Catherine’s monitor screen lights up.
DARQ: Hi and Happy New Year’s Day. I’m still on the island and still enjoying the warmth of the sand beneath my feet. And, yes, Catherine, before you have apoplexy, I shucked my velvet slipper-shoes to enjoy a dawn walk on my little stretch of beach.
CATHERINE: So you celebrated all night?
DARQ: Yes, and it was a marvelous party with fireworks, food, and all sorts of libations available at three different bars around and in the swimming pools . . . Just a warm, peaceful, wonderful way to begin a new year of being on your planet Earth.
CATHERINE: And the dress? What about your dress?
DARQ: You did a great job. The gown was all I had envisioned from the sketch I gave you out of that Erte fashion book.
CATHERINE: I know what the sketch looked like, what I want to see is you wearing the thing!
DARQ: Okay. Ta-dah!
CATHERINE: Wow! With your hair down and that flower accenting your tresses, you look lovely!
(A loud yawn ensues from Darq), then she says: I’m going to head on in and catch a few Z’s. All too soon I have to leave this paradise. You can expect me at the farm by week’s end.
CATHERINE: We’ve got snow here, about 6″ but the temps are going to be single digits for the coming week with below zero wind chills. Bundle up and dress warm.
DARQ: Hmm. Maybe I can wheedle a few more days out of this island stay.
CATHERINE: Coward. You can’t overstay your welcome no matter how warm the tropics are!
DARQ chuckles, then says: So true. I’ll see you soon. Enjoy your New Year’s Day!
(The connection ends.)
To one and all who visit this blog, Darq and I wish you
A Very Happy New Year’s Day and wonderful 2018!
Darq will return for Valentine’s Day wearing a new outfit. Be sure to visit.
****Note to Sewers and Crafters – Darq’s outfit is a sparkling velvet fabric that is lined with a shimmering silver-gray satin. This is the first time I’ve used a backdrop twice, but I liked my sister’s handiwork with the frosting for the palms. It’s very cold here in Western Pennsylvania and 6″ of snow on the ground. Besides, when I look at this tropical setting, I feel warmer and thinking about Spring.
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