one hot sweaty summer night
it was a hot sticky summer evening. the bookstore owners were on vacation so i was working lots of hours and i'd just gotten finished with a sweaty, running-around, book-buying, book-cleaning, stacking and shelving and running errands around town kinda day.
went to visit my hub at work. i am pleased to report that there's an adorable girl kitten living at the shelter that they've tamed and named patches.
darin works at a youth shelter for runaways and at-risk kids but there were no children there that night so i brought him a dvd to watch and visited the kitties...
she looks a little like my bean.
and there goes mama scurrying off, she's shy. and they both have half-size tails!
dressed up in my summertime clothes.
summertime requires skirts with pockets.
for bobbypins, sticks of gum, snippets of rosemary, a treat, a trivia card, or a cube of ice.
after that i was heading solo over to a good-bye party for my friends anthony (papa twan) and livia and baby Lian. affectionately known as the twans (if you've read my blog awhile now you might remember their wedding); they are moving back to germany, livia's home country where she has secured a fabulous teaching job. i'm happy for her mama and family, but sad for us! the shindig was bittersweet but super celebratory.
as soon as i walked up to the coz, this is the sight that greeted me:
my adorable girl kaitlyn, who i've known and loved forever and have had long lovely weepy amazing talks with over the years...secrets and long drives and letters and rambles and sheer love. anyway she has the cutest style and i just had to start snapping close ups of her outfit...those lace shorts! those LEGS!
it kept happening. next appeared the cutest queen of flounce and vintage prettiness, monique.
she has her own shop now (like a real storefront!)
best gunne ever!
chelsea's adorable dress is the surprise of the night. should i give away her secret? i had to know where she found it; the little cups over the boob section reminds me exactly of a dress i had in the early 90s.
welp, it's not from the nineties. it's from cvs! yes, the drugstore, haha!
even the boys were walkin around in their summertime clothes.
people were coming out with hot and sweaty wiggly giggly babies. loud drum music was coming from the open windows upstairs. babies were rocking the mike. dream night!
i finally headed upstairs, greeted by more summer beauties...
and brand new mama elsie in a cutie pie lime green thrifted darling!
i was seriously swooning over all of the free spirited summer attire.
it was a perfect summer party, hot and musical, with flowers and bubbles and coolers of beer.
these menfolk have been playing music together for years and years and years. they were in there spontaneously creating an epic jam sesh (excuse my cheesy lingo) that generated even more intense energy and heat.
...while babies were passed around with exuberance!
placerville papas and grandpas:
mamas, aunties, friends.
we're gonna miss this kid.
but it was a perfect send off, just another friendly hot and sweaty neighborhood night!
i hope your june is glorious.
tank top: came from my friend mary a hundred years ago
flower pin: made for me especially by teeny
necklace: made for me especially by mallory
earrings: borrowed from my mom
skirt: thrifted at hospice for $2.50
flip flops: reefs from last summer