Saturday, June 30, 2007

I think my stylist managed to combine the two and come up with something that worked for me. Keep in mind this is after a day of riding around in the car with the windows down. I'm still adjusting to the cut. I'm not 100% sure it's me. It feels a little more high maintinance than I usually care to be.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

So,these are the styles I like. You can see my current hairstyle (or absence of one) in the black dress picture below. I feel like I have to much fluffing out at the bottom and not enough at the top. (That's the case with my body too!) :) What do you ladies think? I want something fun and a little funky.

Back to Becky

I've been so busy, but i haven't forgotten our little project for you.

Enter the site, choose "Collections" and choose Summer Runway, and browse through the looks.

I like looks 8 and 14, though i am not thinking of exact and literal translations into your life: i am still thinking "guiding ideas."

they seem Hepburnian.

Monday, June 25, 2007

In need of an attitude adjustment

I thought I was doing really well for the past few months, but...

I'm in a major "I hate my body" headspace right now and I can't seem to get out of the funk.

It hasn't been triggered by magazines or models or television. I think it has something to do with knowing that this is probably the best my body will ever be (without me being obsessive about it or overexercising/undereating myself to oblivion)...and I'm not happy with my body right now. And pregnancy will most likely make it even worse. I mean, this is it.

I'm having a lot of complicated feelings toward my own body image/sexuality/marriage right now, too. I probably need to journal about it.

Anyway...just needed to be honest with my girls about how dumpy, fat, thighs-rubbing-together, icky I am feeling right now.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I'm looking for a new hairstyle. Any ideas? I never know what is going to look good with my face shape. I want something with a little more volume up top as that area tends to look flat.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The last few days I have come here to WP, I sit and look at Sandy's smiling picture and wish I had something profoundly wise to say. The book I'm reading - Women Who Run With Wolves - has my head whirling. It has enabled me to see, to pinpoint, several areas in my own life where I have needed direction, some areas that I have managed to actually overcome in, and others that still need work.

Recently, Kristen wrote on her blog about feeling "called" to serve the elderly, a few others chimed in with the area they felt lead to... I have always known, well, I've known for a lot of years that the ones I want to serve are you young women.
The only true prophet that I ever felt like I encountered was a man named Andre from New Guinea. He prayed for me and spoke to me that I would have many daughters. Over the years it has come true and that's how you prove a prophet, right?

When I was in my 30's, I felt drawn to young teen women. In my 40's I had several 20 somethings that I ministered to and loved like daughters, now in my 50's, my daughters are in their 30's or close - but, most of the time I feel like I have so little to give, that I am just learning myself and have no wisdom to share.

Maybe if I live to be a 100 I will actually have gained some insight into this life we struggle with.

I learn so much from you younger women - you have such grasp on life, you see things that I missed at your age, and it makes me hugely proud to know such smart, strong women.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Dress

I know the dress is wrinkled, my hair has serious roots, and the tan is laughable, but what about the dress? Truth please.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Love this look

the confidence -- that's what draw me

Once again....................

My intuitive self was whispering (or maybe it was yelling and I just wasn't listening) to me YOUR EATING IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!!!!!! Em's favorite new place (and mine) is Doc's - chips and salsa and a half pound burger - a trip to Shawnee stopping at a buffet on the way up there - fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Taking Derek out for dinner at Garfields - another half pound burger and fries this time. Then the kicker.... shopping last night and I actually ordered and ATE a half pound container of mashed potatoes and gravy at the deli. Oh, my, gosh! How easily I slip off into thinking I can eat anything I want. stupid stupid stupid

I forced myself to get on the scales and sure 'nough, I had gained about 4 pounds.

So, this morning I'm trying to listen to what my body is saying (not my greedy appetite)and I AM going to start a daily walking routine again.

I have sinned - forgive me and I'll move on.

Monday, June 04, 2007

And Luisa Beccaria!

my fashion loves: a collage- Becky, I will try to do this for you with your answers:

At your left you see a winsome,slightly ethereal couple of dresses from Luisa Beccaria, totally Italian, feminine and... just lovely . in the one to the immediate left i see remnant of a Laura Ashley dress i used to wear to church, which had a lot of Anne and PEI in it.

and a clip:
from Sylvia

and... more later.