A Pop of Color (For the End of the Year*)

13662097_10104264778242045_7645202126868345963_o
Surrounded by teal-ness, I reveal my matching shoes. (Photo by Dez and Tam.)

One last thing I wanted to say in 2016 is that this was a momentous year in one respect — I figured out my new power color!

For many years it was probably purple, maybe blue… there was some waffling.

But this year I realized that in this phase of my life, it’s definitely teal… or aqua? Or whatever you call it. I didn’t realize it until after I had my bridesmaids wear it, and surrounded myself with it on several occasions. And realized I have a LOT of it in my wardrobe.

Actually, I think I realized it when I saw Hillary wearing her teal power-suit.

14991830_10104555694578375_5240162491440427062_n
Not sure if this is teal or aqua, but similar enough color family, okay?

Anyway, it’s a small thing, but in a wacky year, it was nice to have my power color by my side. (Also, at a post-election WriteGirl event at Huntington Gardens I decided that my spirit-plant is a succulent, particularly a colorful aloe. For girl-power/aqua reasons, but also legit I am never hydrated enough… and would love to have inherent healing powers, sure.)

img_3397
I only wish I could be this fabulous.

Charlie’s signature color has ALWAYS been red, because he came home from the shelter with a red shirt, collar, leash, and blanket.

Yesterday was his gotcha-versary, and unfortunately thanks to a flare-up of back problems he spent it ailing (again)… sorry, Charlie. It’s been two December 30th’s in a row of boiled chicken and pain meds… better luck next year.

img_3990
Even while ailing, Charlie works his best color.

One last last thing, is that two very cool ladies left us this week… mother and daughter, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. They star (respectively) in two of my favorite movies, Singin’ in the Rain and When Harry Met Sally. (My favorite NYE movie, if you’re still looking for one.)

I think of both of them as women who really took life by the horns, and it’s always very sad when women like that depart from our shores. (Also, I love that Carrie Fisher was a script doctor! That’s the type of healer I most resemble… haha.)

Anyway, semi-related, I saw these two quotes from a Tibetan (Buddhist) prayer wheel in a Westways magazine article about a luxury cruise ship (I know, I know), and I thought they could provide some best-life inspiration for the year ahead. I wanted to write them in calligraphy or something, but… maybe next year. (I was busy helping Sam force Charlie to eat and take his meds.)

THERE IS NO ONE LUCKIER THAN HE WHO THINKS HIMSELF SO

YOU WERE GIVEN THIS LIFE BECAUSE YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO LIVE IT

Thanks, AAA. Not only did I learn that I can use you like a DMV this year (PRO-TIP), but also your travel writer gave me some words to live by.

img_3948
This is proof that I’m not joking. I’M LIVING MY BEST LIFE, THANKS WESTWAYS! YOU’RE KEEPING THE WORD CHARTREUSE ALIVE!

Let’s all hope to be lucky and strong in 2017! We’re gonna need it. (Cue some booze.)

Happy New Year!

*Possibly, the World. (Keepin’ it light!)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s