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A Great Day

Wednesdays are days that I dread, but usually turn out o.k.  Do you have days or events like that?  I’ve mentioned before that I volunteer for a non-profit organization giving tours of a historic home.  I absolutely love doing it, but sometimes it seems as if my donation of time is unnecessary and unneeded.  This puts me in a difficult predicament because my time is in high demand.  I have two paying jobs, this blog, a YouTube channel, a cat and a husband.  I don’t have time to waste!  I wish there was a way to know if I was needed for the volunteer shift or if I was going to be extraneous and could stay home and focus on other things.  I do miss sleeping in on Wednesday’s.

BUT!  Yesterday was an awesome day.  The sun was shining and it wasn’t raining when I drove to the historic home.  Since I wasn’t utilized the past two weeks I was promised the first tour of the day.  While we were having out morning meeting and everyone was chatting I met a new woman.  She had been away for a while because her husband recently passed away.  I know her by reputation, only, but it was nice to put a face to the name.  And I did get the first tour of the day.  I was able to escort a family of 3 through the house and tell them about the owner’s.  They were very inquisitive and asked smart questions.  At the end of the tour I was given a $20 tip.  I was overjoyed!  Tips from the guests are neither encouraged or discouraged.  They are however turned in on the honor system and then used for small renovation projects for the property.  I felt vindicated in my ability for receiving such a large tip on my first tour of the season.  I secretly hope that it is the first tip of the season and remains the largest for quite sometime.  The other guides were teasing me about giving nearly a 2 hour tour, but my guests were very interested and happy to stroll through slowly.  Normally, the tour lasts about 75-90 minutes.

Still on my high from the late morning, I was lifted up even more by a text from my husband that my wedding band had arrived.  But, it turned out that it was the wrong size and had to be sent back.  After all of that, I went home and prepared for class that evening.

My outfit utilized much of what I wore to my volunteer shift and made it easy to switch gears from one event to the next.

 

This outfit is sooooo comfortable!  All except the shoes which started to cut into my ankle.  They’ve never done that before and it caught me off-guard, but a small band-aid fixed the problem.  I kept to the inspiration but made it more weather appropriate.  I didn’t need the extra warmth from an infinity scarf so I replace that with a reddish-orange wooden bead necklace and matching earrings.  I also went with a navy braided belt instead of a tan one.  My shoes are red ballet flats in exchange for the burgundy pumps, but I think that the vibe is still captured.

Thanks,

Carla