My reward for the day's accomplishments and this miserable week is to take tea with friends tomorrow (in costume no less!). I suspect I will strain my voice and it will wipe me out for the rest of the weekend but I'm doing it anyway. I feel like if I waited until I felt "well" I wouldn't see anyone ever again. Besides I have GOT to get out of this house or go mad!
My Poe Research consisted of trying to figure out what to do with the neckline of my dress. I like it as is but it's a little low for a Victorian day dress so I was thinking a chemisette or neckerchief or something. Although in looking through fashion plates at the University of Washington and the NY Public Library I noticed that earlier in the 40s a lower neckline during the day seemed acceptable. At least I assume so, they are wearing bonnets... perhaps it's just wishful thinking...