day one hundred one

i spent some time today digging up dirt. not on neighbours or celebrities or graveyards. just regular old garden dirt. i'm making room for some blooms.

i really feel like my city girl self when i'm attempting to get my hands dirty - not that they actually ever get too dirty. for instance, i have to wear garden gloves. have to. otherwise, i might touch a worm and that would mean no more gardening for me again ever. they freak me right out, but at least if i am wearing gloves, i can't actually feel it if one happens to brush my hand. blech.

also, i would much prefer to wear some better looking shoes, but i have to succumb to the practical wellies. i realize that wellies come in all different colours and patterns nowadays, but they are still just wellies in disguise. plus, i'm not allowed to shop at the moment, so i'm stuck with my regular old-fashioned black ones.

i also put on makeup before i went out. i'm not quite sure why, but i guess you never know who might pull up into your driveway when you least expect it. not that you can even see our house from the road, but we have been known to get the odd visitor. like jehovah's witnesses. they'll find you no matter how hard you try to hide. so i like to put a little effort in just in case, i suppose.

so i spent time a little time today in my rubber gloves and my ugly boots and pretended not to freak too hard when i'd dig a little space and a worm would surface. at least out of all of this ugly will come some beauty in the summer once the flowers are out and the worms have found their way back down deep into the dark earth again.


today's look while thinking someone should just invent some cute garden gear already:

striped top under dress: value village, about eight months old ($7)
purple dress over dress (same dress from day eighty-six but died a more flattering shade): donated by kimberly's deja vu boutique (details below) for this project - thanks! (free)
purple tights: zellers ($10)
black wellies: secondhand (free)

grand total:
about $17.08

kimberly's deja vu boutique
sommerville centre, 6835 highway 62 north (1 mile off the 401)
belleville, ontario k8n 4z5