Friday, January 16, 2009

Yes Darlings, The Queen Has Invited Me to the Ball

Tonight, I'm attending a ball, a Mardi Gras Ball. My friend and former co-worker Kim was elected this year's Queen and our library manager is the Grand Duchess. This is the first Mardi Gras ball I've attended and I'm definitely looking forward to it.

I had a difficult time deciding what to wear. I didn't buy anything new but over the years I've accumulated quite a collection of satins, silks and taffetas, thanks to various weddings and parties. I did have a few things to choose from.

I can't decide if I'm pleased or disappointed that I can still wear a iridescent blue taffeta number that I wore when I was 19, a mere 16 years ago. On the plus side I haven't gained a lot of weight. However, on the down side of things it definitely proves that the svelte and athletic physique I've desired the last twenty years still eludes me. SIGH.

Oh well, I'm still excited to be off to the ball. I've decided on a flirty little silk chiffon frock. So Darlings, as I said, I'm off to the ball.

7 comments:

  1. I just had a couple of sour cream pringles, and the thoughts they engender are similar to what I am feeling at being frozen into FTN so that I cannot escort you. I am SO proud of you, and envy everyone who will share your company this evening.

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  2. Wow, lucky girl, you! I hope you have a wonderful time at the ball! What a great experience for you! Have fun! :)

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  3. This is really cool. I've been to Mardi Gras several times. It would have been fantastic to not only go to the ball, but to be friends with the Queen...

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  4. Can't wait to see the pictures. Have fun!!!!

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  5. I hope you have an excellent evening!

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  6. Have a good time! :)

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  7. What a delightful opportunity. Maggs

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