We have had a couple of weeks of on and off house guests and I have not really been able to reflect, but all the interesting year end posts have inspired a few thoughts.
1. My tastes have gotten more expensive. Or, probably more accurately, the price of second hand has gone up and seller knowledge has grown. I am not mad about it, but I do have to reevaluate my purchasing strategy when I am no longer guaranteed a profitable resale if an item does not work out. And I find it very difficult to predict which items will be closet successes. So perhaps I am approaching the boat of most of us. I think I might need to start a shopping list!
2. As I get older I appreciate more and more the conventional wisdom about things like pearls and avoiding black near the face. If you know you know .
3. My daughters are turning 18 in a couple of weeks and graduating high school this year. My son is 20 and graduating university. All three will be drafted into the army sometime in the Autumn. So three graduations, three adult kids, three uniforms, and I am a bit stunned. Not sure what this means for my sense of self, but we shall find out.

My selfie game is flagging now that I am not reliably in front of a mirror but here are a couple of recent shots in other people's mirrors. Thanks for looking and any comments very much appreciated.

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