Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WWD: Don't Stop Belieeevin...

I was driving in a part of town this weekend that I haven't driven in for years; one that I drove in regularly when I was in high school, and I got hit with such a pang of nostalgia that I thought I was going to cry. Chest tightened, nose prickled like there were tears waiting to come, and I had such a longing - a homesickness - that it was almost unbearable.

Life is funny - all these emotions going through my head, weepy for the old days, when I am very content with the state of things today. Dealing with the kids has been easier, I have not been quite so stressed out, and we have just been having fun. Still, I was all, "aren't I too young for a mid-life crisis?"

Suffice it to say, I will have to make SURE the Trips all have an appreciation for the finer things in life, the good old days, things like Journey Escape and Foreigner 4. Luckily, we're off to a good start, thanks to Shrek the Halls, which we watched approximately eleventy beeeelllion times over the holiday season.
If you're not familiar, Pinocchio has a moment when everyone is dancing, and he jumps up and wails, "Don't stop belieeeeeeevin!!!!" along with Steve Perry. Much to my surprise and delight, Gavin wailed along with him, and Scarlett has since picked it up. In fact, she sings the line quite frequently, especially when she is about to get in trouble for something, probably because it always makes me laugh. Can you say MANIPULATOR? Now I just have to get Simon with the program, and we're only a few steps away from forming our band and traveling the country in a VW Bus.
I REFUSE, though, to get a Shirley Jones hatchet job on my hurr. I could commit to a fringed vest, but a short shag? I don't think so.



Tuxedo jacket: NY & Co
Grey tee: F21
Harem pants: JC Penny
Squash blossom necklace: Vintage, eBay
Rings: F21, vintage
Urrings: F21
Boots: Charlotte Russe (I had different black platforms on but got not one but TWO calls before work saying there was black ice out, and schools were cancelled AGAIN because it's so slickery out, so I figured I'd better bust out the rubber soled boots more appropriate for nasty weather)
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Merci!
Shannan

2 comments:

Kelly said...

lol that is so cute! Loving all the rings!

amber said...

those are some great rings!! and i love your blazer :)