|Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.
Oh my goodness! The lady's hat, and that fur scarf!!! Love them! I'm afraid by the time I was born, grown ups dressed in polyester clothes and had long hair and sideburns, hehehe.
By 1:52 PM, at
I forgot to say good luck with your la-di-da picnic! :)
By 1:53 PM, at
Casual country picnic overlooking the river... sigh. Sounds wonderful!
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Finding ways to take the afternoon off
Without using up vacation time, that is. Our Friends of the Library summer author is Sheri Reynolds, of Rapture of Canaan fame. She speaks tomorrow to a gathering of book loving locals. But she comes tonight and she's invited to dinner at my house ... a casual dinner for the 12 members of the FOL executive board and the author. The idea was casual homey country picnic with a view of the river and a look in on Mr. and Mrs. Bald Eagle.
Only it's been so long since I've had dinner guests who weren't blood kin relatives who have to ignore my housekeeping flaws I feel like a new bride entertaining her husband's boss. Everywhere I look are Things I Would Like To Fix (Clean or Change or Hide). Eh. I will have to depend on the hospitality of Jack, Priss and BD to cover for me.
But this is just a little pricking feeling. I know I can entertain people and I know I will be fine. This is one time when Mind really has to take over from Emotions.
Besides, it's hump day. The weather is lovely. There is actual grass growing in the yard. The garden is full of blooms, even if you have to view it from afar. Blackberries are ripening. Truly - a perfect summer day. And there is something fun to look forward too.
This Saturday LD is going to take my dad and me and possibly another friend, up to DC to see my dad's old stomping grounds. La! I haven't seen that old Harrison Street house in decades!
So. Who remembers when all grownups looked like this?posted by Bess | 6:48 AM