I had a lovely time this weekend.
Yesterday, I had a minor epic, getting my wig ready for bauhausfrau
's tea party. I set it...and then realized my hair dryer disappeared! After two hours of searching from both me & DH, we resigned ourselves that the painters who painted our bedrooms last week probably packed it somewhere we hadn't expected (we are finding things in really odd places). So, I ran down to Sally's, bought a new one and plopped it on the wig. Just then angldst
arrived, soon followed by jehanni
, ready to head off to the country. I tested a curl. Wet. So, I grabbed it, wig head and all, and threw it in the back of my car. We tooted off and headed to the country. At arrival, I plugged it in and it hummed for an hour or so, then it was tea time. I started unwinding it...and the hair would not come off the curlers. Then I realized I failed to grab the bag with my brush and bobby pins. Egads...this looked horrible! But padawansguide
lent me a few, I tore at the thing with a brush and made the best of what I had.
Oddly, the results were amazing (talk about big hair!) and I got to wear my new chemise dress, as this fetching butt shot (hat toss to bauhausfrau
By the end of tea (with amazing food prepared by the other ladies present), I started having a bout of that midlife curse, vapors. I was quite overcome with the heat, so while the others posed, I rested. I almost fell asleep on a pool chair situated perfectly to catch the mountain breezes. I was tired, but terribly comfortable and enormously happy in the company of the most amazing friends, new and old. Soon we changed, I got into my bathers and ran right into the pool. It was heavenly--I floated in an innertube and waited for the rest of the ladies. Loved it!
After the fabric swap (or should I say frenzy), I headed over to Bauhausfrau's father's cottage, where I would be spending the evening. Her father is a special friend, so we visited, then I joined the ladies just in time to watch Marie Antoinette. Thoroughly inspired, I joined Jehanni and we headed to the cottage to sleep.
Waking early, I realized that there was no reason to hurry, so I went back to sleep....and slept to 9:30! Then I joined Bauhausfrau's dad for tea and a leisurely talk about life, books and politics. So fun! Finally I joined those left at the house, at breakfast, packed the car and we came home.
There were folks who weren't there, but we thought of you and toasted you. It was a lovely day...perfect (well, except for styling my cursed wig).
It was a fantastic time...Thank you, ladies!