Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Bats have left the belltower

The weather is starting to get warmer and if you remember my post where I mentioned spring, you would remember my cute bat knee highs.

I forgot how annoying wearing stockings can be. I spent my day pulling them up and un-rolling them but it was all worth it. Those bats were cute!

I did not want the stockings to be the main focal point of my outfit considering I wore it to work. I thought by combining the stockings with a below the knee skirt was a nice compromise.

It was not t-shirt weather when we took these photos on Monday. In fact, it was quite chilly but I wanted outdoor photos! As you can see in the background, Philip is also quite content for spring!

Spring is time for new beginnings and I am relieved to announce that my particularly difficult downstairs neighbor is being evicted. I feel sorry for him, I really do but having him around was a bit worrisome. He is mentally disabled and when he goes off his meds, things can get a little scary around here. When we first moved in, I guess we made noises he was not accustomed to and he believed we were spying on him by using electronic devices. He used to get into screaming matches with his girlfriend. I think eventually she got tired of him and moved out. Since January, the police had to come on three separate occasions! They had to break his door in order to get inside his apartment and he was escorted out by a police officer into an ambulance. Personally, I have nothing against the mentally ill. When he did take his meds, he was very polite and friendly. In fact, he was really nice and was a good conversationalist. On the other hand, there were times I was a little worried when he went off his meds because I have a small child to look after. Thankfully, his angry outbursts were never directed at us and they happened while my little one was a asleep. I am so thankful that my kid takes after me and can sleep through a nuclear explosion! I am proud that I didn't keep the house quiet whenever Philip napped as a baby! I know I could have moved but I love my home and the location.  If I felt targeted, perhaps it would have been a different story. I think in the end, he was more afraid of us than we were of him.





14 comments:

  1. Wish it could stay Spring til it was time for Fall to roll around. Don't like the Summer heat.

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    1. I know, I am not fond of the summer heat either.

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  2. In the uk, its been beautiful and sunny, great excuse for the skirts.

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    1. Yes it is! Enjoy the weather, Sarah

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  3. Love the skirt! The lace trim is very pretty. I know what you mean about your neighbour, when you have kids you have to think about their safety first, but it's still sad to think of someone who is mentally ill alone with no one to take care of them.

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    1. That is true. The landlady told me he has a sister but she just calls to check in. I don't know if she is local or not. I never seen or heard any visitors come by. It is sad, indeed.

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  4. I love those socks, so adorable! <3

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  5. I wouldn't try the bat stockings at work. You're lucky to be able to wear them there and even show your tattoos <3 !

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  6. Awesome socks! If you can get ahold of some double sided medical tape (3M sells some good ones) and your socks (or stockings, as the case may be) are dark enough for it not to show through (and using it on such won't damage them), it's crazy helpful to hold unruly legwear up with.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh cool! Thanks for the tip, Jessica!

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  7. Ah yeah pulling up knee high or thigh high socks can be annoying! Apparently you can buy something called sock glue to glue it to your legs but I haven't tried, I feel like it would irritate my skin.

    I am glad for you that your neighbour is moving out. Of course it is hard that he had a mental illness, but if you had to worry about your child that is never a good thing. I hope he manages to stay on his medicine and things get better for him,.

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    1. I know I hope he can stay on his meds too but I am also relieved that he is moving out soon.

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