It was a wonderful party last night! It was the Annual Boston Hello Stilletto Ball - a fundraiser for MS. I haven't been able to find the energy to do much of anything recently, and I was worried that I'd poop out at 10pm...but I didn't! And I stayed in my wonderful Kenneth Cole stillettos all night long - and my feet weren't even the least bit upset! I participated in the "walk-off" and was handed the magical number "69" which of course triggered a shockwave of giggles throughout the event. My shoes, fabulous as they are, were not what I would call "outrageous" or "fantasmagorical", so I figured a creative presentation would at least entertain the audience and judges! I gotta be honest, there were some amazing looking shoes! I would have chosen different winners, but hey, the judges were from the shoe industry and I guess are looking for "most thought provoking" as opposed to "most asthetically pleasant"?
We ended the evening at the Top of the Hub, with the glittering city of Boston spread out like an open jewelry case far below us. Add to that a perfectly baked piece of french brie in a sweet balsamic fig sauce, and an impeccable glass of Sancerre...it was delighful. John and Michael are so wonderful to hang out with, and we had many good laughs, as always! Terence was a sleepy guy, but looked super handsome in his tuxedo! I'm so happy to have found someone like Terence. I can't wait to be his wife. There was a girl, also with MS, speaking yesterday. She talked about how when she was diagnosed she lost her fiance. He couldn't handle it. At my time of diagnosis, I felt much the same as what she has described. I have since come to conclude that nobody is bound by obligation to stand by you in tough times. While the diagnosis happens to one individual, it would be selfish to just assume that everyone around you is unaffected. The only difference is, others CAN walk away from something like MS, while if you're the one diagnosed, you're stuck. People will always do what they think is best. And in some instances, "leaving" is the best thing a person thinks they can do. Things have a way of working themselves out. I am a living testament to that - and so lucky to finally have found the right man, at the right time. Hopefully the girl who spoke yesterday will find that the best is yet to come, regardless of MS.
Today...Red Sox game! It's quite nice to have nothing on the agenda, as that is quite unsual these days. With Kosmo here on the east coast with us, it's constant entertainment watching the animals interact! It's going really well I must say, with the only conflict seeming to stem from Chloe and her diva mentality. I think Little Man really enjoys having a step-brother, and Amelia...? Well, she is so mellow, and loves everybody! Tomorrow is puppy play date time!
I need a dresser. Urgently. Tomorrow morning I am going to hurl myself down to IKEA I think. I have come to realize that the reason it's become so hard for me to tidy up clothing and general stuff is because I lack the space to put said items. If there is a space for everything, then there'd never be a question about where I should put things! So...make that....two dressers. And one cat-tree.
Ugh. I'm still super itchy.