Wikipedia: "A red letter day (sometimes hyphenated as red-letter day or called scarlet day in academia) is any day of special significance. Its roots are in classical antiquity; for instance, important days are indicated in red in a calendar dating from the Roman Republic (509–27 BC)..."
Hmm...the meaning of that expression seems to have evolved into a good day, rather than simply a memorable one. Well, it was a good day and here's why:
My bureau came! Hooray, it was delivered to my door this afternoon and the huge box is now sitting in the middle of my living room floor. It looks formidable to even open the box, and Zeus knows how it gets put together. I don't have many--read "any"--tools, so may have to borrow them, but I don't care--I'm thrilled to have my bureau, which is key to all the things I want to do in the apartment.
Because I have several social--or semi-social--engagements coming up, I decided to buy myself some clothes. More significantly, I decided not to buy the cheap crap I usually do, but to shell out some real dough for good stuff. Therefore, I went to The Avenue and bought a pair of slacks and three tops. They came to a pretty big piece of change, but I charged it, so it doesn't count. Right now, that is.
While I was there, I noticed a signup sheet on the counter. What's this, I queried. Salesperson said they were having a fashion show on Saturday, would I like to be a model? Well, sure, why not? Then I spent the next hour and a half trying on clothes, plus shoes and jewelry. Each model will wear a dressy and a casual outfit AND they can then buy them for forty percent off. I picked out a few things, but then a young woman who works there named Paula helped me by selecting much nicer ones that look a lot better on me. I know I'm going to buy at least two parts of the dressy outfit--it's terrific, but not SO dressy I'd never wear it. It'll be perfect for widder dinners and other occasions that don't require dressing way up. I also want to get the gray Capri pants and possibly, the white jacket I'll model with it.
I'll probably go bankrupt with what this stuff costs, but hey, I'll be properly clad in the poorhouse.