Saturday, December 22, 2012

Just a Hint of Snow

Sweater, Skirt, Shoes: Thrifted // Tights: Gift // Necklace: Gift // Gloves: Vintage

This morning my sisters and I awoke to a light scattering of snow across the lawn. It wasn't much, and much of it had already melted by the time I got up at 10:30, but it was a wonderful unexpected sight. I hadn't expected to see snow before Christmas, and then, there it was! Of course, by the time I made it outside to take pictures, it was all gone, as though it had never been there in the first place. And it was bitterly mother says that although the temperature may be higher, it feels colder because of all the cold winds that we get here, and I think she's right! That wind is frightfully cold! Needless to say, these were some of the fastest outfit pictures I've ever taken! These tights are very nice, though...they're lined with a layer of fuzzy fleece! Oh my...I just want to live in them.(:

Oh! And I've been tagged again, this time by the lovely Vicki from Sunshine and Shadows. Thank you for tagging me, Vicki!!

Here are the rules:

1. You must post eleven random facts about yourself.
2. You must also answer the eleven questions the awarder has given you and make up eleven questions for your awardees to answer in turn.
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers.
4. Notify them that you've awarded them.
5. No tagging back.
6. The eleven blogs you tag must have less than 200 followers.

Since I already posted eleven random facts awhile back, I won't be posting another eleven (I find coming up with random facts about myself to be exhausting!), but you can read those here, if you like.

Here are Vicki's questions:
1. What is your favorite kind of fruit or fruit juice?
I love most fruits, so this is actually pretty hard for me to answer! My favorite fruit juice, though, is probably lingonberry juice--I used to get that all the time at IKEA!

2. Did you have a dream when you were a child of what you wanted to be when you grew up, and have you achieved or are you achieving that dream?
Well, when I was a child, I wanted to be many things. First, I think I wanted to be a princess, who lived in a beautiful castle with an enormous library (really, I still would love that last part). Then for the longest time I wanted to be a missionary to cannibals (I read a LOT as a kid...can you tell?). Then I decided I wanted to be president, then it was a detective, then a teacher for a little while, then a novelist, and sometimes it was a lawyer (this kind of went along with the detective thing...I watched a lot of TV mysteries!), and for the longest time, an insurance investigator (after listening to the old radio program "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar"). No really permanent dreams as a child, but God willing, after I get my bachelors degree, I would like to continue to law school.

3. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Sweaters. Especially giant, chunky cabled ones in the Aran style.

4. A random stranger walks up to you and hands you three plane tickets to your dream destination - where is that destination, and whom do you take with you? of two places--London at Christmastime, or Venice. I would likely take my two closest friends, or perhaps my sisters.

5. If you are in college, what is your major? If you are not in college, what is one subject that you are passionate about?
I am in college (I just started winter break! Whoo!), and I'm a government/political science major with an emphasis in pre-law. I have been given many strange looks over this choice, and many objections like "But Vicki! You were going to be a writer! You have the wrong personality for a poli-sci major!" (it gets even more interesting when I say I want to go to law school...) Still, it's something I am passionate about and good at.

6. What is your favorite kind of weather?
Cold rainy weather is the best. I love being able to listen to the rain outside while relaxing by a warm fire (in a wonderfully chunky sweater), with a good book.

7. If you could attend any one concert of your choosing, whom would you go see?
I've only ever been to one concert in my life, so there are still many artists/groups I'd love to see. I've always really wanted to see Josh Groban in concert, though. I think that would be amazing.
Or Owl City.

8. What country/countries do your ancestors come from?
My dad always calls our family a family of "mutts" because we have ancestors from so many different countries! There's German, Norwegian, Irish, Scottish, and a smidgen of English blood in me! Predominantly the first three, though. Supposedly my uncle traced my mother's family heritage back to Attila the Hun...I'm not sure how accurate that is, but my uncle was practically a genius, so if he says we're descended from the Huns, I almost have to believe it!

9. Is there any one theological question about the Bible or something in it that has always puzzled you, and if it's not too private, could you share it?
There haven't been any really deep theological questions, just silly little things, where if I had read the text and the context and cross-referenced better, I never would have asked in the first place!

10. How long is your hair?
Weeell, as you can see from the pictures, it's getting longer again! It's down to my shoulder-blades now. I'm starting to wonder if I should get it cut again...

11. What was the last book that made you cry?
Oh my...hmm. I can't remember! I know there was one recently...I forget the title, though. :P I was reading a book (a stack, actually) on Abraham Lincoln for a research paper, and there was something in there (which I can't remember...haha) that just made me weep. I think it was reading one of his addresses--Lincoln was a truly brilliant and moving orator.
I am very much a history geek. I actually enjoyed that research and wished I had had time to delve deeper into the topic.

And since this post is starting to get pretty lengthy, I'll post my eleven questions for the people I'm going to tag in my next post. I have to keep you all in suspense, don't I?(;

Photo 1 - 2012-12-22


  1. I love your outfit! That blouse is so cute:) I'm hoping for some snow this coming week...we shall see. Merry Christmas to you, Vicki!

  2. Your outfit looks very nice, and warm, but in freezing cold hardly anything is warm. Very brave of you to go out for pictures. It is a pity the snow didn't last though. I've been waiting for a real good snow storm here, with sticky snow so I can build a Dalek snowman.

    The Hobbit is very worth going to the theatre for. *Grin*

    I dressed up a little. I wore a long black skirt and brown sweater and my boots and went as a Ranger. I was too chicken to wear my clock though, which I'm still a bit disappointed about. I might wear it when we take my cousin to the IMax for her brithday.

  3. Hello, Vicki! I get to follow you now like you do me!! I even followed you on the twitter thing. The bird looks nice.

    Did you get to see The Hobbit yet? Or read the book? The book I liked, it was a good one.

    I bet Sherlock knows about Watson's feet. it is nice he doesn't say anything. (Maybe it is because Watson doesn't say anything about him being a dragon...) I wonder if the shoe man says something when Watson buys shoes.

    I REALLY liked Howl's Moving Castle! I want to watch gthe movie about it but we can't find it yet. I liked Howl. I wish I could make green slime everywhere when I'm mad. That would be fun...until Jack would take away my cookies.

    Did you have a fun Christmas?

  4. Just perusing your blog and I love the belt on your vintage skirt. It's too bad belts on skirts like this are hard to find. You look great!


  5. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again


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