Monday, August 16, 2010

Becoming Jane (not really...)

This past Saturday we held our Second Annual Regency Picnic - it was a wonderful event despite the 90+ degree heat and the suffocating humidity - we all stuck to the shade and after a while sent the kiddies to the beach to cool off - besides, what teenager wants to sit around a bunch of tongue wagging women fanning themselves - lol!

Last year, Tonia and I put this little shindig together as a way for us girls to have a little summer costuming fun - and what better era than the Regency, right? Especially in the August sun! This year, we tripled our guest list, along with all the tantalizing dishes and desserts (potlucks rock!) - oh.my.hips! But wouldn't you know it, just when I was settling in for some tea and cheesecake (or apple pie, or lemon tart - I could not quite decide which I wanted first), a huge storm broke over the horizon and roared over the area - we were pounded to pieces! Thank goodness all the food was saved - well, the ham did get a little waterlogged, but nothing a strategic tip of the platter it was resting on did not fix...

In the meantime, we all ended up stuffed in the spider infested, rockin' hot park restroom until the storm eased up enough for us to return to our site and assess the damage. Nothing too tragic, save some very soggy napkins, croquet and bat mitten bags, soaked dresses, muddy shoes and stockings, and some shivering teens wrapped in dripping towels...

After everything was thrown into the cars and we were ready to break for home, Tonia and I decided it might be best to move our annual Regency picnic up to mid-September - still warm, but pleasantly so, with little rain and humidity, lots of sun, and gentle breezes - and too, the beaches are still open for the kiddies. Or, if we decide for some reason to keep the picnic in August, to rent a shelter house - what's $60? Lesson learned...

...and damned if I did not get my dessert (*cries*) - lol!

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