Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SP Wednesday - "Dressing Up for Ed McMahon"

The fantabulous Patti Digh (who came to visit my blog and left a comment here - OMG - it made my year !!!) "Life is a verb" wisdom for today comes from page 163 - the "Dress Up For Ed McMahon" essay. Here is the "Do It Now Challenge" :

"Dream Big. But remember that unhappy people who win the lottery are just unhappy people in a bigger and more public way. So enter the contest, but don't gamble the life you are living now. Keep on living that life just the same. Make your own house your dream home because of the people in it, even with that peeling wallpaper in the upstairs bedroom. Let's live a life that doesn't need TV's validation, shall we ?"

So this morning, I dressed up for Ed, or for myself really, and placed the focus on living my life right now. Chica and I are ready for our close-ups, and I think I look Mah-vel-ous, Dahlin' !

As I said earlier this week, I am un-beiging my life. Not that I ever wear beige really, but metaphorically speaking, I am removing the beige from my wardrobe. I have decided to focus on finding ways to love what I wear in spite of not being very happy with the body the clothes are fitted on. That means adding punches of color - my bright colors, anywhere I can. Don't you love the new gauzy scarf and perfect beaded bracelet I bought in my bright, bright colors ? I do !!! They make me happy ! And they make me feel like the me on the inside on the outside !

So the belly is big...the boobs are sagging...the chin ain't as firm as it used to be...

but

(butt - not so great either :( )

but

I Am Here Today...

Bright, and Beautiful

An Artist, A Seeker,

and a Lover of Life...

Living My Life

just the same...

Go Dress Up ! Today is the Day ! Happy SP Wednesday !

22 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Love the new scarf, the beads, and most of all the attitude! You go girl! :-)

deb did it said...

Love your colorful wonderful self.This SP is so beautiful, so playful...so wonderful to meet you up close and personal! BRAVO!

Christine--RHP said...

is today 'You go girl' day?
lookin good, lady! Thanks for stopping by my little corner...
I think I need to buy that book too....

sherry lee said...

First thing I noticed was your colouring...how vibrant it is when you wear these colours!! I'm loving the scarf and the bracelet...two of my favourite accessories!!

If Ed showed up at your door he would flip!! :)

jgr said...

Yes!! you are beautiful and the colors are too! I love that you're un-beiging! I love the self portraits especially the one where Chica is in the
background, 'helping' you of course!

--Jane

Tumble Fish Studio said...

My dear Kim, you are B E A U T I F U L! I do think how we look is greatly improved by our attitude and presentation. When someone appears to be happy, love themselves, love other people, love life aren't they just gorgeous no matter what their size and shape? I think so. I love the scarf, especially, and you are divine!

Jennifer said...

This is awesome! You look great too...you're so beautiful. I love your pictures and the colors.

Snap said...

I love the scarf (I have oodles of them), the bracelet, the flower behind the ear. You go girl! Happy day!

misty mawn said...

bright & beautiful indeed and very colorful ;)

Happy sp day! so glad you are here!

simplydelicious said...

You look beautiful!!! The very best part is that you feel beautiful....love the flower in your hair!
XO
Karen

littlescrapsofmagic said...

Oh, Kim, I love it all, and you look superb! Beautiful inside and out! And, you do make me laugh...that bit about the "but"!

Meri said...

Isn't it true? Celebrate what we have; don't worry about the don't have. And you're definitely not a beige girl.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

How great! It's the Un-Beige Movement. Can I join in? Do love the flower in your hair. And the poem at the end of the post. Patti left you a comment?!! Yowza! I can appreciate the advice too. Indeed, how else are we living our lives for, huh?

Kate said...

You look mahvelous my dear. great photos and I love that scarf too.

Kate

LostLuggage said...

Kim- you look fabulous! This is such a beautiful post..BRAVO my friend!

dollproject said...

I love the bright colors--and you should wear what makes you happy. Thank you for making my day a little brighter :].

Dream With the Fishes said...

Yes, dahling, you look MAHvelous! And yes, I DO love that beautiful color-drenched gauzy scarf and beaded bracelet. I absolutely adore such colorful things. What a terrific way to put it - "unbeiging your life!" You ARE bright and beautiful, a queen and a fairy, and always an inspiration. Shine on! xoxoxo

Jamie said...

Wow!!! You are Rockin' It Girl!!! You shine and glow and grow and sing and I LOVE seeing it! Love, Jamie

Leah said...

Love, love, love the color! Hooray for getting rid of the beige! You're beautiful, Kim!

Alberta and Ava said...

Babalicious is all I have to say!

carolyn said...

what an excellent post! you possess such a great attitude....i can't wait to meet you and hope some of it rubs off on me! i love your un-beiging...my wardrobe is made up of brown, black, cream and gray! the most color i wear is a bit of green but am slowly trying to add some color.
{{{hugs}}}
carolyn

lk moonwood said...

YES! Love the gorgeous living color! I like to paly dress-up, too, even if it makes me feel like an outsider sometimes - it's so good to let our inner selves shine!
:) lulu