|Eastern Bluebird - my very welcomed Springtime visitors!|
A few minutes ago I looked out the sunroom windows and what did my eyes see? A bluebird taking a bath in one of the three bird baths I have in our flower oval. It is official, spring is here!
|Bluebird in my birdbath this morning - welcome!|
This is one of those giant bluebirds. This bluebird will be able to defend his bluebird house against the sparrows who are always trying to take it over in the spring mating season. Every year it is a battle as to who get control of the prime bluebird house in our backyard.
I'm off work until next Wednesday which is delightful. Last night we had an event at the hotel. An event is just what it says it is, an EVENT. Last night was the monthly Lewes Chamber of Commerce Mixer. I get to greet all the attendees as they stroll in from their glass(es) of wine and finger food. I must have been a greeter in my former life because I love the role of the Greeter. I love to meet people.
|Our Number One Industry - Tourism!|
The monthly mixer is a chance for local business people to get together and drum up business. We had several rooms open for display at the hotel and of course, I was ready to make reservations.
However, something different happened. I was talking to one of the attendees who was leaving (trying to get him to rent a room) and I discovered he was a local portrait photographer. I've been looking for a looking for a local portrait photographer! What luck!
In my previous life, when I was more lush with cash, I used to have an annual portrait picture taken of me and my dogs to include with my Christmas cards. When I lost my job at Mellon Bank in 1986 and then went through a series of jobs bouncing around, I did not have that luxury any more. If you were one of the lucky recipients of my annual Christmas card, you will notice that the picture of me wasn't a professional one, I took it!
|One of my annual Christmas card photos 1981|
Now that I'm settled in, the mortgage is paid off and the bills are up to date I can imbibe in this luxury again. My appointment is next Wednesday. Only one problem, how am I going to get myself to look like this portrait picture that was taken in 1982? I just realized that was THIRTY YEARS AGO!
|The last time I sat down with a suit and tie for a formal studio portrait photo - this one for my resume when I was looking for another job after being canned by Mellon Bank in 1982|
Dave, the photographer told me this morning not to worry. He says he can do "wonders" with his computer. This should be interesting.
|Before picture - me Tuesday evening - 30 years later!|