First things first. Here's the dress. It looks very good on her. There's a couple of minor alterations that need to be made, but it's pretty good right off the rack.
As I was sitting on a bench outside the bridal shop awaiting her arrival, I was reminded of a time about five years ago. Back then, I was sitting on a bench on a city street in Paris, having just arrived that morning and having found my way, using public transportation - bus and train - to our hotel. It was my first trip abroad and I was there to meet up with her. She'd left Texas nearly three months before to live and study in Florence for the semester. She'd spent a summer in Italy a couple of years before, but this time it was much less structured. She was to arrive from Florence on the overnight train and we were to spend four days in Paris before both going back to Florence.
I remember being so excited to see her that I sat in the cold, watching for her to come up from the subway. That day, I was coming along side to share a bit in her European experience. Today, I was coming along side to share a bit in her latest journey. So much has changed since that day in Paris - it's hard to believe that it has only been five years. I'm excited for her as she starts this next big phase of her life.
The dress took me away from my exercise today and I didn't get a chance to make it up, as I had to work from home until late to catch up on the work I'd missed today. Had I known the dress would really arrive, I wouldn't have gone in at all. Would have saved me two hours in drive time, to be sure. Oh well.
Tonight's dinner was good, although a bit disjointed flavor-wise. Not particularly complementary. I should have thought about that. Bick loved the bhindi masala. To which I say "Ha!" This coming from the man who doesn't "like" Indian food.
I bought what may be my MOB dress - a very simple, linen Calvin Klein dress. Plus, I bought a fun, long dress for Puerto Rico.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Share in the milestones.