June 28th, 2016

kid flash

Busy as usual

Our Busy But Not With Work Week has, out of necessity, become Busy With Some Work and Extracurricular Activities Week. We just got a new assignment today, and we're pretty excited about it, so of course we had to say yes, even though the first volume is due a week after the Big Four. That wouldn't be a problem in and of itself, since a whole week is a pretty good amount of time to finish a translation in, but that weekend is when we have unalterable plans that will take up a pretty good chunk of time. All in all, I think it's going to be a pretty fun three weeks after Anime Expo, if we can survive them.

That being the case, we decided we really should not try to make a third set of costumes, so tomorrow we will get to work on the first of the Big Four. But today, we're still working on costumes. Well, costumes and orthodontist appointments. I went in to get my braces adjusted today, and then, since we were in the area, we went to Target to see if we could get some costume accessories. They didn't have our ideal choices, but we got a couple of brown t-shirts for the surprise costume set, and some white leggings to wear under flesh-colored tights for Hiyori. It might look a little silly, but if it's not too noticeable, I think it will be a pretty good modest option. Our tights aren't scheduled to arrive until tomorrow, though, so we won't find out until then.

Then we came home and worked on the other set of costumes. They're looking really good so far, I'm pleased to say. I was terrified of doing the applique work, because I haven't used the sewing machine in so long and I felt like there was absolutely no margin for error. But it wasn't as tricky as I thought it might be, and I realized that in the spots that needed touching up, I could just go over them with the sewing machine again and they look fine. And now the applique is all done, so I can be scared about getting the rest of it right. But first, it's time for dinner.

Today I'm thankful for our friend from church taking us to a super neat fabric store yesterday, the applique looking pretty good, getting an exciting new work assignment, Knott's Berry Farm making maple fudge that doesn't have nuts in it (while we were shopping yesterday, we stopped by the stores outside Knott's), and getting our Noragami 16 comp copies.