Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 19, I'm a Susie Homemaker

Hello my lovely readers,

First off apologies for the delay in posting. It was Rosh Hashanah this past weekend and then my {gulp} 30th birthday yesterday which just hasn't left much time for posting. But that is all going to change right now.

So Saturday was a gorgeous day here in the Slope and it was the first day of Rosh Hashanah so I decided to be a good Jew for the day and head to services for the first time in about a year and host a lunch for some friends. I wanted something that was appropriate for shul, not too heavy in case it wasn't air conditioned at services and dark (cause I'm a bit of a messy cook at times).

So I picked a cute, 40's inspired dress out of my closet for the occasion. I got this dress just this past August at a Ross in Orlando and it's some random brand in a size 16 and every time I wear it I think of the mantra, try it on. I picked this dress up on the rack and thought there is no way my ass is going to fit into a fitted, size 16. One of the reasons dresses work so well on me is cause I'm so much smaller up top than I am on the bottom and dresses that are fitted like today's dress will usually only fit me on one half and not the other. But lo and behold, Ross comes through again (and for only $12.99 at that). Shoes are Office and earrings are a lovely present from M for throwing her a bachelorette party. The fabulous apron in the first photo is the Size Queen apron I wrote about buying last week.

At services we ran into one of the new fellows at work and so we invited him and his girlfriend along and then Dani surprised us by showing up as well and then Selene called to arrange to return some picnic supplies and she joined us for dessert - the more the merrier! I wasn't the best hostess ever, but in the end it turned out lovely. Smitten Kitchen served me well with her spinach quiche and apple cake, but I had been so busy in the days leading up, that the early arrivals were tasked with helping me cook. Thankfully I have very lovely friends who are happy to help and with their assistance we had ourselves a nice meal replete with pink apples.


  1. You didn't tell me you went to services? We really should talk more. Heh. LOVE the dress. Wish I could see the earrings better. But sure they are lovely.