Yesterday was an important night for Edward. His three sisters and brother came to stay with him and Victoria to celebrate. They were all born in September and each year one of them throws a big party for friends and family. This year it was Edward's turn. It was such an honor to be invited. Of course I had to ask Dawn for a dress. I don't own anything pretty enough for an event like this myself. I borrowed her Prabal Gurung abstract printed dress and had to promise her to be extra careful while wearing it as she wants it back as soon as possible. I was so glad she let me borrow something suitable and it helped me a lot to be less nervous.
There were so many people! Edward and Victoria have a huge house. They needed the entire first floor and a large part of the garden for the party. The weather was great and there was plenty of champagne. This time Victoria had help with the food, but she made sure the caterer used her recipes. At some point I was sitting on a bench by the pond. I wanted to watch the party from a distance for a few minutes and was really enjoying myself. Then someone joined me. It's always nice to have company and this was really good company. Edward's nephew Royce is a handsome man with a troubled past. Edward has told me something about it, but not much. I do know that so far life hasn't been very kind to him. Even though the look in his eyes was sad he was charming and did everything he could to make me feel at ease. His clever jokes and warm character were very hard to resist, so when he asked me out on a date I said yes immediately. Now I'm not so sure if I've made the right decision. Calvin's betrayal is still fresh and I'm not sure if I can suffer a third round of heartbreak this year. I do want to meet the love of my life though and in order to do that I have to date.
I couldn't spend the entire party chatting with Royce, that wouldn't have been polite. I've done my best to mingle and to get to know the people who are dear to my boss who is my very good friend. There were quite a few toasts, each speech a little bit less coherent and sober than the one before it. I don't know how many bottles of alcohol we consumed together, but I think the amount was really scary. In my case the result was a terrible hangover this morning. Edward didn't make it to work, he called in sick, so I had to be there. I don't know how I got through the day and the first thing I did when I got back home was finding my bed to sleep it off. Now I'm feeling a lot better and I can look back on a memorable evening.