|Smile, smile, big smile.|
|My old Vince leggings, my new Noujica tee, and my old Vince coat sweater.|
|Adding my burgundy scarf, and my old burgundy down coat to this old/new outfit.|
|Happily on my way out yesterday.|
|Emily Sousa and David Patafie partners in pastries, and coffee… in Manotick.
I hope they make a go of it, these two local kids who are working so hard. As I said, they are excited, and have a million creative ideas. And I’m thinking, instead of sitting in your car in that mile long line-up at the Tim Horton’s drive-through, why not spend your money at Mimi’s? Local owners, friendly staff, tasty food and coffee… and you’d be supporting a Manotick community business, not a huge faceless corporation. I know my walking buddies and I will be there after our labours on Thursdays. Maybe I’ll see you.
You know, building strong connections is really important as we age. Isolation can be devastating, and even more so the older we get. And the secret to building a strong healthy community is strong connections too. Old friends and new pitching in and pulling together. And of course, the secret to a healthy closet is… well.. the same thing. A closet where the new pieces work well with the old pieces can make your life so much easier. And happier.
Yeah, I know, I’m pushing it a bit with that last comment. But a cohesive closet, where the new pieces play well with the old, really does make me happy.
I’m shallow like that…. I can’t help it.
Now, I have to go and finish my packing. Tomorrow, Hubby and I are off for a week of skiing. We hope. With the freezing rain, followed by the rain, followed by the deep freeze we’ve had, we may not be skiing for a few days. So we’ve packed our skates too. Along with everything but the kitchen sink. Books, DVDs, work-out gear, tons of food and wine. It will be a multi-activity ski holiday. Whatever. We’re flexible.
So over to you my friends. Any thoughts? On community, or closets, or making connections with people or with clothes… either way. We’re all ears.
FYI… If you’re interested, I noticed on-line that the tee shirt I’m wearing from Noujica is on sale. I’m wearing a size small so the sizing is generous. And when I was on the Anne Marie Chagnon website, I saw that her jewellry is available outside of Canada, in lots of stores in the States, and in France and even in a few other places in Europe.