A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
On my way back from a delicious lunch, I stumbled on Designer Days Boutique, an upscale consignment store in Squirrel Hill. I have frequented garage
sales, flea markets, and thrift stores but never a consignment store that had quality
and prices like Nordstroms. I love a good bargain so in I went.
This place had Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Chanel, which is not
that impressive to me because I am “usually” not a label type of girl. However,
I can still remember at 18 being in a really fancy upscale boutique in Miami, and trying on a Chanel red suit which cost $5000 back
then! I thought, “I want one of these
some day.” Needless to say, I still don’t
own anything Chanel but as I careened
through the store, I thought, “maybe this
will be my chance!”
Chelsa and Melanie checking out the blog
The best part of the experience was being treated like a
queen. The sales staff were so friendly and helpful but not pushy and they had no
problem with me going straight to the
back of the store to look for at the 50% off rack first. That’s mymodus operandi .Boy am I glad that I did because I found a beautifully
different Italian jacket and shoes that fit like a glove and now I am excited
to go out and show them off! (see Day 41, 42 for the Jacket)
“And why worry about
your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t worry or make their
clothing. Yet Solomon in all his glory
was not dressed as beautifully as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so
wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more
surely care for you?.. (Mat 6:28-30)
Faith in God diminishes worry.
But they (disciples)
didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the
greatest….then he said, “Anyone who wants to be the first must take last place
and be the servant of everyone else.” (Mark 9:35 and 36)
Sometimes we overvalue
position but to serve others is what we are called to strive to do.