Monday, Apr: 9: I really must finish Bookworm’s prom dress this week. We will have another Eisenhower Fellow visiting us at the weekend and staying in the sewing/guest room, so all the sewing stuff will have to be packed away by then. Aaargh. I predict an extremely boring Scent Diary week… however, it is beautiful outside, spring all over the place. SOTD: Bond #9 Fire Island.
Tuesday, Apr. 10: Madly sewing. SOTD: By Kilian Asian Tales Collection Bamboo Harmony, Water Calligraphy.
Wednesday, Apr. 11: Sewing. No SOTD. Bizzybizzybizzy.
Thursday, Apr. 12: More sewing – and I think I’m almost finished! I still have to steam out some wrinkles after I tack down the edges of the zipper seam allowance, but the dress is mostly done. No SOTD until evening, when I headed out for our last chorus rehearsal of the season – Kenzo Parfum d’Ete, the old one with green notes and lots of lily of the valley. The soprano that claims to be bothered by perfume said she could smell it. Grr.
Friday, Apr. 13: Disaster: when Bookworm tried on her dress again, the zipper broke. I’ve tried several times to get the teeth to engage properly, but they simply won’t. It is unaccountably chilly, too. SOTD: Cuir de Lancome.
Saturday, Apr. 14: Housecleaning. SOTD: Penhaligon’s Eau Sans Pareil. The CEO went to Charlottesville to pick up our Eisenhower Fellow visitor, Pascal, who’s an attorney and financial guy based in Paris, and a member of a Thomas Jefferson club. They toured the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson (The CEO made sure to wear his Virginia Tech baseball cap), and then since Pascal had recently visited Monticello, headed for Poplar Forest. It was too late for a tour when they got there, so they went to a minor league baseball game instead, where I’m sure The CEO enjoyed explaining the game to Pascal. We had beautiful weather today, and I just know that UVa was covered in blooms at this time of year.
My parents stopped by briefly for a visit, and my mother agrees that the zipper on the prom dress is busted and I’ll need to just replace it. (GRRR.)
Sunday, Apr. 15: After breakfast, The CEO and Pascal and the boys headed off for an adventure. They went to visit Thomas Jefferson’s other house, Poplar Forest, and the D-Day Memorial located in Bedford, VA; Pascal is originally from Normandy. After that, they visited the Natural Bridge, which was surveyed by George Washington and was once owned by Thomas Jefferson.
Meanwhile, Bookworm and I went to church and then came home for lunch. She did homework all afternoon while I went to perform in our community chorus presentation of Haydn’s The Creation. SOTD, applied lightly at about 8:30 am, was Le Temps d’une Fete, and the Perfume-Complaining Soprano did not, in fact, complain although temperatures were in the 80s, with no windows open in the church where we were singing. It went well.