The music director at the last school I worked at called and left me a voice mail today. I sewed the costumes for their musical productions the last two years and when I stopped working there, I told him I could probably still do it this year. However, it has always been in early April, so I spend all of March sewing. This year they are doing it the second week in December (a musical version of A Christmas Carol called "Bah Humbug") I am torn. It is fun to sew and see all the kids get so excited about theater. However, who has all that time in November to sew all these old style costumes??!?!?! I get busy enough making t-shirt orders and trying to just function till after the new year... plus, I seriously wind up making like $2 an hour... the school doesn't have that much money and sewing is time consuming! We'll see... I have such a hard time saying no and part of me wants to do it, but MOST of me knows I'll regret it if I agree to do it.
Anyway, I hate to say it, but I am loving the fall weather (though today was like 80 and it was nice to sit in the sun and watch all the hustle and bustle of downtown during my lunch break.) I'm already getting excited to spend a whole day making soups to freeze and eat all winter. I love my fireplace and sitting by it drinking dry red wine. Summer was so fun, but I am so glad I live in a place that has real and distinct seasons. Why can't I stop buying motorcycle gear at thrift stores? I bought the boots, the jacket, the vest, and now this... THE ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLE VEST. Black. Leather. Fringed. Buckled. Vest. I feel like Stella. I love leatha. I was born rock-n-roll, I'll die rock and roll (not at all true for me.)
Thermal shirt - Target
Vest - thrifted
Skirt - Fake Target
Shoes - Unlisted by Kenneth Cole (inherited from sister)
Also, here is yesterday...
Scarf - thrifted GAP
White shirt - little boys Fruit of the Loom tank tops that come in packs and I wear them like every day
Yellow shirt - thrifted Target
Pants - thrifted
Shoes - Dezario (whoo Nordstrom's Rack!)
and today for yous!
Sweater - thrifted Free People
Tank - little boys Fruit of the Loom undershirt
Skirt - thrifted
Shoes - Michael Kors (thank you DSW clearance! er, I take that back, my toes hurt)
Oh, and speaking of sewing... I really need to start thinking about halloween... I get a little nuts over it and I'm excited that it is on a Friday this year (I'm hoping this means lots of people dress up.) I grew up (ok, high school, whatever) going to Madison for halloween, and for those of you who know what that means, it spoiled me... EVERYONE dresses up. It is INSANE. Halloween BELONGS to Madison. I don't know what to be yet, it is always a challenge (don't want to look slutty or cliche, I don't like wearing lots of make-up cause it's itchy and I always wind up smudging it, needs to be worn sans coat if needed but also be able to survive in sweaty bars and parties, no HUGE costumes involving things like wings and whatnot). So... what shall I be? I don't know. Last year I was Little Orphan Annie (sorry, there are no photos of the night after the boy's computer was burgled... but you can picture it right? I sewed the red dress, rocked my natural fro with a shorter cut than in the lower photo (which was yesterday)
and wore black patent leather tap shoes and ran around singing, encouraging people to be my Daddy Warbucks and buy me a drink and yelling "leaping lizards" all night). The year before I was a knocked up high school cheerleader (complete with boy's class ring on a chain - a lot of bars/people were concerned that I was really pregnant after assuring/showing them that I sculpted my belly out of foam, a LOT of people asked to punch me in the stomach... it was weird.)
The year before I was the bumble bee girl from blind melon's No Rain video... need I say more.
What else have I been?? Oh, for the Polar bear plunge there was (yes, I jumped in a frozen lake, three years in a row - it was a fundraiser for the Special Olympics MN)... well the first year we didn't really dress up, since we didn't know we could/should.
The second year we were '80s aerobic instructors...
the third year we were characters from Clue (Miss Scarlet with the candlestick and Colonel Mustard with the rope).
And yes, John who did the plunge with me every year, does have albinism... he is awesome, I'm in his wedding next year, and he is the smartest person I know (yeah, he got a phat scholarship to HARVARD business school)
I'll let you know when I decide what to be... maybe I should be Edward Scissorhands and wear all leatha... do you think those scissors would be dangerous? how would I hold my beer? do I want to spray crap on my hair to make it black? will I be pale enough by then? P.S. Sorry that I am all over the place today!