Daily Reflections From My Window

October 3, 2021, Sunday: 100 for Me and 4 for My Friend!

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“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.”

Dale Carnegie

That Dale Carnegie was a smart guy. It’s true that if you don’t enjoy something, you won’t do it. So how does that fit with today? What’s 100 for me?

I’ve been wearing this dress for 100 days. I think I’ve washed it 5 times. I’ve done almost everything in it from scooping poop to going to after-wedding brunches. It still looks like new! But, why did I feel the need to do this? To show that natural fibers, can be so versatile. It’s 75% merino wool / 22% nylon / 3% spandex midweight french terry fabric. Sometimes blending is necessary. The French terry weave makes it so comfortable and soft. I wore it as a jumper, a skirt, a dress, a top, belted, tied up, loose, as a bathing suit coverup. You name it-I tried it. I’d love to find a mini-mill that could spin and create fabric like this from my animals. Just a dream?

Everyone has asked if I’ll keep wearing it. Of course! Maybe not every day, and I won’t be asking everyone to take my picture in it-some of them are doozies! But I love it enough that it has a solid place in my wardrobe. No, Pam-it won’t be at Goodwill tomorrow.

This weekend we took the dress camping and I wore it there and every day. I only packed undies, 2 tshirts and pjs oh, and a pair of pants to wear underneath in the evening for when it got cool.

Here’s how I celebrated #100daywooldresschallenge -I had some cleaning up to do once I got home! But before that-while camping and before we packed up to come home, we did a cute picture! Congratulations to Dawn! It was her 4 year anniversary of teaching hula hoop classes and my 100th day in the dress! She remembered-I didn’t! That’s why she’s so amazing. She genuinely loves what she does and treats every single one of us like we’re the only one in the class. She’s really good at what she does!

Tomorrow I’ll show you more ways I wore the dress but for now I wanted to share that I did it snd I loved doing it.

If you’ve ever wanted to try something fun and different, come hooping with me. Yes, I’ve hooped in it too! Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Grove some 6-7, and it will be the fastest and most fun hour of your day!

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!