...but that doesn't keep me from shopping.
Before I continue, however, I must thank you all for your condolences. They meant a lot to me, even more so after the funeral, which was...okay. The day was misty and rainy, which did nothing for my impressions of the Aberdeen Crematorium. There are two main chapels,and we were in the Eastern Chapel. While an attempt had been made to make the place welcoming without being twee, it just left me cold. The ex-SIL help up well, as did the brothers and sister, although one brother, Mr Oro's nephew, was quietly devastated. I think he's got a long year ahead of him, with his oldest brother gone. The niece, she'll be okay. As will Mr Oro's brother, who was the boy's father in all but name for most of his life.
You always think that if you can just get through the first week, until the funeral, that you can make it through, but I've found that to be wrong. I think the old mourning period of a year and a day is much more appropriate. That's not to say that people don't grieve differently, but that's a good long length of time to adjust.
Okay, a question for you all. Maybe I'm old-fashioned. Perhaps times have changed.
Black is pretty much the color du jour for a funeral and reception, yes? And while touches of color or completely colored outfits are okay, you should wear them with restraint, no? Because you're there to honor the deceased, not pick up a date, right?
So, if one were to, say, wear 3.5 inch black, open-toed slingbacks with white hose, a skin tight, black, at -the-knee pencil skirt with a bright red patterned scarf slung low across the hips with a cropped white jean jacket, and a white shirt with corset ties hanging out the back, bangles, bright makeup, and a spangley purse, one should rather expect to be stared at, mmkay? I'm just sayin'.
I was pissed at Mr Oro this morning and decided to go uptown for some retail therapy.
Note to self - never shop when angry at the spouse.
Internets, I give you Teh Shopping:
But he likes it when my skin is smooth...
I bought one in black, too.
Monsoon is the devil! It's probably a good thing the store only opened up last month...and that I only discovered that I can actually fit into their clothes last week, otherwise, well, they make my kind of clothing.
Oh, it's going to be very, very, very bad. Thank goodness for ebay.