That’s All, Folks!

February 17, 2014

Diva tunic 7

When my children were little, we used to say prayers together at night.  After God-blessing all the people we knew and those we hadn’t met yet, I would ask, “What was the best part of your day?”  Occasionally the best part would be that the day was over.  Some days are like that.

Diva tunic

This day was lovely.  Joey and I drove out to the mountains and had lunch.  I fell asleep in the car on the way back home.  After preparing dinner, I fell asleep again, for almost 14 hours.  Guess I was tired.

Diva tunic 4

Some days are like that.  Hope you’re getting your rest when you need it.  XXOO

Outfit details: Hat-DSW, armlets and cowl-upcycled from thrifted sweaters, tunic-Diva Diva thrift/vintage boutique, black rayon cape/serape-T.J. Maxx many years ago, bellbottoms-Free people/customized by me, earrings-cheap and can’t remember.


19 Responses to That’s All, Folks!

  1. Curtise on February 18, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Yes, I think your body tells you what you need sometimes. When my son was little (he still is really, but I mean even littler) he used to take himself off to bed early, without any fuss or drama, he just knew he was tired and needed what became known as one of his Legendary Early Nights.
    Hope your LEN did you good, Jean, after your lovely day in the mountains. Other days, and more energy, are to come! As always, you wear a hat with great aplomb, and look wonderful. xxxx

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

      I love that..LEN!!! I never knew what to call those times. XXXOOO

  2. Vix on February 18, 2014 at 3:17 am

    14 hours? You must have been tired! You’re looking anything but now, though! Those zig-zag sleeves are just the thing to liven up a damp Tuesday morning and you definitely know how to rock a hat! In fact, seeing your blog pop up in my side bar was the best part of my day so far! xxxxx

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 10:54 am


  3. Rosalind on February 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Fourteen hours of sleep sounds delicious. And talking of delicious, love those sleeves, and your hat. I have been, as the saying goes, burning the candle at both ends, so thoughts of lying down and pulling the covers over my head are very tempting right now…

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Sometimes it just becomes a necessity. I wasn’t planning on it, that’s for sure. Hope school is going well. XXOO

  4. Pam@over50feeling40 on February 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I love your hat!! I really try to protect my sleep but my family does not always agree. have a great week, Jean!

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Agreed about the family part, but it’s easier now that the kids are grown. Night-owl Joey can tip-toe around when necessary.

  5. The Style Crone on February 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Your hat plays perfectly with the colorful patterned sleeves of your tunic. Another Diva Diva boutique treasure! And I adore the patterned surprises on your armlets.

    Sounds like a wonderful day with Joey in the mountains. Lunch, spending time with your loved one and a nap on the way home. To live for!

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

      It really was nice. Maybe that’s why I was able to relax enough to crash like that.

  6. Rose on February 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Aaah, sleep! Isn’t it just THE BEST medicine?! Lucky for me, I can sleep almost anywhere. Jean, I was wondering if you would mind telling me the name of the magazine you wrote an article for about upcycling? I have a commission to write something similar for a British magazine, and I was wondering if (once it’s published) if it could earn me some more money across the Pond?!

    Lotza love from England,
    Rosemary from

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

      The magazine is Altered Couture. It doesn’t pay much but it’s fun to see your work in print. Congrats on the commission! Can’t wait to see what you create.

  7. sandra on February 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I am a great believer in a good sleep! it does wonders, you must have needed it, I hope you feel refreshed as a result of it, you are so gorgeous in your hat and poncho, the zigzags are a fab detail, I feel like a good sleep myself at the mo! x x x

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Rest well. XXOO

  8. Jan Graham-McMillen on February 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Such a precious commodity, a proper rest! You look pretty cute, even for a tired lady, and I’m happy you had a great day. Love the hat and soft colors and textures on you. Of late, my days have been best when they’re over, but that’s cyclical and seasonal. My refrain of late has been “It’s okay right this very minute!” and that gets me through … never as bad as I think! I may even nap after supper tonight! What a good influence you are!

    • Jean on February 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Perhaps we’re really meant to hibernate right about now. Why battle nature?!

  9. Ariane on February 19, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Hi Jean!

    Tks for the nice things you said about in your last comment –
    I love the armlets and cowl, this the first things i noticed!
    Been a long time since a slept 14 hours, but you bod needs it needs it guess!

    Take care Jean!



  10. pao on February 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I can relate, Jean. Napping is my first choice of coping mechanisms. And then I sleep a lot too. I like it. I think it helps me be more creative. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. That’s how I get new ideas. I need empty space and time to let some things go, some things rest, and other ferment. It’s cool how it works without pushing, punishing, or overworking it.

  11. Feda on February 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I’m happy you got some rest. Sometimes it does get hectic and your body just wants to rest. I often wonder when work became so important that we loose touch with just being, just living. I guess it’s a balance. Love your hat and those sleeves are amazing!


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