Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fun Monday--the Fire Sale Edition

Don’t know if you heard, but Northern California is pretty much aflame. Seriously, I woke up with a sore throat from all the smoke in our air. It’s bad. Really bad. None of the fires are very close to us, but the wind is working against us as far as smoke goes. And, just for the record, the beach house has a fire just a few miles from it too, so going down there isn’t much help. Thus you get the fire sale edition of Fun Monday. cough, cough

After many weeks off I decided to participate in Fun Monday again. Fun Monday this week is hosted by Hula Girl at Heart, (go check her out for more on this topic and a really, really 90's wedding dress). The topic she gave us is:

Show us those pieces of clothing you just can't part with, whether you wear them or not. It might be your grandma's vintage wedding dress, a jacket from high school, a t-shirt from an old boyfriend or those jeans you hope to get back into some day. It could be anything. Most of us have something like that we can't seem to throw away.

I was going to participate in the Fun Monday by talking about my favorite outfit, which is a teal skirt & top. I got the outfit the spring Daddy Speak & I were engaged; so it’s 8-9 years old. I love it for a lot of reasons, mostly cause it’s gorgeous and my eyes turn the same color teal when I wear it. I wore it a lot and even took my engagement photos with DaddySpeak in it, so it’s memory is well preserved to me no matter what. Once I got pregnant with BigSpeak (6 years ago) I no longer fit in it. Or at least, no longer fit in it well. I hold on to it in the hope that I will get thin enough to get back into it, although I’m pretty sure even at a size smaller than it, my hips expanded enough so that it won’t fit “right”. But I still hope, a girl‘s gotta have a dream, right? Today I decided I’m going to give up that dream. Yup, just today I decided I’m going to get rid of it. Our friends who lost their house this weekend, I’m going to pass it on to them. Well to K, I don't think D would look that good in teal, I'm just saying... They have nothing now and it’s just sitting in my closet, waiting to eventually be passed on to Goodwill. Instead it’s going to get a new life. It holds such happy memories for me, it seems fitting that it should help her move forward into new happiness.

This is not the best pix of it, but the only I could find for now. Plus look at DaddySpeak w/his long hair! Being the Rock Star he is!

12 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

It IS a beautiful color!! And it's super that you are donating to a friend who has lost everything. Very gracious of you.

Mine is shared, not much, but it's posted.

Molly said...

The teal outfit is beautiful. I am glad that you are giving it new life. When the time is right, you can get another lovely teal outfit. Take care. I hope that the fire and smoke problems are over soon.

nikki said...

I think we all hold on to old favorite clothes hoping to fit in them again!

daddy d said...

Sorry about the fire. The passing along of your favorite piece of clothing is very meaningful. It lives again, anew.

daddy d said...

Sorry about yhr smoke in the air. I hope where ther is smoke there is no fire. Passing along your favorite outfit is to make it live again, anew.

Heather said...

Oh, I'm so glad it's getting a second life, although for such sad reasons. I hope your friend gets back on her feet soon, and hope you stay safe and fire free.

Jo Beaufoix said...

You look lovely in it. I hope your friend is ok and it's cool you're passing it on to her.

hulagirlatheart said...

What a cool thing to do! The outfit is lovely by the way. I hope the smoke clears soon! Thanks for playing along today. It's been great fun.

swampy said...

First, I'm so sorry for your friends and their loss. Just glad that no one was hurt. "Things" can be replaced. I just can NOT fathom losing my home and everything in it, though.
The teal outfit is beautiful and so nice of you to give up something that's special to you. How sweet is that?

Sayre said...

Well, you DO look smashing in it, but I'm sure it will be happier being worn and appreciated rather than stored and dreamed about.

When we had wildfires around here, it ashed like snow.

robinellablog said...

That is pretty and now you can look at it being worn again.

lisa marie said...

What a sweet story, well the part that you're helping out, not the fire part. I always hate the summer fires in California. :(

Forgot to say I love the shirt! I love the color, the fabric looks soft and the style is mine. :)