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Gratitudes: family time, mother-pride, diplomacy, and a picture perfect town.

Monday, August 04, 2014

1) This was a generally a good day. Nothing super exciting. Spent a fair bit of time with both my husband and son. We did some laundry together. We had a nice long conversation about movies and celebrities. We went out to lunch together.

2) I read through the customer reviews at my daughter's Etsy shop (she makes one inch buttons with little bits of art and snark and cleverness on them). It's something I can do when I just want to feel proud and happy. She has a wonderful reputation with her customers.

3) I had some great couple time with my husband today, including a conversation that could have been a little uncomfortable but wasn't too bad. Actually two of those, about two totally different things in our life. Plus we had some just plain old fun.

4) I was struck afresh by just how beautiful my chosen town is. We went for a short ride at twilight time. I'm living (frugally, in a reasonably priced apartment) in a wealthy community. I recommend it. I can enjoy the coffee shops and flowers and old fashioned street lamps and beautiful people just as well as those beautiful people do. I can't imagine how much time and money they spend maintaining those gorgeous old houses and established gardens which I can enjoy for free. The parks are perfect. Everything is maintained beautifully. I feel safe when I walk at night. People just assume I am one of them ... because I dress in the clothes THEY have sent to Goodwill. (Yes, I actually wear "labels" sometimes ... not for the name but for the quality and construction.)

Is it wrong that I think of the clothes as camouflage and that amuses me?
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JUSTME29 8/4/2014 1:24PM

    I love finding "labels" at thrift stores. I always feel good when I make a great find to add to my closet. I don't really think of it as camouflage, but if I lived in a wealthier community I might. I definitely think you should find amusement wherever you can in life. I love when someone compliments me on an item of clothing I picked up dirt cheap at a store they would never frequent - that amuses me.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/4/2014 9:13AM

    I lived in a nice apartment in a high end neighborhood for a couple years. They didn't maintain the apartment well at all and I didn't like all the noise. I prefer to live in the country even with all the maintenance. Work is good for me. I like Goodwill but am not much into the designer fashions they have here. I like simple and plain stuff.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/4/2014 1:00AM

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I think that you are doing just fine !
Good for you !

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