I'm leaving for a week's vacation tomorrow. I'm not sure what the wi fi situation is going to be - Shaker Village is like a historical reenactment type place and it's been established it doesn't have a lot of amenities. It has air conditioning and contemporary bathrooms, so that's good enough for me. There will be lots of photo ops and hopefully some writing and drawing, too.
As it is, I'm running in circles trying to get everything done. I still need to clean the car out, stock up the horses and rabbits, bathe the dogs, pack the car, print out the directions, oil my saddle, buy thank you presents for the lady watching my dogs, drop the dogs off --
I - I need to play with my dolls.
It's still a stress reliever. So I super-curled the hair on my Apple White and Goldie Lockes dolls. (Ever After High, btw) I hadn't planned on getting either of them, but Apple White's character is growing on me. She started out as that Perfect Girl in school who was shallow and self centered, but not actually mean. As the series goes on, she keeps getting her eyes opened bit by bit. I loved the episode with the beauty contest where Cedar is like: 'I thought this was supposed to focus on empowerment and being awesome! This is just smiling and wearing uncomfortable shoes and looking pretty!' And Apple has that three second scene where she's just looking over her awards with this stricken look like: 'Crap, she's right . . . '
And Goldie Lockes I got because she's a total klepto. They play it down in the episodes, but her journal and box bio make it clear she views locks as a challenge and helps herself to anything that isn't nailed down.
In other news, I found out my vintage side saddle is *REALLY* vintage. Like, it was probably made around the Civil War. It almost make me feel bad about replacing the fenders and girth, but I'm trying to take a 'this is the axe of my ancestors' approach. About 40% of the saddle will still be original and I'm sure she'll be happier being back on a horse than being stuck on display somewhere.
Hah . . . I still need to do laundry and dishes . . .