Saturday, October 8, 2011

no-frills dinner

    Tonight I took my friend K. out for a belated birthday dinner. She called this afternoon to warn me that she woke up feeling grumpy, and asked if we could change our dinner plans. We were originally going to check out a new Vietnamese restaurant, but I agreed that we could go to the local chain diner for something simple.
    K. just turned 69, and is my book buddy. This time, I loaned her Barbara Kingsolver's "The Lacuna" and a collection of folktales from the Marshall Islands I just bought but am too busy to delve into right away. I always enjoy listening to her stories -- she's worked in the Peace Corps in Somalia, traveled, and worked as a school counselor.  
    I thought this bracelet would be fun to wear with this top because the circles and color match. I taught fourth grade last year, and T.M. was one of my students. I loved teaching fourth grade -- the kids were so easy to connect with, and still "little kid" enough to want a hug on the way out the door every afternoon. :)
The top has two patterns - floral stripes and circles.

    Happy weekend! Tomorrow I'm off to a wedding. I'm looking forward to dressing up and getting a few good photos to share. :)


  1. I love the bracelet and will be interested to see what you wear to the wedding you go to :) I have already been to mine :)

  2. this top is super cute and i love the circle design!

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  3. Cute! I love this top!
    I love weddings... so nice, and I love dressing up...
    I love that you have a book buddy!

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  4. @katattack - the wedding was the opposite of the one you attended in terms of weather! Yours was on a cold and chilly day. This one was rather warm. :)
    @Kileen - thank you! I don't really own anything with this kind of color and design, so it's a good hand-me-down. :)
    @Courtney - I enjoy weddings too! And everyone who loves books definitely needs a book buddy. :)

  5. Love the colors of your blouse- one of my favorite combinations! =)

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  6. Thank you for dropping by, Nnenna! I always thought yellow was a color to avoid based on my skin tone ... but it's working its way into my closet. :)


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