Sorry to disappoint yet again, but I’m over a barrel as far as posting goes. Bear with me, hang in there and I’ll be back. I promise.
Throwing some relaxing,settling, cooling vibes your way, Nava!
In the meantime, I’ll jump in (the Jumping Musette!) and tell y’all about my perfume choice for the meeting – and some other stuff:
1. Everything is 10 hours away from my home and business. Everything.
2. Everything in the Great Plains is (right now) This Color. Shortly to be This Color…… then this.…then they shut the gates to the on-ramps on the Interstates, going out for milk is taking your life in your hands….and it’s still 10 hours away from my home and business.
3. I wore vintage Diorling for the 10 hour drive. Ultra-exquisite but at the end of the night, trying to get some sleep …I kept smelling… coffee? Is that even possible?
4. Our new strategic partner (and his team) is so fabulous it makes my stomach hurt. That alone was worth the 10 hour drive.
5. El O got binked by a Statie for speeding. I made him laugh. We got off with a warning. Of course, the Statie was a dead-ringer for Wilford Brimley and those guys LOOOOOVE me (El O is a Wilford). The ways of the Wilfords are mysterious, indeed. Had he looked like The Rock, that Statie would’ve fined us, but good. Alas. Unless he had a soft spot for ladies who look like his mom. sigh.
6. It’s Official: I can no longer drive at night. My vision, never the best, is now totally off-the-chain-and-gone. In-town is okay but Interstate? Out in the middle of nowhere? Ain’t happening. It’s been coming on for the past few years and it’s not the worst thing in the world but it is a bit disconcerting. And it makes me sad. Even vintage Mitsouko can’t help me see the curves on I-80 at 11pm. Sigh
7. Did I mention I LOVE our new strategic partner? Perhaps LOVE is not the right word. ADORE. Yeah, that’s better.
I WORE CUIR DE RUSSIE FOR THE MEETING! Good thing, too. It had that ‘cool’ element – and it was just what was needed. Luckily I was forewarned, right before we set out, as to the interesting approach this company takes, so I was able to just sit there and take notes. And sniff my CdR.
On the way back from the blessedly-brief meeting, we came upon this little melon market – we were right at the edge of mid-central NE, where it starts to become The Great Plains and the topography starts to undergo some radical changes. Lots of cattle (El O bowed to them in thanks for the excellent steak he ate the night before. I think they just run out back and yank one out of the pasture or something)…anyhoo, there are these cool little ‘melon farms’. I dunno if they are ONLY melon farms but the place was dotted with a lot of these melon-centric farms. Our melon season is finished so it was delightful to find fresh cantaloupe and watermelons…and the coolest gourds and squashes in intriguing colors and shapes. Dusky blues and grey/greens, stripes, purples with yellow splotches, like a vintage Dior ballgown, rich reds with cool lacework (I”m sure it’s called something specific but it’s 11:45p and I have no idea what ‘that’ is. If you are a squashaholic (squashophile?) chime in! Really great!
Fairfield IA still has great Indian food. And Radiance Dairy. Best cream on earth. Truly. It’s worth the 2 hr drive. Hey, at least it’s not TEN!
xoxoxo and thank you all SO much for helping me make a perfume choice! It was perfect!