I invite you to sit down, pour a glass of sparkle and peruse my pics of Sunday’s launch party in the pink shed.
Me, my tech consultant, Kristin and her daughters Gio and Julia.
From the Pink Shed was launched six weeks ago and yesterday we celebrated in perfect 75 degree California sunshine. My blog has reminded me how exciting it is to learn something new and how rewarding it is to live a creative life. More than that, though, and quite unexpectedly , it has been simply another reminder of the beauty of friendship. Thank you for reading, my friends, and thank you for the support and encouragement.
Courtney and family-I love all six of you! Thanks for introducing me to:
Kristin-Couldn’t have done it without you! Your family is as lovely as you are.
Beth-Thank you for your generous comments and photographic contributions.
Ann-YOU can cook…thanks for the delicious Thai treats.
Tom-You can rock a bright pink polo!
And, to the other partygoers who made my day: Marietta and Frank, Rosemary and Mary, Fred and Carol, Peter, Fred, Catherine and Keith, Franzi, Kimberlee, Christina and Odysseus and Malcolm.
Thanks also to Laurie, who could not attend, as she is still on Mars, and my daughter, Natalie, because she’s “proud of me.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, I think, spoke truly when he said, “The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” Yesterday, my home was decorated beautifully with all of my treasured friends.
One of my favorite old photos was taken at my birthday party in Storybook Land, a “castle” attraction at a local park. I’m wearing my favorite orange party dress and a shy smile. My look suggests that I am both “loving it” and “hating it!” (I’m seated in the royal red chair.) The setting would still make me happy; it was straight out of a book of fairy tales! But, I have not always felt comfortable as the center of attention.
Decades later, though, I don’t mind the attention one bit. In fact, I’ve been celebrating all week! I will comfortably and enthusiastically receive the good wishes of family and friends. It’s my week and I’ll claim it!
Feel free to remind me next week if I haven’t changed my About Me page to reflect that I am now a 57-year-old woman!