Wedding Hair Trials Weekend
May 19-20, 2012
Broke in my new summer shoes! These are similar to the ones Callie wears in The Glades.
Heather’s loft porch.
Heather’s just repainted her cast-iron table and chairs; cushions to match coming soon!
Wine in the afternoon!
The story: we refilled inside and emerged to find the Camels had disappeared. We searched everywhere, inside, outside, the grounds around the house, even under the blanket. Then we gave up. When we came back outside, they were set right where you see them. Creepy.
SPOILER ALERT! An early (very early) trial.
The door out to Heather’s deck.
Heather’s daughter Page prepared Snacks and made sure we knew where to find them!
Crackers with a cream cheese, jalapeno and cherry spread. It was delicious.
Our friend John owns and runs Loki Graphics in Newport, RI. Here’s a bowl someone made out of one of his company’s T-shirts.
Page made this excellent Chex mix which included chocolate chips and raisins.
A champagne toast!
Time for a new chair.
John in deep thought.
Page just happened to be reading A Journey to the Center of the Earth, which cracked me up. She’s about the age I was when I read it for the first time.
Page writes poetry. Here, she takes the time to read for us.
Our friend Melissa enjoys Page’s poetry reading. Melissa designed the cover and handled the production of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World.
Heather in the sunset.
John’s famous chourico and peppers.
The chourico and peppers works best on nice, soft buns!
The start of camp fire.
Our friends Melissa and Mark give me a rock for our wedding. It’s from the Village of Fore in Ireland.
Daniel Pearlman’s book was going to be featured on my podcast Scary Scribes the following week, so I had it with me to read and study. I kicked off my Sunday with another read of his short story “The Fetal Position.”
These flowers (help! I forget the name!) grow near the back patio.
Page taught me how to suck the nectar out of the flower’s petals. It was a new experience for me—and very tasty.
Page has a pet crayfish. I’ve had a few in my lifetime, mostly ones I used to catch in the creek up at our camp in Salisbury, New York.
Page teaches me how to play a card game called Blink. She beat the pants off me, of course.
Heather gives us rocks for the wedding. These are from Newport’s beaches.
Round 2 on the chourico and peppers!
Off to URI Writer’s Group, although due to campus graduation, we met at Greg’s in Providence. One of our members, Seenat—whose short story “Waiting to Be Thin” appears in Read Short Fiction (and deals with a wedding – check it out: http://www.readshortfiction.com/2011/12/waiting-to-be-thin-by-seenat-thongdee/) makes jewelry. This piece matches the blouse I have picked out for the rehearsal dinner, but I like the design of the next one (see #32) a bit better.
Seenat is incorporating the aqua into this necklace so it’ll blend with my blouse for the rehearsal dinner.
First Course: salad with bleu cheese.
Second Course: Balsamic Salmon. Delicious!
Below, Dr. Pearlman and the others discuss something interesting.