MY COVID LOCKDOWN THOUGHTS
April 16, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel
We all have our stories of how we survived during the worst worldwide medical upheaval of our lifetime. Here is mine.
THE LOCKDOWN LOOK:
I HAVE BEEN WRITING THIS BLOG TO HELP WOMEN DRESS DURING LOCKDOWN.
“DRESS OUT OF YOUR CLOSET BY MIXING OLD AND NEW, BY MIXING POSH AND POOR”.
For the first time, it’s cool. No need for shopping high dollar but now shopping for a FIND, even if it’s in your mother’s closet. Also, GOING GRAY IS THE BEAUTY TREND. (The lady who dyes my hair is in St Pete, Fl near HSN STUDIOS — hours away, too far for constant blond streaks). But if Jane Fonda goes grey it’s the “older lady” new thing!
LOCKDOWN LESSONS! WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF?
I learned to love staying put, not flying every three weeks. I learned to be happy anywhere, in the woods around my farm and especially in the country where I could eat delicious fresh fruit and vegetables. I learned to make rock art.
One artist friend learned to make super commercial art. One friend decided to retire early to join her partner on their ranch. One friend learned to change her diet. My husband agreed to see a therapist. My son decided to move home (Paris, France) with his family. Being stuck in one locale, Forever, cleans out our brains to think and gives birth to ideas we always dreamed of. We say, “I CAN DO THAT…WHY NOT.”
LOCKDOWN LOVE: A-ROD and J-LO are not the only couple to not make it through the pandemic. Seeing too much or not enough of your partner is a love “breaker”. We have so much empty time together it’s hard for a cheater to get away with cheating. It’s hard to have a partner who is a complainer. Our partner’s faults are highlighted as well as their good points, like their cooking and their amazing decorating, and gardening.
One point I recommend is a sign that I put up next to my telephone
I DON’T DO MAD? I DON’T DO UNHAPPY. I DO HAPPY.
I’m wearing my Liza Caftan from HSN show in 2015. I’ve sold it since 1975 for 60 years, at first in Henri Bendel. It was named after Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter who inspired me with a skirt in bias points. My poodle purse is new from Paris and my chains are from Namibia, Africa bought on a Safari trip with my son Richard.