Well, I’ve been invited to two teas and a lunch for next week, and there is a jazz concert at the church on Saturday I’m planning on going to, as well as the inauguration of the watchtower in our village (soon to be Place Jean le Gros) by a historian who is coming to give a speech at the village on Saturday morning.

It makes my desk calendar look positively busy, with lots of little colored stickers (I use them to mark important events. For example, ‘gym, Thur. morn. 9 am’ has a yellow sticker on it, and ‘Sophie – café’ has a pink sticker on it) And there is an orange sticker that moves from day to day, so I know which day we are at a glance. (Today is Wed. 21 and there is a blue sticker with ’14:30 sculpture, Julia’ on it, and a yellow sticker with ‘English lessons, C&D’)

Now the big question for a social butterfly is is, what to wear? For the inauguration at the village square, a canvas skirt and woolen jacket seem ‘de rigeur’, and a hat would be nice. I have a little tween cap that will be perfect. For the jazz concert, something warm, because the church dates from the 9th century and there is NO heating. A big shawl and some black wool pants would be all right. And for the teas – I will have to put on my beige skirt and wear a gray cashmere sweater and a string of pearls. Yesterday I had on my son’s green army pants and an old sweat shirt – but I was cleaning house.

Oh, I forgot to mention the lunch at Lynn’s house – we’re planning to have a lady’s get-together after the gym next week. Let’s see – that should be a green sticker. And I’ll be wearing my jean skirt, a pink and gray sweater, and pearls, of course.
The social butterfly is Moi.

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