I flew up to DC after work on Friday to attend a bridal shower that my stepmother threw for me on Saturday morning. In attendance were: my mother, stepmother, sister, aunt, mom’s friend, stepmother’s friend, three cousins and my two high school BFFs, Eva and Kirsten. (Got that? There will be a test.) My father sort of hung out in the background. He has put on some much needed weight since I last saw him in April and looked much healthier. He seems to be feeling totally fine.
We started out with a mimosa. I’m not a big orange juice fan, but these were good. Maybe it was the champagne.
I had a half bagel with cream cheese and tomato, a broiled tomato and some sort of egg souffle for my meal. It was all very tasty. I don’t eat them very often, but I absolutely love a bagel with cream cheese and tomato.
For dessert, there was a beautiful cake. The top layer was vanilla and the bottom chocolate. I shared a piece of the vanilla layer with my mother.
Then I got to open gifts and get buried under tissue paper.
It was a really nice shower. We didn’t play any games or anything like that (not my thing) but we did make the obligatory rehearsal bouquet out of ribbon from the gifts. My stepmother kept saying I should wear it on my head.
On Sunday morning, my mom took me to this great new farmer’s market in downtown Bethesda, where she lives. Look at all this nice stuff! We bought some tomatoes and strawberries. The strawberries were melt in your mouth sweet and nothing like the Dole ones that you buy at the grocery store.
In addition to produce, they had cheese, wine, gelato, LEBANESE TAVERNA dips and sauces (in caps because it’s my favorite restaurant), bread and meat. They also had local wine and honey. Awesome. I love doing things like this on a weekend morning.
In the afternoon, we prepared the out of town guest bags for the wedding. In them went two bottles of water, a small bag of Utz chips, a Nature’s Valley granola bar, a handful of Hershey Kisses and some candy. Oh and a metro map. Obviously, we’d been to Costco the previous day. Fortunately, my cousin Debbie came over to help us because come to find out, neither my mother nor I can curl a ribbon to save our life.