I titled this blog entry "Winter Styling" because Gil and I spent a wintry day at the mall getting him some new clothes and in the joy of the moment, he found this wool felted Panama hat which just completed the whole ensemble. As he posed for this photo, I vaguely remembered what I "thought I remembered" was an Alfred Steiglitz portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe in a similar Panama hat but after "googling" the photo, I learned it was an Ansel Adams photo of Georgia and actor, Orville Cox!
In addition to new pants and shoes (and the last pair of winter leather gloves which were on sale to make room for the newly arrived summer bathing suits!), we spent the day getting trendier eyeglasses for Gil and having lunch. (Head to toe style makeover.)
Currently, Gil is in North Carolina attending a week long course in one of his other interests -- financial investing. While he's away, my mom has been visiting and we're having another good week-long visit.
She's been here to Michigan four times since Labor Day, she recounts, and her friends back home ask her if she's planning to move here!? "Not yet," she says with a smile.
Marika is still hard at work in Santa Barbara getting caught up with classwork that she had postponed while she concentrated on her MCAT studies last month. In the meantime, she turned 22 on Valentine's Day and is going to Las Vegas this coming weekend with her girlfriends, one of which is flying out to California from Michigan for the celebration.
Adam and Laura continue with wedding planning while Adam continues to research his options for residency programs after graduation.
Evan is also looking into residency programs. There is so much groundwork to be done in preparation for residency matching. You almost need a degree in project management to make it all happen. Nothing gets left to chance. It's all about strategic positioning!
I am doing as many creative things as I can find to do. A little of this. A little of that. Keeping the birds well-stocked with oil sunflower seeds and suet for the winter. Making sure Willow continues to grow up to be the wonderful dog and pet we expect her to be. And, of course, Pilates three times a week with aerobics at the YMCA on in-between days.
Gil gone for the week
Mom here for mid-winter break
Good times had by all.