It has been a funny time lately. Things have been busier than usual as I have had actual social commitments! *Gasp! Shocking, right?
My sister and her hubs were kind enough to trek down to NYC for a Saturday night to take Damir and I out for a celebratory dinner. It was fantastic! We started with drinks in Bryant park and then up to the Upper East Side for dinner at a cute spot called Vespa. Full and tipsy, we took a long walk back towards Midtown to grab a nightcap at St. Andrews Pub and then called it a night. Damir and I actually ended up staying in the city as well at a sweet little historic hotel (an engagement gift from my company as it turned out), which was a rare and lovely pleasure. The following morning we grabbed some coffee and breakfast sandwiches and had a mini-picnic in Central Park. All too soon they had to get back in the car and head back to Boston... but it meant so much to me that they came. Really.
And then I was invited to a bridal shower! Damir's cousin is getting married this September and I was kindly invited to his bride's shower, though I didn't know anyone other than the bride and the groom's sister-in-law who I see quite often, out of the 30 or so present ladies. Can you believe this: it was the first bridal shower I ever went to. No joke!
I am not certain about the whole bridal show plus bachlorette concept. Which for me is probably a good thing since all my gal pals are now so dispersed, I doubt I could get more than 5 close friends into a room at the same time. That's sad. But maybe not THAT sad since I don't think I am the shower-type. I'd rather do what my sister did: have a big gal-only party with lots of good wine and fruity cocktails.
I suppose if you have attended dozens of showers, when it comes time to yours you might feel entitled. I don't mean any disrespect to the ladies who love showers. And it isn't that I had a bad time last Saturday; it was nice to meet new people and everyone was very friendly. It just isn't for me to be the center of attention opening up present after present while others sit in a circle around me and watched for my reactions; it would make me uncomfortable.
I'd rather open the loot in private.