over50feeling40: T.G.I.F. and it's cold outside and the time is changing and sweaters are fun!!!
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Nov 4, 2011

T.G.I.F. and it's cold outside and the time is changing and sweaters are fun!!!

Dana Buchman sweater jacket: Kohls
Long Sleeve T: Stein Mart
Black Lee Jeans: Kohls
Boots:  Ross
Headband: Target

I had a couple of really frustrating days this week…as a teacher, it comes with the territory. My job is simply to take over 100 hormonal individuals and motivate them to work hard and do a really mature thing every day such as publishing three big publications… naturally there are times we butt heads.

I often post, and then check the blog email before leaving home in the morning, so I knew immediately early this week that my patience would be tested when the first email of the day was an advertising request for lingerie and adult toys! From that point to the high school hallways requires a sense of humor…

Katie Todd Jacket: Tuesday Morning

I have to tell you that I appreciate so much, blogs like Linda's and Peggy's which have recently discussed finding something to be thankful for every day of November in honor of Thanksgiving. I love this idea, because it immediately takes me from daily frustrations to thoughtful smiles.

Gigi's shoes are from Marshalls

Therefore, I am thankful today for seasonal, cooler weather in Texas and for this weekend’s time change…we gain an hour! I get weary of so many sunny days over and over again, and the time change gives me a small break of just a few months where the days are shorter. The time change to me means cooler days, candles, hot tea, fireplaces, houses with windows ablaze, and quieter evenings at home. I love it!

Candle Time!

What are you thankful for today?

I thank all of you thissssss much for reading this blog!!


  1. Great black and white outfit Pam....super cute headband too.....I posted to Facebook last night how frustrated I am with the "Dear Fashion Blogger" emails I get..they clearly have no idea who I a, just companies trying to find ANYONE to push their stuff.....
    Happy Friday on a lighter note:)

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  2. The pattern/texture on that sweater really adds a lot of interest to a clean-and-simple outfit. Great find!

    The requests for product placements or advertising crack me up too.

    Appreciating our good fortune and being thankful is always worthwhile.

  3. That sweater is divine, Pam! And I love your pose - that's how I always think of you, with arms wide open. Today I am grateful for so much - my terrific husband, and the opportunity for this vacation in the city come to mind : >

  4. I am happy to be gaining an hour this weekend, but am getting tired of cooler weather.

  5. I love sweater season!!!!! You look gorgeous, well you always do. what am I thankful for, so many things but I am always thankful for bloggy friendships. ♥

  6. I am thankful for all of the sweet bloggers out there you included who left me encouraging and sweet messages this week! Candle time is my favorite time! xo

  7. You look so lovely in this outfit. Gigi looks gorgeous in her animal prints. I didn't know Tuesday Morning had clothing.
    I am thankful to be alive and healthy.

  8. Sweaters are fun. I forget until I have to start wearing them again. Yours is fab!


  9. I so love your get up and the shoes that is awesome. Might as well visit Khols too. Here in MI jacket, coat and all that make us feel warm and comfortable is in. We are happy when are temp. reaches to 60F or even in the 50's, hehe! Happy weekend and I am following you. ^_^

    Air Purifier Plant

  10. I am thankful that due to writers like you, I have new and interesting things to read everyday. And pictures of affordable clothes and how to wear them. Lovely!

  11. I am thankful that my mother seems to be on the mend. I so appreciate her now.

  12. I'm feeling a little under the weather this weekend, so I'll be thankful for monday.

  13. Hi Pam, No email.

    I am always thankful for my children.



  14. Thanks for featuring me in your blog.....I can be kinda slow at reading posts. I, too, am thankful for the extra hour of sleep, esp. since I had 2 boys here to get ready for Sunday School and church.

  15. Hi Pam, sorry i was not around with the shoulder, the physio and the windows that were replaced and all, but i here now! I am thankful everyday for meeting the man of my life Mr. D, took me a long time to find such a man!

    Lots of friendship - Ariane xxxxx


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