This past weekend was a double holiday - Easter (which I can pretty much take or leave) and Mario's birthday (which must be celebrated with all due ceremony, and plenty of wine and food). Friday night was the opening of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at the local theater - great fun and my costume looked really good onstage. There was a first night party after that, and an after-party once the restaurant threw us all out.
After spending much of Saturday outside, we came in, scrubbed up and headed for NJ to have dinner with his family. Since we were running early, he suggested we stop in the Tractor Supply store near his mom's house and look around. They had baby chicks! And not just because of Easter! Leaving aside the visual of me traipsing around the Tractor Supply wearing my face-printed cowl neck dress and heels, I had a great time. And next year, there will be chickens.
Once that was done, it was time for dinner. Seared duck breast with a sauce of port and dried cherries, a bucket of steamed asparagus and a salad. And wine, of course. Yum, if I do say so myself. And the birthday boy did the dishes.
|Not Max's best angle|
Yes, those are numbers all over the fabric. In addition to being a news junkie, he's also a stock junkie. So what could be better? He approved the fabric when it came home, and even asked if the topstitching and buttonholes could be white instead of black because he didn't want the visible contrast to interfere with the print. I cut the fabric out tonight, ran him sample buttonholes in both colors, so he could make sure, and then I stopped. Work was exhausting today and I didn't want to screw up a project I could probably sew in my sleep by sewing when I was almost sleepwalking.
Shirt will be done by Wednesday. In the meantime, happy spring, folks - the sun finally came out!