|One of two gazebos down the road|
My visits with my friend have included running errands and a visit to the local mall (yes, they're here, too). I found that day particularly interesting, as I was able to see a nice variety of people, mostly women, out shopping. One observation I made is that the primary color palette in the women's clothing stores appears to be neutrals, lots of grey and black, with colors being the accents and not the main feature. It is a look that I see on the women, and it is, to my mind, quietly elegant...accent scarves, attention to hair and makeup, and an amazing assortment of boots topping it all off. I must admit to feeling the slob, wearing my mommy jeans and no make up. Something to think about for when I go home.
Another treat has been grocery shopping. The store is very small, compared to our enormous grocery stores, but well stocked. Many items are packaged in much smaller quantities than I see at home. This could be one of the reasons why I have seen only a handful of people I would even consider calling overweight...that, and the local passion for walking. I see my neighbors burning up the lane walking each day, sometimes twice a day. (Note to file.)