Now that we are just days away from October (still finding that hard to believe) Todd and I are making ourselves busy with finishing the final details of wedding planning. The goal was to be completely finished by October so we could relax the final month before the wedding.
Since he has the day off today we have a day full of errands planned. Tomorrow we will finally have our engagement photos done, the weather has been less than agreeable when we have tried to do them in the past. Yesterday was arts and crafts day for me. There are various signs that we will have at the ceremony site and reception area and I am making them all by hand. I have one finished, the next is still a work in progress but I have a vision.
October is birthday month in my family, part of why we wanted to be done with wedding stuff before the month starts. We have 4 just in my immediate family. Todd’s is the big one this year, he turns 30 on the 17th. I will be baking him a German chocolate cake, not quite sure yet how exactly I will go about doing that, but I will figure it out. I asked him what he wanted to do for his big day, cannot say I was surprised that he wanted to keep it low-key, that’s my introvert. I have a nice dinner planned downtown, I felt the same way last year when I turned 30 so I get it.
We also have Halloween plans that we are looking forward to. We are going to a costume party that we can bring Lucy to so we are all going to dress up together. I started constructing my costume yesterday.
Here is the thing about Halloween for me, I have always seen it as a day to dress up in fun/quirky outfits, often times I make my own or at least parts of my own costumes. I have never fit in with the mainstream of what female costumes are. I remember one year early in my high school years I went to a costume party with a then boyfriend, I went as a milk shake. I thought it was cute and funny. I was wearing a huge cup with a straw coming out of the top, little embarrassing now that I think back about it, but that is OK it was quirky and cute and that is true to me. When we arrived at the party every single girl there was dressed as a princess (this was before the time of revealing costumes and I shit you not, EVERY girl was a princess but me). Apparently I did not get the memo. I was immersed in a sea of pretty flowing gowns and tiaras and peasant tops and velvet. They all looked so girly and lovely and I was a milk shake. I still had fun and the quirky costumes continued in years to follow. Sometimes I will go the girly route, never the revealing route though, it just isn’t me. I love wigs too. Halloween just isn’t Halloween without a good wig.
This year I am going as a raven/crow/black bird in general. The construction of the beak is posing a challenge but I have an idea of how to bring it all together. I realized after I came up with the idea that I was bird last year as well, I went as a peacock. What can I say, I do really like birds.
As an aside I am proud to report I currently have A’s across the board in the program. It is all coming very naturally and I am loving every moment. Yesterday was my first mid-term exam, I was first to finish, I found it really easy. The remainder of mid-terms are next week, we’ll see how it goes.