Sometimes I like to follow a sort of “rule of threes” with an outfit — in this case with red lipstick, a red belt and red shoes. I know this outfit is pretty over-the-top red, white and blue, but I like those colors together! And I’ve been telling myself for months that I’d wear this flouncy blue skirt on the 4th of July. I tend to avoid reaching for it even though it’s full and pretty, I think because it feels a little too country for me. I mean, it is a square dance skirt, after all.
I’ve gone to parties the last two days, which has been a lot of fun, but I’m glad to finally be relaxing at home. Yesterday my brother Trevor and I went to a party hosted by my friends Rachel, Federico and Marcos, whom I hadn’t seen in about three years. Fede and Marc are brothers, Rachel is Fede’s wife, and I used to work with Rachel, Fede and Fede and Marc’s sister Cecilia at the Edwards Rancho 6 movie theater back when I was a teenager. I also found out this weekend that Cecilia and her husband are having a baby in August! Unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the party, but I really want to go visit them.
Today Jasen, Jasen’s mom, Trevor and I went to a barbecue at my Aunt Ann and Uncle Jim’s up in the high desert. It was CRAZY hot, and as we were leaving a thunderstorm suddenly started pouring heavy rain. I was kind of afraid there would be a flash flood, but it wasn’t that bad. It was so nice to feel and smell the rain after baking in 100-degree heat.