The UK continues to have hot weather, so I thought I should turn up the temperature too.
Red dress and red hair!
Which makes this my contribution to Jane's Shiny T Tuesday link up - red on red.
My hairdresser Kirsty thought she detected that I was bored, so she suggested a brighter colour.
I love it - even though I know red fades like mad so it won't stay as shiny and vibrant as this for long.
I have had some funny comments on the school run of late.
One mum gave me a raking gaze from head to toe and back again, then said you're not afraid of colour, are you?
Indeed not - why should I be?
Heights, bad things happening to my children, and terminal illness. These things scare me. Not colours.
Another mum suggested I start a style blog.
Consider it done.
And the lollipop lady was the person who inevitably sang Lady in Red to me today.
I knew someone would.
Although to be fair, I have an annoying habit of singing lines from songs sparked off by things people say.
It drives the kids bonkers.
Some people think I'm bonkers, but I just think I'm free.
Child: Can I have some money...
Me [sings]: I've got the brains, you've got the looks, let's make lots of money...
Child: ...for a disco ticket?
Me [sings]: D.I.S.C.O. She is D (Desirable)...
Child: Well, can I?
Me [sings]: Well make a stand for your man, honey, try to can the can...
Child: Stop it, mum.
Me [sings]: You'd better stop, before you tear me all apart...
Can't stop it.
1970-80s Shubette dress, striped vest, sunglasses, belt and bangles - charity shopped
Sandals - Ebay
Necklace - retail (sale)
I took her to the vet again today. Her eye is much less swollen (it actually looks like an eye again, which can only be good) but it is still cloudy and the pupil is not dilating properly . So we have yet more antibiotic eyedrops, and also eyedrops to dilate the pupil.
That's five doses of eyedrops to be administered every day, which can't be given at the same time.
One two three four five senses working overtime...
She hates it. She hates us.
She may lose the sight in that eye but the vet is more optimistic that the eye itself can stay put.
On a cheerier note, I pinched these photos of the Mad Men party from my friend's Facebook page.
Didn't we look glamorous?
And the post title?
My Other Half's usual compliment to me is to say looking good, Big M (not a flattering nickname, but I ignore that bit).
To which the obvious response is you're looking good, just like a snake in the grass.
Don't pretend you didn't recognise a bit of ELO - they're not cool, but then neither am I!
And if you can sing all the other lyrics too, you get a Gold Star and my undying love. And affection.