Changing Styles to Max Pockets

RFID Gadgets

When my cousin was young, he was really into pockets. I remember watching my Mor Mor sew a set of pockets he could then pin on to outfits so he would always have them. I loved her love for her grandson and her ingenuity. Today I’m wishing she was around to make me some 🙂

Seriously though, with our technological advancements it would be nice to see some options that didn’t wipe each other out. Without having to purchase special sleeves for each item. When I hit the slopes, it’s always tricky.

Sweatshirt with lots of pockets

This is my favorite sweatshirt to wear under my coat. Just look at all those zippered pockets! If not for that I would probably not own it.

Not only is it not a great color on me, but I stole it. **sssshhhh don’t tell** It was actually a gift someone gave my husband, and I took it over so I could have those pockets. Apparently I have an evil streak.

Moving on… I have my RFID car keys (sometimes), my hotel room key (with a magnetic strip), my RFID season pass for the slopes and my cell phone. The car key and the phone both have potential of wiping out the room key and the season pass.

RFID Gadgets

So I try to keep all four in separate pockets, and that gets awkward. Especially since I have to keep my slope card in the zipped chest pocket I usually keep my phone so it reads correctly as I snowboard through the gates. And I’m not happy that this means my phone goes into my snowpants leg pocket. I fall enough that I don’t want it in a hip pocket, because it will hurt as I bend awkwardly. But then again in the leg pocket, there is no zipper so I always worry it will fly out.

My most recent clothes shopping excursions show me how this new concern affects my decision making. Now I want a minimum of four pocket, and preferably ones with zippers. It’s making me lean toward more sweatshirts in my wardrobe, which is problematic since I’m trying to make myself have a bit more style than I have had in recent years.

I love the idea of the scarves with zippers like my colleague/friend Pam makes. That helps. But I’m certain how that’s going to work in the heat of summer.

Ah well. First world problems, eh? That said, I think my little cousin was one smart dude.

A Special Day

Fifty-six years ago, our world was given an amazing gift. That was the day my husband was born. There are so many things I adore about this man, and I’m ever so thankful we are journeying through the adventures of this life together.

One of the greatest delights in my existence is opening my eyes every morning, looking at Chris, and seeing him grin at me. It’s the simple little pleasures, you know?

Anyway, here are some of my favorite photos of him from this past year. The images in no way delve into the true reality of his amazingness, but in them you can get a glimpse of fun and serious sides of this man I love.

A Diverse December

A Diverse December

December is a funky month, full of highs and lows. Perhaps for everyone, and certainly for Chris and me. And this year it seemed particularly diverse in emotions.

In December I:

  • Celebrated exciting life milestones.
  • Mourned for people no longer breathing in our earthly sphere.
  • Re-learned lessons I should have known and came pretty close to burn-out in work.
  • Took some time away from work/computers (hence the lack of blog posts this past month).
  • Relished in some slope therapy.
  • Celebrated a birthday, Christmas, a 27th-year-wedding anniversary with the yin to my yang (and vice versa) and New Year’s Eve. All very simple celebrations, but beautiful–with people who love me and who I love.
  • Felt lost in my own existence.
  • Started finding myself again.

At the end of November, I would not have predicted that December was going to hit so hard. In retrospect, I’m still not sure how or why it did. Perhaps it was because there were no kids in the house, and life was otherwise pretty stable. That gave me time to think about things a bit deeper.

All I can say is that it was a month lived. Highs, lows — that’s how it goes.

Here are some of the month’s highlights:

Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.

Germany Kent

Highlighted Blog #19 – Queen Keto

Really great recipes for a low-carb diet. Yum. I’m not really doing a keto diet anymore, but I do find that I have more energy and feel less hungry all the time when I’m low-carb so recipes like the ones on this site are a treasure!

90 Seconds Low Carb English Crumpets. Or English Muffins? Whatever you want to call them, they are just 1g net carbs and totally wholesome. All you need is 10 minutes from start to finish. Tried and tested with a stopwatch. Even ketohusband can do it! No mess. Zero difficulty. Ready […] The post 90 SECONDS…

via 90 SECONDS LOW CARB ENGLISH CRUMPETS —

  • For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #18 – Cuteness, in all its Versatility

😳 omg omg omg omg omg omg 💞🐙

via Anemone Impersonation — Cuteness, in all its versatility

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #17 – DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Love a good story? This site will have you spell-bound. The author has a gift for research and bringing the past alive. It’s not a site to check out with a glance. It’s more of a “get ready to immerse” sort of site. For example, check out this narrative from the author’s ancestor, told in his own voice. Amazing.

  • For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #12 – Christopher Pollock Art

Okay, so this one is super slanted since the author hasn’t updated in absolutely forever. But I can’t help but love it since it’s my husband’s site, and I have an inside scoop into posts that might be showing up eventually 😉

This one has some color. So far there has been only one of this kind. It sold very fast. I probably should make more! It is painted sheet metal and wire.
via Colored Circles on Wavy Base Mobile —

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.