Today I'm seeing my kids off to school, packing my suitcase, and heading to Atlanta to speak at First Baptist on Saturday. It's a mother-daughter luncheon with a garden party theme. I wish I could take my own daughter, Alaina - the one you "met" in chapter 10 this week if you are reading along with Melissa. But she has a talent show Friday night at her school and a soccer game on Saturday morning.
The attire for this luncheon is "southern garden party with hats welcomed." So you know I had to find a proper Southern hat to wear with my dress. And I found one, at T.J. Maxx. I put it on tonight with my dress and modeled it for Alaina. She exclaimed, "I love that hat!" Then I went upstairs and found Rick. His eyes got really big. Clearly he was surprised but I couldn't tell if it was a good surprised or a bad surprised.
"So whaddya think?"
"Wow ... wow ..."
"Wow ... that's a hat."
That was all he would say. I'm not sure how to take that. If I manage to get a picture of me this weekend in the hat, I'll post it and you can tell me if it's fashion fabulous or fashion faux pas.
My friend Brenda from church wants to see a picture of it too. If I don't get a picture, maybe I'll wear the outfit with the hat to church Sunday for her ... and see if Rick walks 5 steps behind me or not.
If you blogged this week about the chapters in It's No Secret, feel free to link up below. And if you have any idea how to travel on a plane with a hat, without a hat box, without crushing it and without wearing it, do let me know!