Thursday, December 2, 2010

holidays are joyful

song of the day: 'merry christmas darling' by the carpenters
wow. i just really have very little to say. i've been sitting in front of the 'compose' screen for like 45 minutes.
i will say that i am getting sooooooooooo nervous about this weekend. sunday to be exact. it's my marathon day and every time i think about it, butterflies start fluttering in my tummy. it doesn't make sense that i'm so apprehensive about it, i mean i've done two others. but, last year i had to drop out on the thursday (yep that would be the equivalent of today!) before the race because my right knee was in so much pain i couldn't run 3 miles and i literally cried the entire two miles i had left to limp home. then in 2007 i ran in memphis and at around mile 18 my left knee stiffened up on me and i had to run/walk the last 8 miles, wincing all the while. needless to say, i am scared that i'll get hurt again. why the heck do i do this to myself????? i don't know really but i can tell you that i think the holidays will be so much more joyful on monday.....if i can still walk by then.
and i want to say a big THANK YOU to cayce for featuring me on her lovely blog. i am there with some really amazing and fashionable ladies and it just made my day :)
shoes-dexter, thrifted


CAITLIN said...

oh my gosh, i love this! you look like a cross between amelia earhart and pumpkin pie :) very classic and autumnal!

good luck with the marathon--i never understand how people can do that! i am not a fan of pain :) my close friends from college all got really into running marathons after graduation (like, every other weekend!) and i thought they were off their rockers. still, i teared up when they came running over the hill! so impressive.

Carys said...

I love your skirt and shoes. Good luck!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Between Laundry Days said...

Marathoners amaze me. The dedication and hard work is truly such a great accomplishment. I love that you're doing it, and I'm sure you'll do great!!

Also, I love Caitlin's comment. You DO look like a "cross between Amelia Earhart and pumpkin pie"!! :)

Melanie said...

I love this outfit! I've got a thing for longer pleated skirts these days.

Good luck on the marathon! The thing that always baffles me about the runners is how you don't get bored running for so long (oh, and how in the world you can physically do it!).

Little Ocean Annie said...

You'll be fantastic on your marathon! Good luck, friend, and you're admirable for even attempting it.

Love that long length on that skirt, too! :)

anne said...

great colors!
good luck :D

Shallow Mallow said...

I adore your outfit. The jacket and that skirt are made for each other - you look absolutely gorgeous!

Keeping my fingers crossed for your run :)

captain kimi said...

this skirt is amazing. pleats are such a wonderful thing.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What adorable pleats! This is a pleatastic entry! . . I'm lame.

archives said...

you've just described every reason i will never, ever run a marathon. i think your capabilities and dedication are amazing...but please be safe! running that far/long is soo hard on your body.

i wish you the best luck! :) xoxo

Suyinsays said...

you look gorgeous!

and im sure you will be so absolutely amazing in the marathon, i admire your determination so much - dont think id be strong enough!

3ate4 said...

Lovely jacket!

surfvintage said...

Oh oh oh amazing skirt! I love it!!!! really good combination, lovely!

Morgan and Lua said...

Good luck! Just remember how great it will feel when you're all done and you've just accomplished a marathon. AMAZING.

Great to be featured with you too lady : )

Sarah said...

LOVING the loafers!!! You have a really cute blog!! :)

I'll be visiting again for sure!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

haha. I think I wear too much plaid around this time too. Nothing wrong with it. . .it's a plaidy season!!!! My Christmas Dress is plaid!

Anonymous said...

and this is why i featured you! look how amazing this outfit is! i love these colors on you and the skirt is so great!
thanks for the mention on your's a fun thing to see your name on something that is so inspiring to you! so, thanks for that! :)
p.s. can't wait to hear about you kicking tail in that race!!!!

tara-lynn said...

i have a skirt just like that, i'm saving for montreal.

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

neat liking all the brown matching colors.

FancyTreehouse said...

LOVE all these browns!