If You Always Do What You've Always Done...Then You'll Always Get What You Always Got
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Outfit #87 - Melbourne Cup and Minute Taking
Dress: Jeanswest (op shop). Top: Suite Boutique. Ribbon: from a skirt. Shoes: Show Story (op shop). Earrings: Mombasa.
Today was Melbourne Cup day. You have to wear fabulous shoes for Melbourne Cup...I think it's the law... So I adhere to this even though I have worked through every Melbourne Cup race in my memory. These are pretty fabulous shoes.
I received so many shoe compliments, right from the word go. The best, though, was when I picked up a grade 4 girl from music. Her music teacher said "Love the shoes!" and a circle of 20 or so 9-yr-old girls whipped their heads around and craned their necks to see my shoes and go (in unison) 'ooohhhhhh....'. Worth it.
The other part of today was a big change for me. Cathedral council meeting tonight, and after being on it for 2 years, this was my first minute-taking experience. Ever. And just to make my poor brain have even more of a fit, the meeting was conducted out of order. I haven't typed them up yet so I don't know how much of an effect this will actually have on my minute-taking skills. It was out of order for a really good reason - there is a proposed monstrosity for a site adjacent to the cathedral and we are now in the process of objecting to it.
These green leaves brighten my day whenever I see them. Curiously, I don't seem to notice them so much during the middle of the day, but the light hits them differently at the ends of the day.