-Ugh, apparently, no one who received an invitation to the bachelorette party realized they were supposed to be shoes. Only after I told them did they say “Oh, it is a shoe!” It’s sort of funny now, the best-laid plans and all that…
-I have a dentist appointment today and my dentist is my friend Karrie! It takes us so long to get through a cleaning because we laugh the entire time. It makes the whole thing (even when I have a cavity or worse) really enjoyable. I'm actually excited for my appointment!
-I’m thisclose to buying a Kindle. But I’m chicken because they’re expensive and a lot of people have had problems with them breaking. But I got to play around with one in person on Saturday and now I’ve got the fever.
-Karrie and I spent a lazy Saturday lazing around her house. First we lazed around on the patio and then we lazed around in the four season porch. Then we lazed around at the coffee shop. It was fabulous. It all reminded me of the part in The Great Gatsby when Nick finds Daisy and Jordan lazing about in the sun room:
We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end. The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.
The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house. I must have stood for a few moments listening to the whip and snap of the curtains and the groan of a picture on the wall. Then there was a boom as Tom Buchanan shut the rear windows and the caught wind died out about the room, and the curtains and the rugs and the two young women ballooned slowly to the floor.
-I’m currently obsessed with The Decemberists song We Both Go Down Together which you can hear for yourself on the jukebox on their site. I know it’s all sad and tragic but the melody and the music make my heart swell to bursting. I’m not much into music unless it makes me feel something and this one certainly does.
-Three days to go until the bachelorette party. I have to make a couple of trips to a couple of stores and then I'm finished with the planning. I'm quite looking forward to the day...it's supposed to be sunny and warm with a chance of rain late in the evening. I hope the forecast can be trusted. I'm still thinking about the menu...I like to wait until the last minute, which you well know.