I have no plans to stop this blog but life has lots of extra things going on that are not leaving me with much time to do homemaking in my home. And since I usually blog about home things, no posts have been written this month.
Possibly toward the end of the November, things will be normal and I’ll get back to both homemaking and blogging.
Yesterday was the Marine Corp birthday. It’s not a big deal to anyone but Marines. But to Marines, it’s a very big deal.
They have formal birthday balls, tell each other Happy Birthday and Semper Fi all day and celebrate a lot.
No ball for us since retirement but I did bake a cake for my Marine husband and we happily reminisced looking at old photos.
This ball was in 1984. I sewed this ball dress and I remember I spent $7 on the fabric. I wasn’t cheap on purpose but we had $11 in checking and I needed a make a formal. I used a remnant of velvet for the bodice and the sleeves and skirt were some very cheap Halloween costume fabric.
I got lots of compliments on it and wore it to several balls.
My husband had been promoted before this ball so I bought this dress at Dillards. Look at those crazy lace covered padded shoulders! I liked that dress then and wore it to several balls too. But I don’t much like it now.
And no, I didn’t color my hair. We lived in California and I spent most afternoons in our front yard watching my children play. Just the California sun bleached my brown hair that lighter color.
I’m fine. Just busy and I’m hopeful by December, life will be more normal and routine.
Hope to see you all soon