I am practicing smiling and nodding. My DH and I have composed a list of what we won't discuss with others:
how we met (hitchhiking)
why we are childless (choice, then fate)
drug and alcohol use (yes, it was the 60s-70s for goodness sake)
family dynamics (everyone's family is screwy)
money (our retirement pensions were tradeoffs for good salaries while teaching)
Thanks for letting me tell the truth here...now I can smile and nod, make socially acceptable jokes, and try not to yawn.
We will also be in Santa Cruz visiting our friends, and maybe going to an event at UCSC. Then, over to Willow Glen (San Jose area) for dinner with one of my brothers and his wife.
What I am really excited about is my dress for the dinner. I quickly pulled this one together using B5749OOP-
I love it, but I found it difficult to make using the jersey I chose. A zipper is called for, and I needed it as I am curvy. The dress looks really nice FROM THE OUTSIDE. I will never show anyone the interior...in fact, I may make the dress again in a better fabric just to redeem myself. Here is my dinner dress-I have some turquoise heels and some sparkley jewelry :-)
When I return, I will write up the details of this pattern. There is lots to love about the dress, but it is not easy to sew well.
Until later, Mary