Four grown kids, five delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
Back home from our Vancouver weekend, almost finished this round of marking, and I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone -- get Pater to get a Visible Monday shot or two and help him chop some kindling. Don't be deceived by my lack of a coat: It's chilly outside, hovering around the freezing mark during the daytime, and we need to keep the fire stoked.
To be honest, Pater was managing quite well without me, but it's been a few years since I've swung that ax, and the little kindling ax you see on the chopping stump above was calling out to me. I remembered how well it fit my hand
and couldn't resist giving it a try.
And it did all come back to me, just like the proverbial bike-riding. . .
My Visible Monday get-up? Gap cord skinnies, a fabulous fit at a great price -- I highly recommend these, especially since they have a great mid-rise fit. Worn with a Club Monaco very fine wool blend t-neck, also a very useful item, under a black cashmere tunic by Maiko, several years old, and a pair of black patent leather brogues by Browns, also wardrobe oldsters. Ditto the leopard-print flower brooch by Pleasant Pheasant.
As always, on Mondays, be sure to check out the rest of the gang over at Patti's. The collection of Visible Women is always inspiring!