Friday, May 22, 2015
A) Thing the Younger is graduating high school this year, and so naturally I have to set aside some 'fret' time each and every day about this momentous life passage that was too quick to arrive. OK, I don't really do that, but could if I was that sort of person, which I am not, and likely should be more of because things would get done around here, most likely. We were involved, however, in discussions regarding enrollment and housing choices, both of which have occurred and are paid for. It's going to be Tarheel country up at our house!
B) There were some birthdays and that whole Mother's Day raft of shenanigans really took the wind out of my sails for several days. Plus which I got chocolate, so that took priority over writing anything here.
C) I also had to pay rapt attention to the Internet, as it's been a little dicey lately and needs to be monitored. Closely. Every day. Did you know the average Facebook user spends 40 minutes a DAY there? Slackers.
D) I started to write more than once, but each and every time a puff of wind blew in my face, or a cat wanted in (or out, or both, because, catS), or nobody else was making dinner, or I just coulld expend the energy to open up Blogger and just start in.
E) Also, I spent a fair bit of time working out the plan for my novel, and managed to whittle way some of the really bad ideas to arrive at what I think might be workable, and so got all skittish about writing anything else for fear that activity might push the good ideas out, which as it turns out happened quite naturally over time and it seems at this point like I'm going to have to go re-think my previous thoughts to see if they're still in the 'winning' column of Stuff I Would Like to Read (and therefore write).
F) Oh, and getting Thing 1's cosplay outfits ready for Animazement, which started yesterday, took some time. I spent a LOT of time avoiding it, because it was going to be hard and I wasn't sure I could do it at all so didn't start because then, in a twisted way, I couldn't eff it up. It was only when I noticed that HE wasn't starting anything either that we had a little chat about our shared procrastination issues and we dove in. Things were going pretty well for me until yesterday, when I put the jacket (like, an actual SUIT JACKET!) together all wrong and it was too late to fix it so I wound up PAINTING another jacket approximately the right color and sheen to match what would have been the Perfect Jacket if I hadn't messed it up. See today's pic above for what was supposed to happen. I didn't make it that far, though it would have been awesome to have it come together, because we started working on it in January and the pattern and material set me back 80 bucks and C put a LOT of time into fusing the shiny stuff to some beefier material to make suitable (!) suiting fabric. Oh well. There are about a hundred ways to interpret this character (as I just found out (INTERNET!)), so I hope that the cosplay will be recognizable and enjoyed.
We DID successfully style the wig and make a Worbla mask and heart for the other cosplay character he's doing, so that's a win. This is what we were going for:
He also did the whole suit and gloves and tie and shirt thing. It came together nicely and I cannot WAIT to see pictures.
So, yes, it's been a while and I have NO good reasons why I haven't continued the frenetic pace of blogging I have set thus far this year. Please accept the above neatly-listed Maytime activities as proof of my continued existence and interest in reaching out to you, the good people of the internet (and sometimes real life).
Happy long weekend!