Posted by Mary Anne on 02/17/2014
Posted in Around the House • Family and friends • Fun • Life • Shopping
The Elks Lodge that my hubby joined is having an officer installation formal dinner and ceremony coming up, and we have to dress up as elegant as possible. My hubby has a tuxedo, but I don’t have a gown!
I’m going to have to come up with something quick! I don’t have a lot of time to shop around from store to store, and I’ve been feeling ill for a long time; I just don’t have the energy to shop!
I think I’ll call my sister and see if she has a gown I can borrow.
Posted by Mary Anne on 02/11/2014
Posted in Family and friends • Finances • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: cars, cousin
My British cousin has emailed me today, telling me that she has started shopping for a new car. She hasn’t made up her mind what car she will end up buying, she wants one that gets great gas mileage, but has lots of room for her kids and dogs and has a great safety rating.
It’s hard to get it all! I’ve found over here in the US, if you have room for kids and dogs, then you end up buying a gas guzzler! I wished her the best of luck!
Posted by Mary Anne on 02/05/2014
Posted in Fun • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: costume, gift
I’ve received an invitation to attend a bridal shower for a young co-worker. The bridal shower is next month, so I’ve got a few weeks to buy something. The shower is going to have a theme to it, we are supposed to bring sexy clothing for the bride! I’ve found a website that sells sexy lingerie, that has a HUGE selection of sexy clothes for women to wear!
When I was browsing through their sexy costumes selection, I was very impressed with the variety of costumes. (They even had cute “sexy costumes” for dogs!) Anyway, it looks like they have over two hundred costumes, and I have to say that they were just too cute! I really liked almost all of them! I think I’d like to buy one or two for me – maybe the Wonder Woman costume or the Super Girl costume. It will be difficult to choose which one to buy!
Well, back to the bridal shower gift – I think I will buy the Classic Wedding Baby-doll for the gift. It is sexy without being vulgar, and I think it will be the perfect shower gift!
Posted by Mary Anne on 01/30/2014
Posted in Around the House • Cooking • Family and friends • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: family, friends, gifts
Since I’ve discovered how wonderful some of the local wines are, I’ve been more inclined to want to share the goodness with friends and families by giving them wine gift baskets for Christmas and birthday presents. I have found it to be a little bit difficult to do for my family, because most of them are either recovering alcoholics or strict tee-totalers! So, I am going to have to be really careful about who I buy those kinds of gifts for! I think I’m going to have to stick with giving those kinds of gifts to my friends that I know would really appreciate something like that.
Posted by Mary Anne on 01/24/2014
Posted in Around the House • Family and friends • Life • Opinion | Tagged With: family, kids, weddings
You can imagine my surprise when my neighbor Danielle called me on the phone yesterday to ask me for my help with her daughter’s bridal shower. To be perfectly honest, I think that it is probably a breech of etiquette for her to be calling me and asking me to help her with that, (I mean, if she is the mother of the bride, should she be doing that – I thought that was the responsibility of the matron/maid of honor?) but I’m not the type of person to come right out and say something like “that’s not the “proper thing to do.” I try to get along with people, and telling them that they are doing something egregious like that just isn’t my style.
Anyway, Danielle asked me to come over to her place tomorrow afternoon and help her to fill out, address, and stamp the bridal shower invitations for her daughter’s bridal shower. She is getting married in March and they want to have the shower two weeks before the wedding.
The phone call got me to thinking about how long it has been since I’ve been involved in any way in the planning and/or preparation for a wedding. Or for that matter, even attended a wedding! To be perfectly honest, I think that the last time I was at a wedding was my very own wedding back eleven years ago! And prior to that it was probably back in 1992. Wow – that is a very long time between wedding ceremonies! For a moment I was starting to wonder why it was that it has been so long since I had gone to any weddings – should I start to do some serious soul searching about my worthiness as a friend, or what exactly is going on here.
Looking around at my friends and family, though, I realize that most of the people of my generation either have been married a long time, or have no intention of ever getting married. And our kids, well, they are just too busy having fun being single and pursuing their education and careers to even be considering getting married. Which I think is interesting, and wondering if this is a new trend nationwide, since most of these kids are already in their late twenties and up to their mid thirties. I think weddings just aren’t as important to people as they used to be. What do YOU think?