Tessa’s Victorian Costume:
- Corset [check]
- Gold Bodice [check] Oops, wrong colour!
- Brown Bodice [check]
- Gold Underskirt [check]
- Bustle Overskirt [check]
- Gold Bodice Jacket [check]
Corset underway—received boning last night… must weigh about 5 pounds. Found really nice boning with lacing holes.. got two sets, an extra set for my new Regency stays I’ve cut but not sewn.
- Acquired at significant discount, a new halter, rope, 54” girth, fleecy saddle-pad, gloves and saddle cover (god that was fun… I can’t remember the last time I went tack shopping it was like snorting pure, untainted sparkly happiness powder)
- Bought a brand new pair of Fuller Filly PUPPI Jodhpurs today.
- Cleaned and oiled both of my saddles.
- Arranged for appointment to see the newest member of the Mt. Hood Johanesen Clan (Saturday)
- Found and secured lodgings suitable for the giant hoofy baby.
- Need to go up in the attic and pull down two tack-boxes to inventory additional tack, oil bridles, and insure they haven’t been eaten down to scraps by mold.
- Need to soften my old paddock boots.
- Found lodging for Satan (aka; my mother) near Gresham.
- Obtained, completed and submitted necessary paperwork for said lodging.
- Took steps to secure lodging, including a long, unnecessarily complicated and costly process just to get my mother to inconvenience herself enough to get me her signature on a piece of paper (faxing to a local pharmacy is too complicated you see…)
- Pestered sister to get financial aspects covered…
- Hopefully secured lodging for mother within 40 minutes of my residence.
- Considering moving to the Tibetan plateau.
- Somehow managed to come down with a case of upset stomach and body aches.
- Emotionally drained from dealing with Satan (aka Mother).
- Sick of house-hunting for mother.
- Fizzled out from trying to find care facilities for Papa.
- Burnt out from Horse-Boarding hunt.
- Still trying to make up from the sleep debt from late-night sewing.
Project So Excited I Could Cry:
- I’m going to have a horse again! OMG OMG OMG!!!!