We are all still adjusting to my new found freedom. It’s a bit of a good natured joke of Mr. Blandings’s to inquire, “What did you do today?” Not because he cares, but because he knows it’s bothering me that I can’t come up with much.
A couple of weeks ago I had coffee right before carpool with a guy who does some work for Spaces. So happy to have something of interest on my list, I was surprised at Mr. Blandings’s reaction. “Who is he?” “He works for Spaces.” “Is he gay?” “It didn’t come up. Are you kidding me? You have meetings with women I don’t know all the time.” “That’s different.” “In what way, exactly?” “Boys, time for dinner!”
If he only knew that I am stepping out with handsome men every day.
Just yesterday I popped on over to 1st dibs for a rendezvous with Joe Nye. Do make a visit yourself as his eye and advice are spot on.
And I am besotted, as is all of blogland, with Eddie Ross. Thank heavens I don’t have to wait for a new episode of Top Design as he is posting nearly every day. If you haven’t already, go see what the fuss is all about. Oh, and he’s nice, too.
Still, I am making some time for my girlfriends. The Tablescapes luncheon last week for the American Royal was such a treat. (That is where I originally spied the cloches for our dinner party.) One of my favorite vendors, La Plates hosted a spirited holiday table but I thought these new designs very clever. You can choose your candidate, or get one for your bothersome friend so you can serve her a big helping of crow in November.
And just so you know, I’m not a bit annoyed with Mr. Blandings. It’s hard to get your ire up when your husband still sees the girl he married seventeen years ago and not the middle-aged mother of three who looks every bit her age in a well-lit coffee shop on an autumn afternoon.