taleweavering July 4, 2016 / 9:16 am

                      Never heard of Shetland. I’ll have to check that out.
                      Death in Paradise has as it’s premise that a formerly French colonial island (fictional St. Marie — actually Guadalupe) has a connection with the London police who “get rid” of misfits by sending them to the Island. Thin premise, but can pull it off because the various characters are so well played, especially the man who plays the transplanted Englishmen for the first 3 or so seasons. There is a murder (not gory), and the fun unfolds from there. Enjoy if you can find it. Fairly recent production.

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  2. Sheri June 30, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I love that you dress like that. This is no reflection on your age – these women are my heroes http://www.advanced.style/ I believe there’s a FB page as well.

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    • taleweavering June 30, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      I love the website. I can imagine the facebook page would be great.
      I haven’t got their sense of style — I’ll need to study their ways.

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      • Sheri July 1, 2016 / 6:38 am

        I’m simply too practical. Don’t know how to shop for fun.

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  3. imagineambition June 30, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Clothes are a great way of self-expression and self-confidence.

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    • taleweavering June 30, 2016 / 9:35 am

      You’re right. I used to wear mismatched earrings, often that told some sort of story or theme or motif. Only have 4 holes, been thinking of 6.

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