Sunday, January 12, 2020

Ringing in the 20s and a Pretty, Little Bijou

Me and My Fella
We're almost two weeks into 2020 and BOY! do I have tons to tell you. A lot of it is pending and I'm not 100% certain that things will actually happen. I do believe that the odds are in my favor. You, dear readers, will just have to wait until next Sunday for my weekly blog. Yup, in order to keep content fresh and ongoing, I've decided that Sundays are the best days for blogging. My mornings are quiet and I have the headspace to reflect -- a perfect combination for blogging. Besides, I better get on some kind of schedule with all the cool stuff coming down the pipe.

Off to a New Year's Eve Party.
We spent New Year's Eve celebrating with our close friends, bunkered down in their basement since their pups freak out with the fireworks. My pal, Cat, always makes a delectable spread and there's always lots of giggles and geeking out. Last year we were invited to come in our pajamas. This year, however, we fully embraced the 20s!

My Fella Looking Dashing.
No Great Gatsby themed party for us! Instead, we focused on retro-inspired glad rags and 1920s recipes. Cat did extensive research on what types of foods were popular at the time. She laid out an impressive spread and made a most delicious champagne punch. I was in charge of prohibition era, non-alcoholic drinks. I made a Klondike Fizz and a ginger ale punch. Of course, I took the costuming in Ms. Fisher's Murder Mysteries as the inspiration for my outfit. Ed chose a smart suit and vest, Cat embodied Agatha Christie's signature look, Chris went for a Red Ragger, and Marcy was a quintessential flapper. Poor Mark was sick and had to stay home. I'd post everyone picture, but they would MURDER me, so I won't.

Happy 2020, My Friends!
We had a wonderful time hanging with our extended family. As always, it was a marvelously calm and pleasant way to welcome in a New Year.

Meet Bijou!
Finally, I am very please to announce a brand new member of our family, Bijou! She's a 8 month old rescue who we saw at Petco yesterday. The rescue person did all the checks and house inspection, and dropped her off today! She's really freaked out and is hiding under my couch and cabinets, but I did get some lap time with her and she let me show her the litter pan and her bed. Here's hoping the potty is no problem and she comes out to explore. It's so nice to have a baby in the house again! Ed and I desperately needed it!!!


8 comments:

  1. Wonderful!!! Bijou is beautiful, and I love your pictures from NYE! Here's to an amazing 2020!!!!

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    1. Thanks Elaine! And yes, here's to a FABULOUS 2020!

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  2. First of all, I love, love, LOVE your retro-chic outfits! And welcome to Bijou, a real little jewel indeed. I hope she settles in quickly and starts her rule over her new domain.

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    1. Thank you! She's been here a week and is settling in nicely. She comes out and runs around, eats, uses the pan, etc. in front of us; but, she still won't come to us for rubs yet. She'll do so a little bit when she's perched under the table on the chairs, but not out in the open. Soon.

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  3. Oh Bijou is a doll! I'm so glad you found her.

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  4. I said it before, but you guys were absolutely made for that era! You both look fantastic!!!

    And it's so nice you have a new addition to your family. She's a lucky kitty. :)

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    1. Awwww, thanks! Yeah, we both feel very comfortable in 20s garb. Must be a past life thing.

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