Okay--I'll admit it. As we started going through all the ren-faire gear in our room, I was a little surprised.
A lot surprised.
Damn, do we have a LOT of stuff. And I've, uhm, erm... grown out of some of it. Now that part was a nasty surprise, but on the good side of the surprise deal, the kids have grown in to a lot of it--EVERYBODY is going to have a costume or part of one tomorrow, even if I decide to go with the trendy peasant blouse from Torrid as opposed to the authentic (and HOT) long-sleeved peasant blouse from the last time we went to the Ren Faire!
Ladybug and Bone Daddy were plenty surprised too--and SO excited. "I look SO pretty!" said Ladybug, "And Chicken will be SO proud of me!" I told her Chicken was always proud of her, and Bone Daddy wanted to know if he could wear his Dragon Slaying clothes with his wooden sword and shield. They're both pretty adorable, really--and I'm pretty excited to go. Big T got a leather hat last time we went, the Robin Hood kind, with a feather--we all agreed: he looks like Little John, and he was happy, because Little John's a hero. And Chicken? Well, I'll be able to finish her slouchy hat in Crabby McCrabbypants on the way to the faire (it's about a three hour drive) so she'll have a PERFECT match to her black dress and purple bustier. Now I just have to remember some laces--even cheap acrylic yarn, if I have to!-- to get everyone all laced up!
Chicken's b-day last night was a success, and she actually liked one of the two pairs of pants my mom bought her. (Mom and I both declared that a *win*--50% is a high success rate w/Chicken and clothes) and everybody enjoyed the pizza and company. Mate's dad sent us a gift certificate, and Mate went and bought Beatles Rockband... I highly recommend it (as Cameron Frye said) it is SO choice!
I waited a bit to blog tonight--the dragon has been nipping at my heels, and it doesn't help that I'm SO close to a sex scene or two and a resolution--Deacon and Dek have had a TOUGH row to hoe, and I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to see these two lovers HEA--it helps with the motivation like you wouldn't believe. That, and I look forward to writing them being, erm, intimate. There hasn't been a whole lot of sex in this one. Bad things happen when I don't write sex often enough--trust me. It sort of backs up and gets slimy--must let the sexy writing out!!!!
Anyway, I promise (!!!) to take pictures and maybe even post some--and we'll show Ladybug and Bone Daddy that Ladies and Dragon Slayers are ALWAYS something to be proud of;-) (We're also going to the ocean on Sunday, since it's only like half an hour away from the Ren Faire and we're getting a hotel anyway... Bone Daddy is SO happy at the ocean! Can't wait!)