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2.04.2009

In which I TRY to be less introspective

I have a thing for gloves.

If in doubt, I always tell my family, you can give me gloves for Christmas. I have a shoebox or two full of them. I have a couple of pairs laying around here at work - I keep coming across some purple fuzzy ones in one of the back rooms. Every jacket I own has a pair in a pocket. When winter comes around each year and it's time to start wearing coats & jackets & hoodies, I'm always surprised - oh! that's where those blue ones with no fingers went! It's like finding a five dollar bill tucked away where you forgot, but, unlike that five dollars, gloves will keep my hands warm. I have lots of black ones, blue ones, some green ones, leather ones, those trimmed with lime-green feathers that I've mentioned before, white ones with black thingies that fit just over my palms, pink ones, the striped ones above, gray ones, and on & on & on. Expensive ones or cheap ones - I don't care. Fingerless gloves with attachable mittens. Just plain fingerless gloves. I'm lately lusting over arm warmers, but since spring is on its way, and since I really don't need them, I haven't bought any yet, but there's no doubt in my mind that by fall, I will own some.

and pale pink fingernail polish

11 comments:

  1. I love that photo! Finally a sneak peek! It's the gloves that make it extra fun though.

    I'm with you about the gloves. When I wore my grandma's white gloves to dress up, it was so much fun and I kept thinking, why don't I wear these more often? I think that about hats, too.

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  2. Oh yes, gloves are a necessity and a pleasure. Arm warmers...now I've never heard of those before but they sound very cool! I say that you treat yourself to a pair of those...Spring is still 6 weeks away afterall!

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  3. Beautiful as always...I only wear gloves when I really have to. Mine are (of course) purple. Hope all is well with you, haven't heard from you for awhile. Keep you and Mary in my prayers. Love to you.

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  4. As you have a thing for gloves, I have a thing for hats and jackets!
    Love those stripey ones you have on!

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  5. Hi Emma - Was checking out your Etsy site, which brought me to your blog, which brings me to this: http://www.tinkerandpo.etsy.com! I have some fingerless gloves in my shop that you might be interested in!
    Happy blogging!

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  6. So good to see you! Well, a little hint of you anyway :)

    I have always had a hard time with gloves...my fingers separated like that makes them even colder! But scarves are a completely different story. I love them! I love how they add a bit of colour...and warmth of course. I have started knitting them, I love them so much.

    :)

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  7. The gloves put a very cool zebra into the photo. Love self-portraits like this!!! Thank you!

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  8. Tango - Oh. Gloves. I just feel complete in them. I know that sounds absurd, but it's true. :)

    Susanna - Michelle Obama wore arm warmers under her coat on Inauguration Day, so we may be seeing them more & more. Target even had them this year. However, I think I will be treating myself to something of Lisa's - you too should check out her etsy store. It's very cool.

    Lisa - You have very cool stuff - I will be over to spend actual money! It's just too "meant to be" that you would find me at the time I was talking about gloves! :)

    Jaime - It's true that your fingers will be colder separated in gloves as opposed to mittens, but it's warmer where I am, so all I need are gloves to keep the cold air away. I LOVE scarves, but I always feel silly in them. Katie wears them with absolute style - I must learn from her!

    Gabby - Thank you. I felt fun & zebra like!

    Christy - I will try to email you this weekend. Mary's house is a house of craziness right now. But back to gloves - of course purple! Maybe teal blue also?

    Paula - Oh, we could talk jackets! I have tons of those too. I love hats, but look silly in them. Not a good hat head! LOL!

    :) Debi

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  9. this is why i came today... i stole this immediately and added it to my eensy little photo album of my friend debi. this was a real find! wow! i can almost see your left ear. wow. i love your hair dear. gloves so not make me happy. i need them too much and they don't help. hats make me happy though. i don't need them at all so they are just for fun. umbrellas are cool. do you have an umbrella for texas rain storms?
    cute girl :)

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  10. I love knowing this about you. I think it's all the little things that make a friendship. LIke the way that I know to always bring bagels home from Kansas City for my friend. Or, the way I stock up on Dr. Pepper before certain guests arrive. It makes these frienships feel more real. Tell me more.

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  11. fabulous gloves!!
    thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words of support. PEACE!

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