DH was the designated boat driver and I was photographer. We were still recovering from too much sun, when the fire in Colorado Springs blew out of control.
- My step-daughter and two grandchildren were obliged to evacuate.
- On Wednesday, I met with the college about the possibility of taking early retirement. The fine nuances of this step were explained to me by an attractive woman in her mid 30s.
- On Thursday, I attended my first KC blogger meet-up.
- We returned home to a phone message about the health of a close family friend.
- I've graded 45 papers.
Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique (she's a French teacher), who is even sweeter in real life than she has seemed on her blog. She'd come early and already done a bit of shopping at J. Crew. She joked that she looked like a "bag lady", but visit her delicious blog and you'll realize that she does not.
I met KattyDeluxe, a "pin-up" blogger who blogs at Chronicles of a Sweet Tooth and who has me excited about organizing a pin-up party for my daughters and daughter-in-law sometime soon. She introduced me to Devyn at MavynMom. Devyn thrifts all of her clothes like I do and is just getting started with her "pin-up" blog. Katty was the only one of the group I saw try on one of the St. John pieces. And this girl KNOWS how to POSE.
And, I met Erin from Pretty, Polished, Perfect. She was so much taller than I'd realized from my visits to her blog. She is raising a pack of boys and manages to look put together in spite of that challenge. We tried to snap photos of each other while posing and if you want to see what I wore, visit her blog. She and several others dearly wanted the sequined dress below.
This event was organized by Jeanne at DirtyLaundry and Emmy-Ray who plans, designs, the most lucious vintage weddings here. Saks Off5th treated us to lemonade and sangria and all kinds of delicious hors d'ouevres, not to mention $25 gift certificates. So, in spite of a week that seemed to confront me with aging and mortality at every turn, I highly recommend blogger get togethers. I bought a brand NEW dress!
This thrifter is making a note to self: Do not drink sangria while shopping.