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E25: Waiting On Rank & Buying Glasses Online
Welcome back everybody!
Lady Jupiter Podcast is the audio accompaniment to LadyJupiter.com a lifestyle blog where I write about my family’s military life, home stuff, my low maintenance beauty and fashion, and travel when possible. I’m happy that you’re here with me.
Today I’ll share an update on our life as affected by the U.S. military, continue with a blog update, then wrap up with my most recent domestic diversion.
Today in our military affected lives I have nothing significant to update.
Since we last spoke Mister Jupiter received a nice bottle of scotch to celebrate his upcoming position, but we’re still waiting to find out when he will promote to the next rank. We’ve been waiting for months, and can only assume that he will need new rank insignia this year. I need to check the closet for a spare flight suit and get some silver oak leaves ready – the service and mess dress? Those updates can wait a little bit.
For today’s LadyJupiter.com blog talk…
Since last week I have updated last season’s outfits of day post, and now that we are in a new season I’ll get the post for Autumn 2020 started soon. Meanwhile I also updated my Closet Progress post so the world can see the reverse progress that I’m experiencing. Said closet is a mess because I took down a bundle of blouses from a hanging rod, and I haven’t donated them yet because I’m having a hard time letting them go…even though I don’t really need them. I rarely need to dress nicely anymore, and when I do need to dress nice it’s for formal events where I rent gowns anyway.
• Outfits of the Day Summer 2020
• Outfits of the Day Autumn 2020
• Closet Progress Photos
Luckily I asked a local group of professional women where to donate professional clothes, and I quickly received information about some organizations that I didn’t know about. So I just need to wash and fold most of these shirts I don’t need and divvy them up between organizations. If I get real aggressive about cleaning up my closet (like I should), then I need to take time to also clean and donate shoes. I have several pairs of varying height pumps, but I’ve only worn heels twice in the last three years, and at that rate I should either rent my shoes too, or invest in one pair to wear to all of our formal engagements. All this to say that I hope my next Closet Progress update photo shows some positive change. Besides I’m thinking about making a wardrobe capsule for the few occasions that I need to be dressed up a tiny bit – like promotion and retirement ceremonies, but also for those rare moments when your friend needs a character witness in the courtroom.
• Rent The Runway to the Rescue
I can’t wear leggings and jeggings every day, and my closet should reflect my daily needs more than my occasional needs. Other than that, no new posts, and very little work done on current drafts.
And now for my most recent domestic diversion
I want to quickly re-visit the infused vinegars I brought up last week. We got a little antsy and opened up our fire cider infusion and we really like it! Personally I don’t like apple cider vinegar in the first place, but it’s okay when diluted in water for sipping. So far though we prefer to drink our fire cider by the shot – it’s interesting how it warms from the belly just like a shot of liquor.
Since I strained our initial batch sooner than originally planned, I got a replacement batch infusing on the same day. I got lucky and found some horseradish root at the grocery store, and we’re going to find out if hibiscus leaves have the power to mellow the vinegar. Either way, the new batch still has onion, peppers, garlic, and ginger so it will be plenty spicy.
Otherwise I’ve been avoiding laundry by buying stuff online. Specifically a pair of glasses with my new prescription. I have high hopes because the new frames’ dimensions are the closest to my current pair of Lulu Guinness frames, but these were just over $20 out the door, prescription lenses included. I chose from eyebuydirect.com, because I needed their frame size search that can specify lens height. This is because the current trend of super huge ladies lenses … they don’t work with my face. My cheeks hit the lenses and they really accentuate the bags under my eyes so I specifically seek shorter lenses, ideally with brow-line frames, but full acetate is okay too. Of course the shortest lens style is the one that I dislike the most – so if you ever see me in frameless glasses, just pretend that you don’t see me. If this new pair isn’t perfect – it’s okay – I mostly need them so I can wear something while my preferred frames are out to get updated lenses, but I would be really happy if these new frames are as comfortable as I hope they are. I bought frame style “drums” (D-R-U-M-S) and they were under ten dollars and available in a few different colors. Not bad when the size I want also intersects with a low cost option.
• Lulu Guinness frames on Amazon
• Eyebuydirect.com – DRUMS
And that’s it for today’s show!
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