One week

I feel like someone has been throwing golf balls at my head all day – well not someone LOTS of someones and my contacts are sticking to my eyeballs in bad ways and I’m tired of helping people figure out their problems with computers and bathroom towel dispensers and forks and how do you spell cat? Ceeeee. Aaaaaaa…

It snowed last night, well dusted and the mountains this morning were chilled and glowing. I’ve finished most of the decorating – didn’t do much, but I made three paper wreaths that I love and they turned out damn well for my first try. We are getting a tree this weekend even though we are leaving in a week for Seattle. pat’s older sister is getting married in Port Townsend, WA at the old military base there and we get to sleep in the barracks and wake up to Puget Sound. The wedding is in the old church – we pretty much have rented out the whole place. I have a beautiful Tracy Reese dress that I spent too much money on and will cherish for the rest of my life and a beautiful blue feather headband and deep deep purple suede shoes. It sounds like a lot of colors, but I think it will be perfect.
I haven’t seen Pat’s older sister in 3 years – I’ve never even MET her fiance, so this is going to be an amazing homecoming filled with nothing of home, but the people.

This is my dress

and this is Fort Worden

Fort_Worden_by_papalars

aaaand I’m tiredgoinghome Kbye

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6 Responses to One week

  1. Lindsey says:

    You are going to look stunning, my dear. Cherish that dress forever. One day, you can pass it down to your granddaughter like your gma’s coral dress with the fabulous jeweled belt!!!! Can you post a picture of your paper wreath? I’m intrigued. I made a gorgeous wine cork wreath a few weeks ago. It’s massive and took more than 300 wine corks! And no, I didn’t drink them all myself. lol. Most were purchased online. I’ll have to send you a pic.

    ;(

    • rachvb says:

      thanks! I’m going to keep it as long as I can. Yeah, I’ll post a pic of the wreaths! I don’t believe you – I think in the past year alone you definitely could have downed 300 bottles of wine =)
      Happy Frizzle!

  2. It is a beautiful dress and no, there won’t be too many colors, just right. Isn’t there something lovely about getting to be beautiful and not be required to be the whole focus of the day? I know of art events that have been held at the Fort and Rebecca writes about Port Townsend. I’m happy that your Christmas is coming together in a joyful, easy fashion. Looking forward to the wreaths…paper is my favorite medium. xo

    • rachvb says:

      Marylinn,
      Forgive my tardiness in getting back to you. I’ve been a slug this weekend.
      I agree – it makes me uncomfortable being at the center, so I’m looking forward to dressing up and prancing around and watching from afar.
      Port Townsend looks like a beautiful little town. I hope we have time to wander – it will be pretty hectic, but I may have to sneak away. I hope you haven’t blown away down there in SoCal! Sending love and a rope. =)
      xo

  3. Whew, it was some wind, like nothing I’ve seen in my 66 years. The tv called it a 10-year wind. Hah, more like one of the hundred-years events. Fallen trees still fill the streets and, apparently, now clog the storm drains and rain is closing in fast. Please keep the rope handy. xo

    • rachvb says:

      10-year wind! I don’t remember it ever being so bad down there! They were strong, but warm and never toppled trees or kicked up that much stuff. Crazy. It’s like the Dustbowl. You might need more than a rope – an anchor perhaps? xo

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