Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I'm Back!

I've been away from my beloved computer for just over a week. It seems longer, doesn't it?

We've had guests come and go, a lawnmower that won't start AND yesterday I did something I haven't done in years. I bought a dress.

I went into TK Maxx (it is the UK equivalent of TJ Maxx)- something I do from time to time during lunch. I start at handbags, go through bath products, shoes, kitchenwear, sheets, towels, toys and then clothes that are in my size. I usually flip through the clothes and see nothing I want. Every couple of months, I'll see something useful like a new white blouse and I'll get it.

It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes you see a garment that you can't live without. You don't know when you'll ever be able to wear the thing, but you know that if you leave it there, you'll be haunted for years about what might have been.

Where I will be able to wear this dress is beside the point. I live in the country. Deep in the country. We don't have restaurants where this dress might be appropriate. I don't go to events where there are red carpets, silver service or valet parking. There might be a work thing in the future where I can get away with wearing it.

Sigh - I love this dress.

14 comments:

J-Funk said...

Nice dress! Maybe you can have an in-house "date" with the Man of the Place sometime so you can wear the dress.

Glad to have you back! Hope the finger is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

That dress is definitely YOU!! How lovely! And good bargain hunting!! You take after your Grandma Dwyer, who was an excellent, tireless shopper.

xo, ma

Bob said...

Hey Peggy welcome back, nice dress, what was that song "lady in red" that was it it just reminds me of that.

sally said...

I've got a perfect solution. Come visit us and we'll take you out to dinner! Lovely dress!

Peggy said...

J-funk - I could wear it for an in-house date but I'd like to have it on for more than five minutes. Finger is healing. Thanks for askin'.

Ma - Thanks! Glad you like it.

Bob - Thanks to you too!

Sally - I want to visit you in the worst way! If I get to come over soon, I'll bring the dress!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I understand how you couldn't pass this dress up Peggy....it's beautiful. I just love the color...and it looks very soft and flowing. Believe me...you'll find plenty of places to wear it...it's that kind of dress.

Tink said...

OOoo. I love the color. I haven't bought a dress in... Hm. I can't remember it's been so long. I think I'm going to treat myself to one or two this summer. It's kind of pathetic. I live in FLORIDA and I own more jackets and such than anything.

susan said...

Every girl needs a dress to make her feel like a princess. I'm glad you went ahead and bought it. I'm sure you'll find a place to wear it.

Jay said...

Glad you got your internet back!

That dress is beautiful.

Claude said...

Good to have you back, Peggy. As for the new dress, it's lovely and I can imagine you in it quite well. Where to wear, I'm sure you'll find a way :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a lovely dress. I don't think we have TJ Maxx in Canada, I'll have to check it out next time I'm in USA. I'm looking for a "special" dress to wear to No2Son's wedding later this year.

mrsnesbitt said...

Lady in Red!

Love it!

Kell said...

Welcome back. And glad your finger is doing better.

That's a beautiful dress! You'll find some place to wear it, and I bet you'll be gorgeous in it.

millie garfield said...

I'm going to a special dinner party tomorrow night and one of the "girls" asked if I was going to wear a dress. I don't own one but if I did, I'd like one like the red dress that you bought at TJXX.

There is a TJXX right across the street from where I live in Ma.!!