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Monday, May 11, 2009
What do you wear out to dinner?
The weekend was pretty nice even though the house is still a disaster zone. (see above) Seth made a lot of progress in his peeling and scraping paint and spackling. He's made it around to the south side of the living room. Any further and the furniture needs to be moved across the room. Time for sanding, priming and painting this half first. More dust. Seth sealed off the den with plastic and the living room rug is covered in furniture and plastic, the poor dog, who will be 17 next month, was so confused. There was no way to get to his usual spots, poor baby. Seth felt sorry for him and unsealed the den, as you can see in the photo. (which also has a pink strip across the top. I have a bad feeling that a new camera may be in my future)
We went to the Star Trek movie Saturday night and then to a late, cheap dinner. It's a blue collar Portuguese Mexican restaurant. The owners are Portuguese and the cooks are Mexican. The grilled chicken is the only concession to Portugal, oh and the bread comes from the Portuguese bakery. The rest is Mexican. It's cheap and delicious.
Dh and I are old enough to have seen and loved the original show when we were in high school. The movie was fantastic! It was great fun and the new Jim Kirk is a hotty. I loved the references to the original series and the new actors in old roles managed to bring a freshness to familiar characters. Seeing Leonard Nimoy was a treat. Alex saw it in Korea on Saturday night and loved it too.
Mother's day was dinner at our favorite upscale restaurant. Great food, excellent service and plenty on the menu for Seth to eat. They will cook up anything up for me without butter. I wore my yellow Bottega Venetta knock off that I made last summer from Knipmode and my new gladiator sandals and felt tres chic. I and the other middle aged or older women were dressed up. All of the younger women wore jeans, nice ones, but still jeans, heels and nice tops. Not great tops, no chic jackets, just knit tops. Most of the young women who post reviews on Pattern Review make lovely dresses and skirts or nice trousers. They make gorgeous jackets. They must wear them somewhere, so why not out to dinner? I love to get dressed up to go out. After all, where else am I going to wear the things I make? I certainly can't traipse around constructions sites in my good clothes! Mentioning this to my bff this morning, who is a Hebrew School principle and often fills in for the cantor or the Rabbi at services, she said that more and more women show up at synagogue in jeans these days. I feel weird even wearing pants to synagogue, much less jeans! My children still observe the dress up for the Sabbath rule. What is it with people these days. In synagogue or church it seems like a lack of respect, but what about going out to dinner, why don't people want to get dressed up any more? What do you wear to a nice restaurant? By the way my husband looked chic too, in black DKNY trousers and a white with black pinstripe dress shirt. A jacket would have been way overdressed. No sneakers either!
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.