Yesterday I met up with a friend and went to try on costumes. She’s getting married next year, I’m the maid of honour (and only bridesmaid), and the wedding is going to be pirate-themed, which is going to be total awesomeness. Her and her fiancé are both huge nerds, so there will be pirate costumes, and the bride is going to walk down the aisle to the Star Wars theme. I can’t freaking wait.
Anyway, we went to a costume rental shop, and we both tried on a bunch of costumes. Friend found the dress she’ll get married in - a gorgeous blue early 1800s style gown. She looks amazing in it. I found my bridesmaid outfit - a black skirt with a ruffle at the bottom, a white shirt with ruffled sleeves, and a red under-bust corset with buckles in the front. It looks so piratey!
Afterwards we window-shopped for a bit - I’m not really much of a shopper but we stopped at a sock store. I do have a bit of a sock problem and own way more socks than one person reasonably should. So we bought some socks (including Star Wars socks for husband, and matching “Cat hair don’t care” socks), then went back to her place and grabbed some lunch.
After that, I drove home to retrieve husband, and we went to the Square in the middle of our city to meet up with the same friends to watch the Timbersports Championship. I used to enjoy watching the “lumberjack competitions”, as I used to call them, on TV, so I thought seeing them live would be fun. It was the Canadian Championship, so we saw all 6 events: double springboard chop, single buck saw, standing block chop, underhand chop, stock saw, and hot saw. It’s actually a pretty great spectator sport and was lots of fun!
Fun day, and the whole day would have been an absolute pain in the ass if I’d had to chase after a kid the whole time.