Miscellany Tuesday

How is everyone this cold January week??  Around here things are going better–the illness seems to be fading (finally!) and the new book is moving (slowly) along.  Here is a little about what else is going on:


–Today is my birthday!!!  I will spend it much as someone might have in the Regency, quietly with a nice family dinner and (hopefully!) some new books as presents.  With Christmas/wedding/sicknesses just past, being nice and cozy with a bottle of wine and some cake sounds just right….

–Oklahoma finally has a JASNA chapter of our very own!  For years, in order to go to a chapter meeting I had to drive to Dallas, but now I just have to drive across town.  This month my mom and I did a program to celebrate Jane’s birthday by talking about Regency fashions (you can see pics at the website,  In June there is going to be a Netherfield Ball in Dallas, so I am also joining a country dancing group to get ready!  New dress time!

–Speaking of new dresses, did everyone watch the Golden Globes??  Thanks to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the show was actually funny and entertaining and I watched (almost) the whole thing.  Can I say how much I loved all the coral colored gowns and the sparkle??  I want one now.  Here are a couple of my favorites, Zooey Deschanel and Lucy Liu (a sort of modern day Marie Antoinette, with a side braid)



–And this is also the 454th anniversary of Elizabeth I’s coronation!  I may do a whole post about it next week, because I’ve been researching it for my second Kate Haywood Elizabethan Mystery, Murder at Westminster Abbey.  I was watching Anne of the Thousand Days again just last weekend, and I always cry at that scene at the end when Henry comes to see Anne and she defiantly cries “My Elizabeth shall be queen!  And my blood will have been well spent”


What have you been doing this week??  Who were your favorites at the Golden Globes?  Any favorite Tudor movies??

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9 years ago

Happy Birthday! I too am suffering through the tail end hopefully of this sickness going around. Enjoy your day.

9 years ago

Happy birthday, Amanda!

This is the week I’m trying to start catching up on everything that got dropped due to the flu. I’m also starting to get more time in on the work-in-progress. 🙂

I missed the Golden Globes. Waaaah! I love looking at the gowns.

Cara King
Cara King
9 years ago

When I saw Lucy Liu’s dress, I gasped. It was so beautiful, and so new! I liked a lot of other gowns, too, but hers by was far my favorite.

9 years ago

I am glad you are feeling better, not nice to be sick for your birthday. Hope you had an enjoyable birthday.
I seldom watch the award shows, but it was on the channel we were watching and we were too lazy to change it. It was enjoyable and the dresses lovely. I was surprised by the negative comments about Lucy Liu’s dress the next day. Walking drapery being one of them. I didn’t have a favorite. It was just enjoyable seeing them all.

Diane Gaston
9 years ago

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes but I did watch the Fashion Police GG special. Kelly Osbourne agreed with you about Lucy Liu’s gown, but I think Joan picked it as her worst. I guess there was nothing neutral about the gown.

I liked it!!

Celebrity Dresses
9 years ago

The young lady in the top right photo–spine tingly cute…don’t you just want to pinch her cheeks?

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