Day 2 Day
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Spent most of the day in Santa Monica at my gratis S.M. Emeritus College scene study class. The prof is Barbra Gannen - whose classes elsewhere are $50/each - so, $200/mo would pay for this class if I HAD to pay for it. Over a few months, that's thousands of dollars in savings!
I brought my lunch in a little paper bag which I save for such occasions - and carpooled with hubby who was working on the W. Side that day. Nice.
But I forgot to bring along the bag of books I was going to contribute to the bookshelf! I have all these paperbacks I want to get back into circulation...Next week.
We had dinner on the 3rd St. Promenade and waited for the traffic to clear before heading home. Took some pix with my cell phone - but now I have to learn how to upload them!
My outfit was brown with turquoise accents, which I wouldn't have thought of except that I have a shell with those colors which I wore under my nylon animal print shirt - and then added my Blue/green resin bead necklace - and my watch, is turquoise - and threw on my turquoise jacket.
Fun to window shop on the Promenade and see what the trends are close up. I always try to see if I can imitate them or make them or whether I have something similar to drag out & wear. (All the bright jackets I picked up last year for a song at a Pasadena Salvation Army are IN this season.) In one store it seemed nothing was under $28 - except some headbands of the sort I get at the 99 Cent Store for - well, 99 cents! (There they were $10!?!) There was a yellow leather handbag I liked a lot but it was almost $300! My oh my.
After dinner we looked around the Barnes & Noble there -and I leafed thru some craft books and some knitting books. I get inspiration from the pictures -not that I am that technically adept!
Seem to be in a jewelry-concocting mode - the key necklace on the ball chain worked out so well! And now the style is back to BIG necklaces, so I am thinking about all the stuff I have in the jewelry archive. Think it will get me to re-organize my stuff. I have read that now's the time to "shop in your own closet" - and I did pull out a craft brown wooden barrette with wire accents from a drawer - but along the way I discovered the spring was missing, and the thing was slipping badly - but I found a brown hair elastic in the bottom of a makeup bag which I twisted around the closing to tighten it up. It worked!
Then came home to a Murad sample and more of my gratis magazines. There was a "My Frugal Life" entry in thriftyfun today that tells you to stop all your subscriptions. I would suggest to look for free ones at sites like mommysavesbig.com, which is what I am doing! I have never had so many magazines in my life! All free.
Also got an invitation to a free screening of the new movie Watchmen - but, darn, we will be at a memorial service that day - so we can't go...On the Promenade we looked at the AMC theatre's offerings - as we have discount coupons for tix there - but everything was too late for us -
Came home & had to catch up with my computer work while hubby watched the 30's flick THE HURRICANE on TCM - He thought it was a "manly movie" - as opposed to my chick flicks - and it reminded him of his days in New Zealand teaching the Maoris....I did like Dorothy Lamour's edited Edith Head sarongs....Some things never go out of style...
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