You guys are well-informed about how much #iloveoctober. It’s an obsession that has me proclaiming, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” every morning when I walk the girls to the bus stop and breathe in the smells of fresh-cut grass mixed with decaying leaves. It’s the best! I call it October Madness
So, when I got sick last week (hell, I’m still sick) at the very start of the week and just went downhill as the week progressed, I was not pleased. It also played havoc on my work and any sort of fashion statements I was planning on making. The fall festival? I missed it. Sitting in golden sunshine? Looked at it from a window as I lay in bed watching every episode of ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. All I am going to say is this, whatever it was I had, it was bad. A mixture of your worst strep and cold and flu together. Four days of fever is not fun. I’m sick of my bed.
However, being that sick made me miss my family so much. I missed the day-to-day chaos and big and small moments with my girls. I missed hugs and talking (I couldn’t) and hearing about their days and what H was up to in his daily routine. I missed time with friends and realized how incredibly fast our life goes each day and how much I want and need it to slow down. Less is more. I can feel it. It takes longer for me to get better the older I get. I cherish October so much but I cherish my time with family and friends so much more after having to step away from it all. I realize how badly I need it to be a little bit less so I can enjoy them a whole lot more.
For this week’s Whatcha Wearing Wednesday I give you the last two days, when I was finally able to get up, get dressed and walk my girls to school. It’s not much, but I’m thankful and grateful for it all.
Simple, totally spot on fall and a look that is able to be layered and looks good on everyone. #nailedit
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