Thursday, July 16, 2009
Fashion rose pas
This morning Bradley and I went to our first ever Spouses gathering for Brian's squadron. It was an informal coffee at Panera, and it marked the first time I would meet other wives whose husbands are in the same squadron as Brian. After a year of being here, I figured it was about time I got involved, plus it gave me an excuse to get a cinnamon crunch bagel from Panera! Nevertheless, I was nervous about going. Would these ladies be snooty and not welcome me into their group? Would they frown upon the fact that I brought Bradley with me? I got up extra early this morning to give me enough time to shower and get ready before Bradley got up, and I decided on a bright red shirt and jeans to wear.
Well now I'm home, and the coffee couldn't have gone better. I met so many wonderful ladies, and two other moms had brought their little girls with them, so it eased my fear about bringing children to these sorts of events. I whisked Bradley inside to get him down for a nap since he missed his morning one completely, and I'm feeling pretty chipper, and confident that I could have made some potential new friends. All of a sudden, I look down at my feet, and in horror, realize that I still have my hot pink flip flops on from this morning, when I slid them on to water our plants out front! I had meant to change shoes and left the house in rush to make it on time, and forgot to make the switch. I am mortified, and hoping that no one else noticed my fashion faux pas of a red shirt with pink shoes! So much for making a first impression, huh?