in which we meet a blogger younger than some of our children and she delights us

I've had a difficult few weeks, frankly, and nearly put Alice's visit off on several occasions.
It would be so easy to hide in my housework. It might have been hard to be cordial with someone new with so many things on my mind...
But I didn't postpone our visit.
And K encouraged me to go out and have some fun.

I can't even tell you how pleased I am to have listened to him.
I spent a good part of the day with Lady Alice Of Hartford.
And she is A JOY.

From the tips of her bejeweled, freshly polished fingers -

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to her funky and functional wheels -

her car

I am smitten by Alice.

her back

She has gorgeous hair too! It's a bonus.
Who does she look like?

looks just like Alice

Well, it took me a little while. But I figured it out.
Sandra Bullock with a shot of cute. But not too cute! She's funny as hell and doesn't have that awful snort/laugh that Sandra does.

She arrived, we sat a little, we went to lunch, and then strolled Anthro.
I rarely have a companion at Anthro, so it was very nice to have some like minded company.
More than once we had a meeting of the minds regarding a fragrance or blouse.
It was a whirlwind after that.
Youngest needed a paper at school -
a run to the supermarket,
Middle needed to be picked up,
music lessons and a bread recipe!
I ran the girl ragged.
She even did some Wii bowling with Youngest.
She handled it all spectacularly, and I couldn't be more entranced.

She is ageless and was adorable and charming with each member of our household.

It was just the day I needed.

cute in an apron

She's a fun friend, seems much older than her years, and is a delightful protege.
I need to figure out another way to see her again.


tut-tut said…
Yay! What a great pick-me-up!
Anonymous said…
Glad you had fun, you and Alice.

She doesn't have a clone out here in the heartland, does she?

Just wishin.
I love my life, but it would be, I think, that much more enjoyable with an Alice in it...

Love your painted nails, jewels and that hair, Alice!

Love your black and white floor (it is yours?) bb!

robiewankenobie said…
i find that a good test of the awesome quotient is running errands.
Anonymous said…
I knew it, she sounds as nice as she looks.
I'm so glad she could relieve you. You're lucky to be only a couple of hours away.
Paula said…
Oh dear.

Does that mean we can't be friends any longer?

Because I snort a little when I laugh...
Poppy Buxom said…
Alice is one of my all-time favorite names.

I'm so glad this one lives up to it!
MizMell said…
Nothing like a hen party to liven one's day...
jenny said…
running errands is almost always more enjoyable with a friend. Especially a friend with such beautiful hair.

see her again? you could always sponsor her trip to blogher...
Anonymous said…
Hi bb,you make me smile whenever I log on so I am glad that you got to smile for a while too. Lady Alice sounds like a credit to the name and I am liking those nails.
I am overwhelmed by your most generous offer to the Alices of the world but feel that I have a way to go before I am worthy of such an offer. Also, I would have to cancel my holiday in the South of France where I will be making an academic study of vineyards and restaurants. Focus your energy on those needy gay needlepointers.
Alice said…
ummm... I think your nice.
Badger said…
I'm relieved to hear that the rest of the family met her, because for a while there I feared you were using the royal "we".
~ej said…
sounds like an ideal day, just a fun way to meet up and spend the day :)
and i love's also one of my favourite names :)