Fifi cat

Jeans success and other developments

It’s October!

Okay, I’m kind of late, but can you believe it’s October already? Isn’t that wild? This year has flown by. Fall is my favorite time of year. Even though I’m cold-natured, I love the change in the weather from muggy to crisp, and I love seeing the foliage change. It’s also turtleneck and sweater season. What’s not to love?

Jeans. Is it wrong to go out and buy this cute red sweater from Kohl’s rather than make it (can’t find a picture at present)? It will go great with my jeans, which are almost done! And they fit! I was smart this time. I re-bought the Jalie pattern and traced the pieces out in a larger size. It was tedious tracing and cutting out all of the pieces (for both views), but in the end, it is worth it. I still have the original pattern that I can retrace and modify at will. All I have left of the major construction is the waistband and carriers (and button, rivets, hemming, etc., but those things don’t really count). This might be the last time I make jeans. They are just so labor-intensive.

My Dad is turning 60!

Whoa! I can’t believe my Dad (on the right) is turning sixty this month! He still looks good for his age, despite his smoking habit. My mom and I are going to have a small dinner party for him, despite his protestations.

I’m about to become a homeowner!

After about three months of searching, I put in an offer for a cute two-bedroom townhouse, and it was accepted! I’ll be doing inspections tomorrow! I hope to close by mid-November. Just in time for the $8,000 tax credit. Sweet.

I got a cat!

This is the family cat, Fifi. She’s 18 years old. She lived with my parents up until two weeks ago when I finally decided to take her. I had reservations about moving her to my apartment, but this inside/outside cat has adjusted pretty well to apartment living. Soon we’ll have a new home anyway. It’s nice having a little friend to come home to, even if she begs me for food most of the time.

I’ve taken up go go dancing…

A couple of weeks ago, on a whim, I auditioned for this go go girl dance gig for the 60th anniversary for my city’s historic shopping center. The theme is 1960s Groove Fest, so I’ll be strutting in my white go go boots and mini dress to the Twist, the Pony, the Swim, the Backstroke, the Jerk, the Hitchhike, and the Mashed Potato to a Beatles tribute band. This is the outfit three other girls and I are wearing. How fun is that?

That’s all that’s going on for me right now. I’ll be sure to post a review of the Jalie jeans as soon as they’re done.

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  1. You've been busy, Krystal!
    I hope you get the house.

    Your cat is so sweet! Love the picture.
    And Gogo dancing! This seems to be a time of new departures, for you. Sounds fun. 🙂

    I can't wait to see your jeans either. And there's nothing wrong with buying something from a store every now and then if you really like it. (I've been trying to put this very idea into my own head. Seriously, what's the point of our feeling guilty over this? Sometimes we just ask too much of ourselves).

    Give your cat a good scratch from me!

  2. Wow you have a lot to be congratulated for. Your townhouse is gorgeous – real Georgian or faux? Enjoy it – there is nothing like the pride that comes with owning your first home.

  3. Congrats on the house- it just looks adorable. And congrats on getting Fifi. They sure do make the moments at home fun! And congrats on the GoGo gig. How absolutely fun and cool. And congrats on the jeans. I know how much effort went into those!

    And I think that's it. You've been a busy girl.

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