Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Worst Blogger in the world.

So yeah.
It's me.

Harry and Meghan were married and it was absolutely fabulous.
I was there for every second.  Up at 3:00am.
I watched PBS/BBC and taped CBS.
I oohed and aahed and shed a few tears.  (Is there a way to spell those words?)

I had a little text group.
The gals who were awake.
Di, Cheryl, Cindy, Janet, Janice and Mary Z.

It was everything!

And then around three in the afternoon came a text from Patrick Jr.
Shelby's water had broken.  Shelby was in labor. She was 39 weeks along.
So NOW the baby wait was ON!

This day just went from exciting to real life,  heart in my throat exciting.
This precious, long awaited, baby.  Everything had to be okay.
Everything looked okay.  But, everything had to be okay.

At about eight o'clock our time Patrick told me that Shelby was at 8cm.
Melinda assured me that Shelby would probably deliver by midnight, 2 am our time.
I went to bed at 11:30 and left the phone on so I would hear texts come in.
Remember I had been up since 3:00am.

The phone kept making noises and I kept checking it.

At 1:00am.  I had to turn it off.
I had to sleep.

At 1:52 I woke up again.
Looked at the phone.

"It's a girl", read the text.  (1:29am)

I did not know if Patrick could text back and forth at this point....
but I asked one question.


and the answer came back,


Patrick and I chatted for quite a while.
Lots of pushing.  Everyone is well.

This healthy, happy baby girl is named, Dottie.

Not short for anything.

Dottie Azalea.

A flower in remembrance of Poppy.  Dottie's big sister in heaven.

Patrick's and Shelby's little girl born on Harry and Meghan's wedding day.

(You can be sure I have ordered a little something from England to commemorate the sharing of this date.)

So here are some pictures.

Baby Boucher.

Dottie is very alert and her parents love to hold her.
Shelby is doing great.
Patrick feels lucky.
We are delighted and thankful and longing to meet little Dottie.

Oh my gosh.  Why is California so far away?


And as for Meghan and Harry.

Dottie's birthday!

Beautiful Bride in the carriage.

The veil was perfection.  It was embroidered with fifty-some flowers....including some poppies for California.

Oh my.

Walking to church.
So British.  
I love the walking to church.

and love.

Dearest, loveliest Dottie.

I love you honey.

Friday, May 18, 2018

What will Meghan wear???

Oh my goodness...I am so excited for the big wedding tomorrow.

I'm glad I can share my joy here....in my real life...I am all alone!


Except a guy I just met at Target.  We had a nice long convo about the dress and Harry's facial hair and which channel to watch....


I think Harry will not shave.  Even tho he is required to shave while wearing a uniform.
I expect he will wear a uniform.  BUT.  I do not think he will shave.

I hope Meghan wears a small tiara.  My guess is the one Diana wore for her wedding.
Kate's tiara was very small but I feel it is too soon to wear the same one.

I have chosen some dresses that I just feel seem like Meghan's style.
I chose dresses with sleeves and not too low of a neckline.

We shall see tomorrow morning...Bright and Early if she wears something like I imagine.

Beautiful bride.

I'd love to see her hair like this.

I think she needs volume in the skirt but Windsor is really NOT that wide and spacious...
so....maybe not.

I like this pretty top.  Does she want a little lace?

I love this dress. 
Please wear this dress.
And do your hair like this too.

Beautiful sleeves.

I feel like Meghan will wear something structured.  But this structured?

This would be absolutely fabulous!!!  I don't care if it does not have sleeves.  Nice gloves would be cool.  A little Audrey Hepburn. 

How I wish I was a stylist.  
Do you think it's too late to pursue this line of work?

Who will be awake and watching it live with me?

God Save the Queen.

Royal Watcher in Residence.
Miz Booshay

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Met Gala 2018

Last night was the annual Met Gala.  The theme this year was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Church.  The Vatican actually sent pieces of art and clothing to the Met in New York to use for the exhibition.  I was excited to see what the designers came up with to express this theme in their creations.

I thought it was amazing.

If you look closely you can see Blake's head dress.   Many women wore crowns and "rays" of light.
Stunning bodice.

I thought you might like to see Mary Kate and Ashely.

I think Madonna looks like a Spanish Queen.  I do love her head piece.
This theme was made for her.
Like a Prayer.

Many liked this dress. 
I liked the colorful cross.

Who are you?
Your dress is fabulous.

I wondered if any one would do the black with a little red like the french priests....
Glad Hugh took the chance.  I like it.  Subtle and smart.

I love your crown Mindy.

There were three or four Joan of Arc inspired gowns.
This was by far the most subtle and perfect one.

Spectacular head piece.

Yes, it's the Sistine Chapel.  It's just glorious.

Her hat is the nativity.  
Can't say she is not on theme.

Greta is one of the few to wear something so Nun-y.
I love it.
Edgy Nun-y.

Some one had to be an angel.

I honestly do not know what this is supposed to represent.  But guess what?
I like it and find it very interesting.

Some one had to be the pope.

This is perhaps my favorite look of the night.  Nun-y but very new.
So young and interesting and on theme.

She just looks ethereal.

This is lovely too.
Ethereal in cardinal red. 

Amal Clooney was a chair of the show.  Do you think her roses represent Mother Mary?


My very favorite head piece.

What an amazing red carpet!
Miz Boo