"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A dress, a storm and jury duty

This is not art-related, but it's what's happening in my life at the moment so thought I'd share, especially since there's been no art the last few days.

The dress: At the last minute, I decided to fly to Albuquerque on Monday, just for the day. (You can do that when you fly non-rev!) My oldest daughter from NY was visiting her younger sister there for the weekend and they decided to go shopping for the wedding gown. I flew in early in the morning, they picked me up and we went to brunch.

Then we did a marathon day of three bridal shops and Dana tried on at least 30 gowns! The styles have changed so much since I got married 36 years ago. And when I bought my dress, I was on a time crunch and had to purchase a sample dress that was then altered considerably. Dana plans on a September wedding so she has the luxury of ordering her dress, which added unlimited options to the choice. It was a fun day and productive - she found The Dress just before they had to deliver me back to the airport for my return trip! It is gorgeous - of course, it helps to have a tiny, cute little figure to fit too. Here's a peek:

Isn't she pretty? And this is without makeup! It's hard to see the details in the photo, but the dress is ivory and is all lace. The train is small which will be better for an outside wedding. The front diagonal detailing is silk taffeta for contrast. I got a bit misty-eyed at this particular moment.

The storm: I was supposed to leave on the 6:30 pm flight back to Dallas, but a huge thunderstorm hovered over Dallas for several hours. My flight didn't leave until three hours later and I got home at 1 am. I don't even remember the last time it rained here, so this was quite an unfortunate fluke! Ruined an otherwise perfect day.

Jury duty: I had jury duty to report for early this morning in downtown Ft. Worth. I left earlier than needed just to be sure that heavy traffic, or the lingering rain, would make me late. After a few hours I was assigned to a sub-courthouse closer to my house and had to report there in the afternoon. Luckily, the trial I was to serve on was cancelled in mid-afternoon since the parties came to a settlement. So I was able to come home and have finished this round of my civic duty. I'm good now for 2 years. I was relieved as I'm exhausted from the quick trip and getting up so early two days in a row (anyone who knows me knows I'm not a morning person!).

So that's what's been going on here. I'm ready to get back in my routine now!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Susan,
I just happened to go to your BLOG today and saw the gorgeous dress your daughter picked out.She looks so beautiful. I can see why you had tears in your eyes. The picture and your words made me tear up, too.
I also saw your Christmas Sneak Peek-is it something that you're making for Tracy or is it a project for yourself? Linda Hahn

Loudlife said...

Wow, she looks beautiful! I predict many more tears on the big day.

Funny, Donna Cook has been on jury duty, too! I've had to get out of it the last couple times because of my daughter's therapy but I have to say it sounds like a vacation right about now! Surrounded by adults, sitting around reading a book for a while...aaahhh. (Seems like most people never actually make it to a trial.)

You reminded me, too, that Pam tagged me (courtesy of you) and I haven't responded yet! Yipes! I'd better get on that...