Well, I survived the day. I was a little concerned: I was falling asleep at my desk before the solo part of my trek down flat prairie highways and grey skies. However, some coffee, and a mix of great songs I got to sing along with allowed me to persevere!
I managed to make it to my parents' in less time than expected (I always budget extra time in winter in case I need to slow down and stay safe!!), so I grabbed a quick picture. I haven't done any colour / brightness/ contrast adjustments*. I didn't even crop it. And yes, I know I cut off my feet. However, I'm dead tired, so this will have to do. **
Another hitch in my day was the fact I re-started Tommy Europe's Bridal Bootcamp yesterday, not expecting I'd be doing a marathon trip across the prairies. He certainly knows how to push you hard, even when you're just reading the instructions off the internet. My hamstrings feel like shredded cheese, and I could barely walk after each segment of the trip when I got out of the car.
Tomorrow, I'm sleeping in. For a good long time. I'm at my parents' place, in my old bed in my old room, with my near blackout blinds. No fiancé's alarm going off at 5:00 am. No noisy radiators. In fact, after 8:00 am, no one will be in the house at all. Oh, sleep, how I have missed you!
* Colour adjustment would have shown you I did navy tights and a navy cardigan with this dress. And ultimately, I've decided even with tights it's a little too short for work. Considering I was so exhausted when I showed up for work this morning that everyone assumed I was leaving early because I was sick, I'm sure they didn't even notice the skirt.
*If I feel ambitious, I may do a better picture after I've slept.