Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Fun Facts

Did you know that Rhode Island has more doughnut shops per capita than any other state? And that the residents treasure something called "coffee milk" so much that they offer it to schoolchildren along with chocolate milk and strawberry milk?

I am struggling to get a handle on Ben moving to Rhode Island in less than a week. Not a visit, not a semester abroad, but, like, going to live there. I am also trying not to make too much of a fuss around him, while still being supportive and helpful. My idea of too much fuss may be different than his, but at least there has been no whimpering.

We didn't have to face this four years ago when Ben went to college, because although he lived on campus, he came home every few weeks, or we went to visit him. Even then, I got a bit antsy after three weeks or so.

Really, I'm lucky to have such a "problem". I just read a great blog post by a parent of two disabled daughters who is finding her oldest suddenly seeking an independence the mother never thought she would have.

At any rate, I find myself lying awake, trying to distract myself from the whirlpool that is my monkey mind, and I find it is often possible to do that with clothes. Ha.

Spot the cat tail.

Bring on the voile! I only wore this yellow skirt three weeks ago, but it occurred to me that summer is shorter than I think, so I might as well trot it out again. I paired it with a navy and white striped tank (J. Jill) and an aqua cardigan (Anne Klein), and silver jewelry and (unseen) silver shoes.


  1. Mmmmm, donuts!! Yet another reason to visit.

    I seriously love everything about that outfit. It's flattering, great colors, the mix of solids with the stripes. What shoes?

    Hi Riley's tail.

    I got a birthday card from the vet for Zoe. Sweet 16 this year!

  2. This is a very pretty picture of you! You new hair cut photographs really well!