Wednesday, July 23, 2008

One hot date, or a matron of honor?

Yes, I mix it up here on the Boulderneigh blog; wouldn't want you to get bored with the same old subject matter!

My sister has asked me to stand up with her at her wedding. Guess that makes me the "matron" (not necessarily "of honor," since I'm the only attendant). We planned to do some shopping when she's here next week to find a suitable dress for me, but yesterday she called and wanted to know my size. She had spotted a dress that she liked (it's a halter-style, like her wedding gown), and although it was more dark candy-apple red than the burgundy she had been thinking of, she was willing to shift her ideas for the sake of budget. (Ay, we come from thrifty stock, we do.)

She went ahead and bought the dress (it's returnable) and will bring with her on Monday to see if it fits:Woo! I guess if it does fit, I will be the "lady in red" at her wedding! Might inspire my husband to take me out to some black tie affairs, too. Hmm, that sounds like a good motive to stick to my "diet" (no eating between meals and watching the fat because of my recently-discovered cholesterol issues).

Speaking of diets, the sheep are probably going to think I've put them on one. After filling the feeders for today and tonight, this flake is all that is left of our second-cutting hay. When faced with the coarser first-cutting that we feed our horses, they may very well go on a hunger strike! We have more second cutting ordered, but I don't know when we'll get it.

Jumping back to the subject of dates, Rick did recently get tickets for a fun one. He's taking me to see Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion live at the Oregon State Fair on Aug. 27; it's The Rhubarb Tour! (I don't think I'll wear the red dress even if it does kinda go with the rhubarb theme, at least in color. :-)

That's it for now at . . .

9 comments:

A :-) said...

That is a HOT dress, Michelle! You're going to look fabulous in it :-)

country girl said...

Wow, what a dress. I saw Garrison Keillor a few years ago. He's even funnier in person. You will love it.

Texan Will Travel said...

Hey, how much more "honor" could there be, given that you're the ONLY one I asked, sis? :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

You are so right; I am EXTREMELY honored to be be the only one you're asking to stand up for you in your wedding, and I am THRILLED! (And not just because of the wowza dress - hee! ;-)

Mim said...

How fun I love Garrison Keillor but so far only on the radio.

Sharon said...

Wow - whadda dress. How can the wedding not be memorable with an matron of honor wearing that. Hoowa.

Tina T-P said...

Sweet! What a dress! Can't wait to see it on you (of course there will be pictures, its a wedding!)
Big Smile! T.

Deborah said...

Yeah, lovely dress! But I am wondering about your hay situation, since it seems to be getting worse everywhere. What are you paying for a bale? Sounds like it's not easy to find!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Deborah, we paid $175/ton for local grass hay (first cutting; that's about all anyone does around here), which works out to $6.50/bale. I just found out there is a nearby guy who puts up second and third cutting orchard grass and alfalfa (FOR THE SAME PRICE WE PAID!!!), but he has a standing list of customers who buy all he has. I gave him my name and can only hope one of his regulars gets out of animals....