For the first time in thirty-one years husband and I have had open ended days. Nowhere to particularly be, and no one to particularly look after. Sure, we talk or text with our kids on the daily, and have had holiday weekend company with the newlyweds, there’s simply no children at home, and it’s a little odd.
Yesterday I felt lonely for them, and the quiet weekend and the empty summer house made me feel a little anxious. We’ve been doing gardening projects, I guess helping other things develop and grow.
I never really know what day it is and missed a lunch meeting last week by simply forgetting it was on my calendar. I’ve stayed up all night reading books (our family female book group latest: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover) and haven’t done one big grocery shop (with the exception of Labor Day weekend food stuffs), instead cooking from the farm share and the pantry with only minimal pick-ups from the co-op.
As for style, here are two new pieces I’ve added to the rotation, a pair of light camel wool Theory pants, and an oatmeal strapped wool sweater by Jonathan Simkhai. (Picked them up locally at Tony Walker & Co., you can find them online by clicking on the links). I like the ease of monochromatic dressing and pairing a trouser with a sneaker for a relaxed country look is my current mood: unhurried, unrushed, and informal.
Every day dress, taking it slow.