General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Friday, July 16, 2010


On Tuesday I had to go to a funeral, and I whipped out the general uniform for these events: A black dress and pearls. I got so many complements on how nice and elegant I looked through the day- but when I got home I returned my pearls to their box to wait for the next "occasion." (The black dress gets worn regularly as black seems to be my signature color.)

I haven't put the box of pearls back in its drawer yet, and I was thinking this morning as I was getting dressed for work... why don't I wear these more? Why do I just leave them in their box for "occasions?"

Pearls are really one of God's more amazing gifts. The start of as a piece of trash bothering an oyster and eventually turn into something women covet as a sign of elegance and wealth. Talk about trash to treasure! Did you know that in ancient times pearls were thought to bring good fortune, ward off evil spirits, and cure illness as well as stand as a symbol of feminine charm?

This morning I decided to just go for it- I pulled my hair into a nice pony tail, put on some cute sandals, jeans, a nice black top... and my pearls! The result? My boss told me I looked very dressed up for a Friday.

I resolve to take my pearls out more often!

My Gran in her pearls (that I inherited) with her famous zinnias.


  1. Love the pearls!

  2. That is a stunning picture of Granny! Bring on the pearls, they are fabulous.


All About Ashley

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Spring, TX, Southern, United States
Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!