October 9, 2012

Layers


Above: A busy channel into the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.  Below:  A tiny sail boat heads out into the bay wing-on-wing.

The suitcases are up, and I am contemplating layers. 

“What are you wearing to Washington?” I asked Bee.

My sedate friend who used to only wear tailored black said something like, “California kookie…”tights with a dress like shirt.  Right.

So I’m digging into my “I can almost fit into them” clothes to see what I have that will work with fall tourist weather.  Levi’s, T-shirts, sweaters, and jackets….very unromantic, very boring, and very comfortable. 

While I contemplated, I downloaded the last of the handy names to Ancestry.com and attached pictures to each name.  I have at least one picture of every person up through great-grandparents.  Layers of images all making up a life.  Truthfully, though mesmerizing, it seems an endless chore after a while.  Maybe Thursday I will have time to go dig out the family published genealogies that I know are downstairs somewhere.

Today, more pictures to download.  Everybody needs at least one image so the future will know who they were.  At ten, I have teeth cleaning, and after G’s work we are off to a vegan spot for dinner with Captain Poolie.  Sometimes there are great payoffs to a day of mundanities.


8 comments:

  1. I am the worlds lightest packer. It's actually almost frightening. I can easily go for a week with nothing more than an overnight bag. I do a lot of laundry.

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  2. I don't know what to expect in India, weatherwise, so I am simply going to take 7 muumuus, 1 heavy sweater, and 15 underwear.

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  3. When I see a title like "Layers," I immediately think of autumn clothing.

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  4. I love layers too. Please give the Captain a humongous hug from me...I miss her so....

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  5. IN Washington, we see everything. Tourists stick out because they don't wear suits, but workers are clever and avoid tourist areas. Nice time of the year for a sweater. Wear comfortable shoes. Those marble floors will kill you. Or you can rent a scooter...maybe. Depends on where you are.

    David gets annoyed because the attendents always rush out and ask him if he needs a wheelchair. Dianne

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  6. Layers, comfortable shoes, one nice outfit for dinner if you want a nice restaurant. Tourists wear casual but rarely dress up. My first trip to the Kennedy Center I was so overdressed! You will find they even dress casually in the restaurants. Weather today is very cool--60--but tomorrow they are saying it will be in the 70's. Bring a small umbrella and that will make sure there is no rain.

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  7. My day consisted of driving my husband to his hematologist's office for a flu shot. Because the Dr. wants me to have one too but they only give to their patients so that meant two trips to a pharmacy to get mine. Grrr. Then it was off to the vet for the dog to get his shots. I hate days like this. I do hope though you have a wonderful trip.

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  8. Hubby and I are on a West Coast trip for several days, 9 to be exact. I should have done a better job of planning a layered wardrobe. Have fun.!

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