Happy Sunday, my friends! It is the last day of January! How on earth did that happen!?
You know those memes that usually go around during the last week of January…
This year is the exact opposite.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. I just think it’s wild how fast this month has flown, especially considering everything our country (and the world) has gone through in the past 31 days.
Actually, that’s probably why it’s flown. We’ve had so much to think about, we haven’t had time to focus on how ding-dang cold it is outside and how little there is to do.
So yeah, it is cold, yo! And we are getting snow, right now as I type. That’s okay, though, because it’s January. Snow in January is good. Snow in April is bad. I’ve had both, and I know this to be true.
I was supposed to have a photo shoot with Alison tomorrow, but fortunately the meteorologists were on top of this storm, and Alison suggested we meet this morning and get ahead of it, so that’s what we did… Which is why there was no Coffee Talk this morning.
I went right from our photo shoot to church, and then we had lunch, and now here I am! I thought I might skip Coffee Talk altogether this week, but now I’m sitting here while the rest of my family naps or vegges out on an electronic device, and I’m feeling chatty. I figured I may as well jot out a quick post while I’m in the mood.
Not that I have much to share, mind you. I just hate to skip a Coffee Talk, when so many people say this is their favorite post of the week.
That always kind of amazes me, as I feel like it’s such a ramble.
So yeah, we are getting snow, and I’m very excited about that. It just started coming down hard, and it’s supposed to snow for the next 24 – 36 hours, so we should get some good accumulation.
Since the kids are all doing remote schooling and Paul and I work from home, it doesn’t affect our day-to-day very much, but it sure is pretty to look at.
If you don’t get my daily emails and your last update on my personal life is from last week’s Coffee Talk, I should tell you that we finally decided on a Florida destination. We booked a house for a week in Cape Coral, and we are all very excited about it.
We really liked the idea of historic St. Augustine, and the shorter drive was definitely a plus, but we were afraid the weather wouldn’t be as nice as we want, so we decided to play it safe and go further south.
The house we found has a beautiful pool with a great view, and it’s nice enough that we can hunker down there and social distance if we are worried about Covid, or there is plenty to do in the area if things improve by then.
I hope we get over to the beach(es?) on Sanibel Island a few times during our stay, and I hear there are some good restaurants, etc. If you have any specific recommendations, I’m all ears! And thanks for all of your input and advice on our decision about where to go. It was very helpful.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to plan out blog content for the next few weeks. It’s hard this time of year because it’s too early to photograph spring outfits, but I’m assuming no one is excited about buying more winter clothes either. Of course, there are some good deals to be had this time of year, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out.
If you have any holes in your closet, I recommend making a list and then taking some time every day to scope out your favorite brands. This is often when I snap up a luxury cashmere sweater or pair of boots at a deep discount.
I’m working on some posts about ways to build a functional wardrobe, and I’m open to doing another 5 Ways to Wear series. I’ll be wrapping up the 5 Ways to Wear a Camel Sweater series this week. If anyone has a wardrobe item you’d like to see me to style multiple ways, or another topic you think would be interesting, let me know!
Okay, that’s about it for me. I just got my proofs back from Alison, so I’m off to pick out the pictures from this morning’s shoot that I want her to retouch, and then I might indulge in a Sunday afternoon nap.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!