Friday, May 6, 2011

Gratefulish Friday

I have been seriously considering evolving some fins and gills. Maybe a mermaid tail? I could rock that, right? We have had so much rain and miserable, cloudy weather that being cold-blooded did sound like some kind of coping to me. We had something like 17 or 18 straight days of little or no sun? (Don't quote me. I'm not making a statement about Planned Parenthood).

Well, we did get a break last Saturday. It was lovely. Warmish with shiny, happy sunshine. And, where did I end up for the afternoon? Indoors, in the dark. I don't mean that as complaint, it was a nice afternoon. Just ironic, you know. Fact is, thoughtful Aunt Laurie sent Ellerie and I to a local children's theater production of "Alice in Wonderland" for Elle's birthday, rather than getting her more stuff. Awesome, I know.

On top of it, The Bird, got to dress up all fancy-like and hit the theater in style. Check out this pretty dress! I won this a few weeks ago from Susannah over at An Art Nest. She is such a fab all around talented artist and person. She made that dress and then GAVE IT AWAY. Clearly, she is also generous because I'm not sure I could spend that kind of time and then send it to a complete stranger. ;-)



And, the good news is, the sun is back out and is scheduled to make appearances next week as well. Now if I could just get the temps up about 10 degrees.....


8 comments:

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

That is a SWEET dress and she looks precious in it! Very lucky win there! Glad your sun is coming out and Yay, I got the rain today: )

Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, my--that dress is so gorgeous.

(And I know you're not saying how you feel about Stephen Colbert, but oh, man--I love him.)

Baby By The Sea said...

Perfect spring dress. Our tulips are sure happy about all this grey weather, but I could use a strong, sunny ray or two (for more than an hour!).

Jen said...

How awesome that you girls got to spend the day enjoying a show! What a fabulous idea for a birthday present, too! Giving someone a memory, rather than just a toy they will get bored with very quickly. Smart friend!

UK lass in US said...

Gorgeous dress and a great gift (my son asked for a R/C car from everyone - we now have 3 new ones to go with the 3 he ALREADY HAD... I wish people asked the parents what to get, rather than the kid...).

All you need is the sunshine - I'm trying to figure out a way to bottle it up and post it, as we get way too much here. I'm already wearing shorts and I'm not happy about it...

An Art Nest said...

PRECIOUS!!! Oh, Elissa, I'm so happy to see her in this dress! Alice in Wonderland is my girls dance recital theme this year :) Talk to you soon!

Artfulife said...

Love the dress! It looks adorable on her :)

Nicola said...

Man E is a cutie and the dress is gorgeous!