Every single summer (when the kids weren't at camp) they would put on *shows* for us that were always a hoot to watch. They were always far more entertaining than TV or anything else. They all learned to water ski together. They rode the tubes behind the boat together, they all got thrown off the water weenie together. Now, the oldest of the brood is getting married. The bride is the kiddo in the middle.
So Saturday was a kitchen/recipe shower (the first of many), which I attended. I was hesitant about going (because I don't get invited so much these days and am never sure how to dress) but, as it turns out, I'm so glad I went! I saw so many people I've missed seeing for a very long time. I wore an off-white shirt-waist dress that has a wide brown belt with brown patent/cork sling-back peep-toe wedges I'd bought over a year ago and had never worn and I felt confident in my *look*.
There was also a cocktail party the same night that included many people I thought I didn't care about seeing. As it turns out, I was so wrong. We had a splendid time and talked to friends we had not seen in years. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own little worlds that we forget how much fun it is to celebrate with friends. To that party I wore an adorable black DKNY sleeveless sheath dress with sheer black stockings and black beaded high heels, with my good jewelry. I also added a black shawl because the weather has still been cool at night.
The funny thing is, every single person I talked to said the same thing as I, in answer to "Where have you been and what have you been doing?" We've all been hanging out at home, getting to know our spouses again, since the kids have gone. That truly cracked me up. I thought I was the only one...