Photo by Kathleen

Vintage felt leopard print hat with black ribbon and yellow vintage beads-estate sales, yellow silk Donna Karan jacket and black  St. John heels with gold trim-yard sales, and the black ruched jeans that have been a seasonal favorite.

When in doubt, wear leopard!

I am finding that my single focus is spending time at home with Nelson and savoring every moment with intention, although I continue to go to yoga and appointments that contribute to self care. Without self care I will have nothing to give!  What good would it do for me to remain in fetal position, although a few moments of that pose could be restorative and highly helpful at times.  Speaking of self care, I have been receiving Classical Five Element Acupuncture treatments from Kathleen Robinson of Stillwaters Acupuncture on a monthly basis for about 16 years.  Kathleen is a wise and insightful healer and another member of my ‘Personal Enhancement Team,’ helping me to reach for a semblance of balance and harmony.  The Style Crone decided to give Nelson a photography break, so this month’s appointment included photo shoot. We found that it was a perfect intro to needle placement and it never hurts (pun intended) to add a bit of frivolity and laughter to an experience!


  1. One always has to build from inside out, and take good care of the state and calmness and peace of our inner light.
    You are so wise, my dear Judith.
    I love this photo so much. It is bigger and closer, so I can see you better.
    Much love always.

  2. “What good would it do for me to remain in fetal position, although a few moments of that pose could be restorative and highly helpful at times. ” — love your sense of humor AND style.

  3. Every day is precious indeed. I learned that the hard way when my younger sister died unexpectedly last year. Savor each moment and know that we are here with you in spirit.

  4. You are sunshine in yellow! Lovely, as always. The wing-backed chair is a delightful prop, graced by your presence & embracing your beauty. The title of your post is so very true, and it reminds me of a quote I once heard. I wish I could give credit to its author, but I am unsure who said/wrote it:

    “Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift……that is why it’s called the present.”

  5. This yellow jacket is lovely. Glad to hear that you are doing good things for yourself and that you have a support “staff” nearby.

  6. You are indeed wise to remember that without loving and looking after yourself, you will quickly “run dry” and have nothing left to give. As you say, every day IS precious, yet so few of us realize this. Thank you for letting us join you on this journey.

    Love from England,

  7. I can only echo what your lovely readers have already expressed. You are very wise to take care of yourself so you have something to give to Nelson.

  8. Yes, yes, fill up your “account”, thus you can spend and give to others…. I am finding comfort in your posts, I only wish I could give some of it back to you. You look like spring, like sunshine …. Love and all the best from Munich.

  9. I am so amazed at how you manage to inspire and delight during these dark days for you, Nelson and your family. You have come to occupy a very special place in my life and I thank you for that.

  10. Hullo SC! thank you for stopping by me blog and leaving such a nice comment! i’m in total awe of your hat collection (a whole room………drool…….) i agree with Sacramento about the photo, and may i suggest a more portrait style pic every now and again to showcase the hats and your lovely face?

    having experienced many years of chronic illness myself, i find that keeping up with whatever you love as much as you can is something i’ve never regretted. no matter what life throws your way, you’re still you after all. i hope you & ‘the big N’ enjoy the rest of the weekend!!! steph

  11. Judith:

    We missed you this morning in Pilates. Your absence is so powerful! I understand that recent days have been difficult. Please accept the love and compassion that I am sending to all of you.
    Sally O.

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